JLA, JSA. Virtue and vice

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA JLA GOYER
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Graphic Novel
Call Number  YA JLA GOYER
Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA JLA GOYER
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Graphic Novel
Call Number  YA JLA GOYER
Over the years, different incarnations of the Justice Society of America and the Justice League of America have fought together to safeguard the world against all types of threats. Celebrating this camaraderie, the two teams decide to get together for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. But when the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man possess different members of the teams, their festivities are abruptly ended. Featuring Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and the Flash, JLA/JSA: VIRTUE AND VICE presents a team-up of epic proportions as three generations of heroes taken on the wickedness of Sloth, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Pride, Envy and Greed.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Although well-done, this mega-team-up story is somewhat routine. It's natural for a publisher to let superheroes make guest appearances in one another's comics, and the idea of grouping several into a squad of superpowered do-gooders follows irresistibly. The Justice Society of America (with 1940s superheroes like Captain Marvel and Dr. Mid-Nite) was DC's first major stab at a superhero team, before superhero comics faded away in the early '50s. The Justice League of America is the present-day version, featuring some new characters and some who never disappeared (like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman). DC decided to unite the two groups periodically. The attractions are obvious: comics fans get to see the characters pictured on the same page in dynamic interaction. During a party, Wildcat arm wrestles with Green Lantern, while Plastic Man stretches across the room to ogle Power Girl's cleavage. And there's terrific conflict. When different versions of the characters (such as Superman and Captain Marvel) are present, all sorts of power comparisons are possible. A demonic alien conqueror causes several of the heroes to be secretly possessed by the seven deadly sins, pitting one group against another (e.g., Power Girl is possessed by Lust; Batman by Anger). The writing is smooth and the scene in which Dr. Mid-Nite exorcises the demon of rage from Batman is unexpectedly moving. The art is professional and a double-page spread showing the united band of superheroes plunging forward is a rouser. Nevertheless, the story feels stale. It's been done before and will be done again. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Subjects Justice League of America (Fictitious characters) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Justice Society of America (Fictitious characters) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superhero comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :DC Comics,2002
Other Titles Justice Society of America (Comic strip)
Virtue and vice
Justice League of America, Justice Society of America
Contributors Goyer, David S.
Johns, Geoff, 1973-
Pacheco, Carlos, 1961-
Merino, Jesús.
DC Comics, Inc.
Language English
Description 93 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 1401200400 (pbk.)
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