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Justice League – Cry For Justice

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Or – “How To Do The Unthinkable…” Prometheus went from incredibly dangerous uber-villain to just another joke in a funny helmet (see also: Doctor Polaris, Sonar, the Shining and Silent Knights, Kang, Ultimate Captain America, and the current iteration of Iron Man’s armor) in record time without the guidance of creator Grant Morrison.  If it does nothing else, this series will be remembered as the one which returned him to prominence and menace in the DC Universe…  And yet, the greatest atrocities are yet to come, folks, and if you know me, you probably know where that thought process lies.

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Say it with me now… JUSTICE!  DC released a sneak peek to this week’s concluding issue of Justice League: Cry for Justice. JUSTICE!

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Or – “Understatement Time…” James Robinson says in this issue’s text piece that this series is “maybe the darkest tale the JLA have ever been a part of,” and he’s absolutely right.  There have been a number of seriously disturbing JLA stories (Identity Crisis for one, Professor Ivo’s murder of Vibe & Steel and attempted murder of Vixen & Gypsy for another) in the history of the group, but with last issue, this one started vying for #1 moment of “AIEEE!” in JLA history…  Given that I’ve had some bad experiences with CFJ thus far, can this issue turn the

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What will happen to Roy Harper now that he’s missing a limb?  (Didn’t read Cry For Justice, did you?)  DC has announced two new books for 2010 that examine the fallout from the Justice League: Cry for Justice storyline. Written by J.T. Krul: JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE AND FALL #1, will bridges the gap between JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA  and the upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE OF ARSENAL four-issue mini-series. Concurrently, readers of the ongoing GREEN ARROW series will deal with the fallout in a storyline titled “The Fall of Green Arrow,” starting with issue

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Or – “Two Leagues, Slowly Moving Into Alignment…”   From it’s inception, the latest incarnation of the Justice League has been a troubled one, in both creative and practical terms.  Initially designed to create an all-star JLA, it quickly became overbalanced, with 14 active members (one of whom, Geo-Force, was never seen to join the team and never seen to quit it, and still somehow ranks as an active member.)  Worse still, the team was built around the axis of the Big 3 just as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman came to a point where they could barely speak to

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Or – “JUUUUSTIIIIICE!   Whar Is Thet Dang Ol’ Boy, Anywho?” Um…  I know that Hal Jordan is the next big thing in the DC Universe.  I know that he and Ollie are the manly-man core of this proactive Force Works Outsiders JL Task Force Justice League splinter group.  I know that Supergirl is a cute teen hottie in a skimpy little spandex costume.  But why is the most powerful member of this team slinking around on her bulletproof knees like she’s on the hood of a Camaro in a David Coverdale video?

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Or – “Most People Don’t Know That His Full Name Is Manuel Labór.”   So, I have completed my daily labors, overseeing the dozen fellers and gals what make up the current workgroup to call themselves Team RamRod (“See, you’re Arkot Ramathorn… Ram. And I’m Rodney Farva… Rod. Team RamRod!”) and I am preparing to have some spaghetti and hang out with friends, but first I wanted to catch up with some of the many titles that I’ve neglected over the busy last days of August… RAPID-FIRE REVIEW TIME!

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Lots of announcements coming out of the DC Comics panels today.  Take the jump for word on Batman and more! UPDATED WITH PHOTOS AND MORE ANIMATION INFORMATION

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Or – “AARGH!  I AM CRYING FOR JUSTICE, PERHAPS!” Y’ever read a comic and think to yourself, “I’ve already READ this one!”  Not in the sense that the book takes on familiar themes, or that it rips off something else, but that you have physically held and processed the comic in question at some point in your life?  Imagine how odd that sensation must be when the book is brand-new.

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