Recommended Justice League Reading?

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#1 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey, guys!

Just looking for some good Justice League-related reading material.

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#2 Posted by Billy Batson (59584 posts) - - Show Bio

Giffen's/Dematteis' BWAHAHA JLI, Grant Morrison's JLA (there's some decent stories after that run too), New Frontier and The Nail for starters.

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#3 Posted by TDK_1997 (17058 posts) - - Show Bio

Grant Morrison's JLA run and maybe McDuffie's run also.

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#4 Posted by Superdork (1035 posts) - - Show Bio

Throne of Atlantis

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#5 Posted by colonyofcells (2039 posts) - - Show Bio

Crisis on Infinite Earths.

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#6 Posted by danhimself (21430 posts) - - Show Bio

Justice League: Cry for Justice

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#7 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997 said:

Grant Morrison's JLA run and maybe McDuffie's run also.

Is McDuffie's run any good? I made another thread today inquiring about Justice League of America Vol. 2. What about Meltzer's, Wein's and Robinson's runs of that title?

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Justice League: Cry for Justice

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I've read it (as well as Rise and Fall). God damn awful. Thought Robinson was meant to be good?

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Throne of Atlantis

Currently reading and enjoying. Love Aquaman and Justice League (Batman mischaracterisation aside).

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Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Current top on my must read list.

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#8 Posted by danhimself (21430 posts) - - Show Bio

@John Valentine: is it bad that I kind of enjoyed Cry for Justice? There's something about a villain knocking a hero down to his lowest point that I really enjoy

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#9 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

@John Valentine: is it bad that I kind of enjoyed Cry for Justice? There's something about a villain knocking a hero down to his lowest point that I really enjoy

I think the idea behind the story is a lot better than its execution.

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#10 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely Morrison's run. Even if you don't wanna go through the whole thing, the first arc alone is fantastic. It had the most badass Batman scene of all time.

There's also JLA: Truth and Justice by Paul Dini and Alex Ross. Instead of fighting your everyday bad guys, this story deals with the JLA fighting a disease. Really great stuff.

And both of Mark Waid's stories, Tower of Babel and Queen of Fables, are excellent as well. The latter is underrated.

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#11 Posted by Billy Batson (59584 posts) - - Show Bio

If you want to a good Robinson story, you should try Starman/Shade and The Golden Age.
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#12 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, and I thought Identity Crisis was awesome too. Got a lot of mixed reviews from what I've seen, but it's one of my personal favorites.

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#13 Posted by TDK_1997 (17058 posts) - - Show Bio

@John Valentine said:

@TDK_1997 said:

Grant Morrison's JLA run and maybe McDuffie's run also.

Is McDuffie's run any good? I made another thread today inquiring about Justice League of America Vol. 2. What about Meltzer's, Wein's and Robinson's runs of that title?

Well the whole volume was good until all of the big guns left.When only Vixen,Dr. Light and others like them were left the stories were average but when Robinson stepped in it became a big disaster.Check it out and I recomment you to read it up to #37.That is the last issue I enjoyed.

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#14 Posted by SmashBrawler (6032 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

Giffen's/Dematteis' BWAHAHA JLI, Grant Morrison's JLA (there's some decent stories after that run too), New Frontier and The Nail for starters.

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#15 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (16434 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

Definitely Morrison's run. Even if you don't wanna go through the whole thing, the first arc alone is fantastic. It had the most badass Batman scene of all time.

There's also JLA: Truth and Justice by Paul Dini and Alex Ross. Instead of fighting your everyday bad guys, this story deals with the JLA fighting a disease. Really great stuff.

And both of Mark Waid's stories, Tower of Babel and Queen of Fables, are excellent as well. The latter is underrated.

funny, i was just thinking the exact same thing a little earlier today.

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#16 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (16434 posts) - - Show Bio

The Tornado's path as good as far s origin stories go. The Lightning Saga was a bit dull....but we got Wally back so it was tolerable.

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#17 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

@Avenging-X-Bolt: Glad to know I'm not the only one. Not sure what it was, but I thought it was really great.

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#18 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio

Morrison's JLA is the defining run. Everything else sucks by comparison.

Identity Crisis decent though, mind you.

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#19 Posted by JakeN7 (15179 posts) - - Show Bio

JLA: Tower of Babel by Mark Waid

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#20 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio

Cheers for the suggestions!

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