The Justice League of America (JLA), the world's greatest
heroes, and the Justice Society of America (JSA), the original
superteam, have joined forces on many occasions to save Earth.
But this time, they face a challenge greater than any they've
ever known - one from within their own ranks...
an age of Hellboy, Hellblazer and, more aptly,
Marshal Law the tale being told in Virtue
and Vice is
a little on the tired side. While the writers have tried to
put a twist on the story this graphic novel still comes out
like some dull "hooray for America" 1960s comic.
The artwork may have moved on, but the writing seems to have
stayed firmly in the past.
self-important superheroes wearing tight fitting costumes
are your thing then you'll love this. For the rest of us,
who have grown up, then there is nothing new here to excite.
of the questions posed on the press release for this collection
asked: "Ever wondered who'd win a fight between Batman
and Superman?" And the answer is "Yes!" However
that scenario has already been explored in Frank Miller's
excellent The Dark Knight Returns.
you grew up with JLA and JSA, then this might be worth a look
for nostalgic reasons. But I think you'll be disappointed
to see that not much has happened to keep this series fresh
since your childhood days. Even the twist idea of superheroes
gone bad is nothing new.
the artwork, and story for that matter, are not that bad I
still cannot heartily recommend this collection.
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