JLA, Vol. 18: Crisis of Conscience

JLA Vol Crisis of Conscience In the wake of Brad Meltzer s Identity Crisis the JLA decides the time has come to tell Batman that they stole part of his memory However the League is attacked by the Secret Society of Super Villa

  • Title: JLA, Vol. 18: Crisis of Conscience
  • Author: Geoff Johns Allan Heinberg Chris Batista Mark Farmer David Baron Ken Lopez Rob Leigh
  • ISBN: 9781401209636
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the wake of Brad Meltzer s Identity Crisis , the JLA decides the time has come to tell Batman that they stole part of his memory However, the League is attacked by the Secret Society of Super Villains, out for vengeance now that their own memories are restored As the JLA battles, Martian Manhunter confronts Despero, the alien conqueror, behind the villains memory resIn the wake of Brad Meltzer s Identity Crisis, the JLA decides the time has come to tell Batman that they stole part of his memory However, the League is attacked by the Secret Society of Super Villains, out for vengeance now that their own memories are restored As the JLA battles, Martian Manhunter confronts Despero, the alien conqueror, behind the villains memory restoration By the time the dust settles, the League may have won the battle but lost the war.Collecting JLA 115 119

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    1. Spinning out of Identity Crisis, the Secret Society of Super-Villains have gotten they're memories back and they are pissed. Now they know who the relatives of all the JLA members are and they want revenge. Now the League must defeat the villains and decide if they are going to strip the villains' memories again in order to protect their families. Geoff Johns and Chris Batista knocked it out of the park with this one. Good art, fantastic story. Johns brought back some villains we haven't seen in [...]

    2. Well that was well-written but not much of a surprise. I think Johns has a good handle on the characters but it feels like he had to shoehorn this into the greater "event" plotline, so it doesn't come as much of a shock how this turned out. Or perhaps it's just a question of when this "set of momentous moments" will get forgotten in favour of some future event or whim. Maybe I'd feel more oomph if the villains had half a brain cell between them here and took one action that seemed coordinated wi [...]

    3. Following the events of the groundbreaking, IDENTITY CRISIS by thriller author, Brad Meltzer, this 18th volume of the Justice League of America, collects Issues 115-119. Take note, all this happens before the New -52, just in case you got suddenly confused and wondering.I felt IDENTITY CRISIS, blew the ball out of the park and so our heroes are left to deal with the memory tampering that they did with the villains but also with Batman. Crisis of ethics come into play with this collection and alo [...]

    4. This trade follows the revelations of Identity Crisis, the point at which DC decided that "Lo, there Comes a Crisis" means a yearly crossover. This is the start of the end for the DC Universe that Byrne, Giordano, and Stern created lo those many years ago. Bats flips at the news that his "friends" in the JLA have wiped his mind, the League fights over whether or not it was right, Superman plays dumb, and the next thing you know. villains are attacking secret identities, J'ohnn is accused of bein [...]

    5. At the time it was first published (first as monthly issues, then as a trade paperback) it capitalised on the reveal (from Identity Crisis) that even Batman had been mind-wiped. Ooooh! The Justice League is self-destructing to begin with, but then comes along Despero and the Secret Society of Super-Villains to make matters worse.Today, years later, this has become a forgotten, irrelevant storyline, in light of the many "Crises" that DC has gone through, not to mention the many series/character r [...]

    6. I really enjoyed this one. It's one for you, even if you aren't much of a comic book reader. It explores deep themes of love, marriage and loss. It's a bit of a sad read if you know the characters of the DC universe. Some key individuals die. But how the themes are dealt with was surprisingly mature. I learned a few things from it, like how the perpetuity of love after someone passes away can be a comforting and positive thing, not just another reminder of sorrow.

    7. Picking up where Identity Crisis ended this book is the failing apart of the JLA. While I urge readers to read Identity Crisis first, the book really captures what makes the Justice League so great while also tearing them apart.

    8. Like the second half of "Superman: Grounded," this story tries to pick up the dangling plot threads and mangled characterizations from what went before and more or less shape them back into what passes for an actual superhero story. Fine artwork throughout from Chris Batista, some top notch throwdowns between the League and the Secret Society and Despero and some always-welcome spotlight on Catwoman. (Best of all, unlike "Identity Crisis," no rapes! What a concept!) If this story wasn't a bridge [...]

    9. Reprints JLA #115-119 (August 2005-November 2005). The JLA are facing a moral dilemma in the form of a past that has come back to haunt them. The Justice League had decided to mind-wipe Doctor Sun after an attack on Sue Digby and used Zatanna to change the personalities of their enemies who discovered their secret identities. Now, the Justice League’s greatest enemies know what they did and their true identities and want revenge. As the JLA fights attacks while seeking the source of the ene [...]

