Conflicting goals causes a schism among the world's greatest
superheroes. As a result, several members of the JLA choose
to do undercover work with Vera Black and her super-powered
team, the Elite. Their first assignment: infiltrate a small
brotherhood of assassins gathering to hit a major political
target. Heroes find themselves suddenly allied with deadly
foes. Can this group function effectively enough to do their
job? And if it can't, what happens to the world...?
One of Justice League Elite is
a bit of an odd beast. The first tale in this collection is
a blinder. It starts with the Earth in total chaos. Monsters
are running amok and the JLA seem to be unable to cope with
the situations that are happening worldwide. Then the Elite
enter the picture... This small group, headed up by Manchester
Black, take out all the threats to mankind, but they don't
care how they do it. Whereas the JLA will capture the super
villains alive, the Elite have no qualms about killing them
where they stand. And if innocents are also killed, so be
it. The JLA won't stand for this blatant disregard for the
law of the land, but they just don't have the power to take
the Elite down. Their only chance is to get the Elite to see
that bringing criminals to justice is the better solution.
be quite honest, you almost have to admire the Elite's way
of getting the job done. Sure, it's messy and the odd innocent
is killed, but then the JLA's solution just doesn't seem to
work - as though they haven't evolved over the years.
though, the other stories in this collection don't quite measure
up. Without spoiling too much of the plot to the remainder
of this collection, several members of the JLA decide that
the Elite's compromise to the whole JLA/Elite conflict is
a better way of running things, and decide to defect to the
have to admit to getting a little bored with this collection
in places. Vera Black isn't a patch on her Sex Pistols-like
brother, Manchester. And after a while I didn't really care
whether the Flash had over stepped the mark or not by deserting
his old friends.
not that the writing is bad, far from it, it's just that the
whole thing is dragged out a little to much. The whole collection
would have benefited greatly from some heavy editing. Having
said that, this is still an impressive collection.
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