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JLA #121

Posted: Thursday, November 3, 2005
By: John Hays

Writers: Bob Harras
Artists: Tom Derenick (p), Dan Green (i)

Publisher: DC Comics

While Ollie, Arthur, and a few others attempt to restart the Justice League, Batman looks into the mysterious dealings of the Key, who is leaving dead bodies all over the place in an attempt to silence the voices driving him mad.

Iím sure this story is going somewhere, but so far it just feels like filler after Geoff Johnsí excellent "Crisis of Conscience" storyline. I didnít follow the JL Elite mini series, and these days it seems that DC isnít really bothering to make sure storylines are accessible to new readers, because I kept feeling like I was missing details regarding Ollie and Dawn. I would also like to know a bit more about this Brutale character.

The irony is not lost on me that, while the JLA ridiculed Batman for keeping files on each of them, they now are accessing their own files on every metahuman on the planet, as well as attempting to start a secret league to keep an eye on Batman in particular.

The art is alright, but nothing to make a fuss about. I still think that Rags Morales should be drawing JLA as long as the storyline relates back to the events of Identity Crisis. I did enjoy the splash page intro of Aquaman. This is how he should be portrayed in all appearances.

So, while Iím interested in seeing where this story ends up going, Iím thus far not too impressed. Things will need to start moving along at a faster pace to keep my interest. Hopefully this storyline will be about more than just the Key, because right now itís boring me.

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