    10. Geoff Johns is one of the best in the business at taking classic tropes, ideas, and characters, and breathing fresh life into them. In the 18th volume of JLA, Johns has the team deal with the fallout of the Identity Crisis storyline. With the truth about Dr. Light's mindwipe having surfaced, the team as a whole is falling apart. Making matters worse, the old-school Secret Society (Wizard, Felix Faust, Floronic Man, Matter Master, Chronos, and Star Sapphire) have had their minds restored by the a [...]

    11. I liked this one, but it felt a bit rushed. I was worried that readers who had not read Identity Crisis might miss out on quite a bit, but the volume gives you enough background and summary to catch up. This was good because I have read Identity Crisis, but it has been a while. In the aftermath of the events from Identity Crisis, the heroes have to deal with the consequences of their actions, including a bunch of villains very pissed off over what the league did to them last time. You get to dec [...]

    12. Zatanna, Zatanna, ZatannaI don't care how good you look in your velvet tophat and fishnet stockings, you should know better than to try and erase Batman's FREAKIN' MEMORY, because only bad things will happen. Like Batman beating up Hawkman and quitting the Justice League kind of bad. Oh, right, do one better JLA (this should stand for Jiant Lame Asses) and alienate Bats from his only real steady lay, Catwoman. And, yes! Yes! while you're at it, imprison a parallel Earth's Superboy in another dim [...]

    13. Collects JLA #115-119.This JLA story ties into the aftermath of the Identity Crisis as the Justice League must, as a unit, either come together and put the past behind them or disband for good. Meanwhile the Secret Society of Super-villains looks to pay back the JLA for messing with their minds and memories. However, the question comes up, who un-brain-washed them? And what are his ultimate goals? The answer may not surprise you -- once you release it ain't Lex Luthor -- but the resulting battle [...]

    14. Follows the dilapidated Identity Crisis arc. As the title suggests the JLA are having a tad of an issue regarding disposing the Secret Society of Villains' knowledge of the JLA's identities and families. Ironic considering how the JLA played mind-fuckery with the baddies and even their own. Mainly this book is only good to see how Batman loses it with his fellow JLA peers at having his mind screwed over by Zatanna for their convenience. Oh and some lovely Bat/Cat moments, but that's another stor [...]

    15. JLA: Crisis of Conscience collects JLA issues #115-119 that answer some of the unanswered questions left from the Identity Crisis.The plot is surprisingly interesting, the story moves rather quickly and it ends on a pretty big cliffhanger.The art is pretty clean and simplistic, and although it looks great, it is not that memorable.Overall, this is a quick and interesting aftermath to the Identity Crisis.

    16. The misuse of their superpowers leads members of the Justice League of America to reconsider being a team in JLA: Crisis of Conscience. Following a number of stories preceding it, this graphic novel represents the struggle of a team to work together when its members are in conflict over one another's actions, even when those actions were aimed at serving the greater good -- to prevent evil from prevailing.

    17. I loved the artwork and in particular Hawkman - one of my favorites - was drawn really well. The subject of the plot raised some really interesting points about law enforcement and what should be done with people that cannot be rehabilitated however the stance Superman and several of the JLA take is extremely naive given the gravity of the situation - it felt amateurish.

    18. Longer review possibly comingTISTIC PRESENTATION: B to B plus; STORY/PLOTTING/PANELS: B plus; CHARACTERS/DIALOGUE: B; ACTION SCENES: B; JLA/JSA FOCUSES/MYTHOLOGY: B to B plus; WHEN READ: end of November 2013; OVERALL GRADE: B to B plus.

    19. This is a very good follow up to Identity Crisis. The repercussions of recent events have affected the Justice League in a major way. You see the unraveling of the JLA after Batman quits the team. That also sets the stage for Infinite Crisis.

    20. Good treatment of the fallout of Identity Crisis. For the record, I think this comic is some of the last we see of women-NOT-overposed-and-overexposed.

    21. This storyline is infamous among some people I know for its moral event horizon. "Heroes" who do what the JLA did to people's minds aren't heroes.

    22. Cuando lo relea ahora que lo conseguí en papel seguro lo rerreseñe. Algo me dice que me va a gustar un cacho menos que la primera vez

    23. Batman finally finds out about the events in Identity Crisis. The Secret society get bsck their memories and want revenge. A very good character led story, with some interesting twists.

    24. Little more than an epilogue of sorts for 'Identity Crisis;' not quite strong enough to stand on its own.

    25. If I read things in order it would probably help. This went a good way to explaining so many things that I hadn't understood before.

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