Justice League of America - Archives, VOL 01 Hardcover – Nov 14 1997
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I have to say I love the JSA better than the JLA. JLA, at the time it was made, seemed like a campy version of the modern JSA. Still the issues contained in these books are good and entertaining.
This book is written by Gardner Fox, the same man who wrote for the early JSA - so it really is like a historical prespective to compare the two.
Warning: If you are buying this book thinking you'll get issues with Batman and Superman - don't count on anything substatial. Batman and Supes usally take a side route in these adventures, not participating, or appearing very little at all. I at first didn't like these issues becuase of the lack of Superman and Batman - but after that inital disapointment the issues become enjoyable.
These issues show the first appearences of many villians - like Amazo
For those of you afraid this is like the Superfriends, it is and it isn't. It's much smarter than the Superfriends (No Legion of Doom or any dumb ideas like that) but don't expect it to be that smart or intelligent - I emphizise the word: Campy!
Still you don't nessisasrily have to have been born durring 1960 to enjoy these books. They are good and entertaining. (And starting with Volume 3 have regular guest appearences of the JSA)
If you answered yes to more than one of the above, this book and the series it's part of is for you.
I grew up in the sixties, during the 'silver age' of DC comics. I used to spend hours reading, re-reading, looking at covers, and generally following the exploits of my favorite DC characters.
The plots are corny, the art dated and you always knew that the good guy would come out on top. What a great time to live in!
These archive books from DC reprint the complete stories from all the comics you had and somehow lost over the years. Each is 200+ pages (color) with a slew of your favorite stories. I've purchased a bunch of these and find myself re-enjoying the adventures I read about as a boy of 11.
This series is a great momental of our youthful days. If you enjoyed the DC series of comics and would like to see the stories once again, buy one book - then buy them all. Great for relaxation and light reading.
~ Highly recommended ~
(Note: This review is for Vol 1, not Vol 2. For some reason, it shows up under both)
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This book recalls the days of the sixties, when heroes were heroes, villains were villains, and reasoning and deduction were more useful in defeating evil than fists, guns, and... Read morePublished on July 20 2000 by Bob
If you enjoyed "The Super Friends" cartoon, then this book is for you. If you like reasonably intelligent comics like Silver Age Marvel comics, then skip on this. Read morePublished on April 30 2000
This book presents 9 classic Silver Age stories of the JLA. The only fault I could find was that the old ads weren't printed!Published on Dec 11 1999 by Bradford Brown
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