Despite the incredible art and occasionally brilliant touches of character development, I'm almost certain that most readers' opinions of this book will come down to a taste or distaste for extreme violence. And on that note, you have been warned. Cry for Justice was good. I know there are a lot of mixed reviews and people found it cheesy that they would say "justice", but they didn't say it all that often. They are also the only ones i'm not fond of in it.
That's the only thing odd about it. Congo Bill and Tomas don't really belong in the story, there story kinda fades after they meet the League. Also after you're done reading the it kinda flashes back and shows you the back story of Prometheus. The art is fantastic though and defiantly plays a part in the story, If you don't think the art helps go read green arrow new 52, it's terrible art and writing.
If you're a big Green Arrow and Green Lantern fan, like me, you'll love this and be able to look over it's tiny flaws. The worst part about this is knowing Green Arrow was changed for new This story really stays on the path Green Arrow has been following since The outline of the story is very good. Heroes tired of taking crap from villains, who are becoming more vicious by the day. Do we expect they attack us again, kill some of our own, lock them down and then expect them to attack again when their out?
Yup, some of the heroes are tired of the same old crap it's being going one since a while ago. This book came after Final Crisis, by the way. While the general outline is good, some of the writing feels short in times. Out of that the story is very good. The bad part here is the art. While in some panels you can enjoy art that looks like a painting, in some others seems like a talented 1st grade kid pencilled and colored the panels with crayons.
That takes a lot out of the book. The end of Cry for Justice is kind of "Duh" too.
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Read it and you'll know why. Besides this there's also additional stories: I liked them both. In resume, this book it's an ok package but with flaws. If you want to have it I suggest to get the paperback or something with discount. Cry for Justice finds things turning dark, very dark. After the events of Final Crisis, supervillain Prometheus hatches a plot that could wipe out millions and even take out the JLA as well.
Known as a "villain's Batman", and with no Martian Manhunter alive to keep his evil cunning mind in check, Prometheus' brutality knows no bounds. For Green Lantern Hal Jordan, he believes the JLA should be pre-emptive, now more than ever in a world without J'onn or Bruce Wayne, which leads him to organize his own group of heroes that get as down and dirty as the villains can be.
Along with Green Arrow, Atom, Shazam, Supergirl, Starman, and Congorilla among others, taking out Prometheus proves to be a bigger challenge than any of them thought, with a cavalcade of bad things that soon follow.
First thing you should know about Cry for Justice is that it is surprisingly unflinchingly violent and dark from its first chapter onward. Some horrible things happen here especially to Red Arrow that will leave your jaw on the floor, so much so that you'll either enjoy Cry for Justice or outright hate it.
Despite that though, the artwork by Mauro Cascioli is spectacularly rendered and is worth checking this out for alone. All in all, Justice League: Cry for Justice finds our heroes once again up against the darkness, and one way or the other no matter how you may feel about this graphic novel, the end results aren't pretty. See all 20 reviews. Most recent customer reviews.
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Float Left Float Right. Go to Link Unlink Change. Disable this feature for this session. Enter the URL for the tweet you want to embed. Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. I'm not sure why some people don't like this story, but I think it's one of the best I've ever read. My only complaint is that there were quite a few characters I've never even heard of. Not to say they were bad, they just felt somewhat like filler to me. Otherwise this story is just amazing.
Dec 10, Mike rated it liked it.
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If you read my review of Final Crisis, the rating I gave this story probably wouldn't surprise you. That said, I would parse it differently even if the arrival point is basically the same. Again, the story has a detectable whiff of wondering how much else you've read beforehand to it. To be fair, I'd read more of the "introductory" material so I felt better prepared this time. Also, I give Robinson a lot of credit for telling a story with some real repercussions going forward in the DCU.
Not coi If you read my review of Final Crisis, the rating I gave this story probably wouldn't surprise you. Not coincidentally, he was working with a lot of 2nd and 3rd maybe even some 4th? The narrative was tight, surprising, in character, spot on for tine. But geez, that art. I applaud that the artist forgetting his name now going for something "new" or "bold" or however you want to call it. It just seemed a bit much to me, overall. Very energetic, which was good, but just seemed that way without really serving the story as well as I thought it could.
The more "traditional" art of the bonus origin story, if less exciting, was at least more straightforward in service of the story. Worth reading, even with all those caveats stated.
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Jan 01, Glenn rated it liked it Shelves: I liked this story with caveats. I like the dark tone and the spectacular artwork. I don't buy attempts to push heroes through momentary anger, pain and frustration beyond the hero's code of conduct. They always seem to get reigned back in.
It's never "for good. He could really become the t I liked this story with caveats. He could really become the thinking man's villain, always holding the heroes in check with doomsday triggers. It's like the hackneyed hostage situation where the bad guy asks for a helicopter and bag of cash. Where are you gonna go? That never works out for the bad guy. But with my re-imagined Prometheus, he'd get away every time, and it would torque off the heroes to no end each time.
Feb 25, Travis rated it it was ok Shelves: Some of the most mind-boggling beautiful art can't hide the fact that this is a crap story meant only as set up for Robinson writing the regular JLA comic. Way too much heroes standing around talking about what is justice, sex and how bad ass they all are.
Too many pointless deaths just done so we'll go 'Wow! If it weren't for the art and the scenes wi Some of the most mind-boggling beautiful art can't hide the fact that this is a crap story meant only as set up for Robinson writing the regular JLA comic. If it weren't for the art and the scenes with Congorilla and Blue Starman I would have said there was no redeeming value to this story at all.
Would have been more entertaining if they got rid of all the words and we could have looked in awe at the pretty pictures. Though, the back up mini-origins and Robinson's text pieces were interesting, but tended to just remind you that while he was talking about great comics, he was writing a crap one. Jul 28, Terry Collins rated it really liked it. Considering the overall direction of the entire DC line when this story was written, I think Robinson's tale of several heroes banding together in search of justice for loved ones lost is suspenseful, thoughtful and ultimately quite moving.
Not the kind of book I would want to read on a regular basis, but there's real human emotion and pain to be found here - particularly in the teaming of Starman the blue skinned version and Congorilla. I'd gladly read a monthly of their adventures together a Considering the overall direction of the entire DC line when this story was written, I think Robinson's tale of several heroes banding together in search of justice for loved ones lost is suspenseful, thoughtful and ultimately quite moving.
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I'd gladly read a monthly of their adventures together as a team. However, the one who might pay the greatest price in this story is Green Arrow, for reasons I won't reveal here. If you're looking for a peek into the darkness of what comics were during this period, and yet don't want to deal with bad storytelling and elements placed in a plot just for shock value alone, you can't go wrong with this collection.
The story has a beginning, middle and end, which is another plus. The art was good. The writing was good, but it moved weird. The whole comic was a downward spiral and at times it was just confusing. It seemed like there was never any hope and they just wanted to kill off a bunch of lesser known characters and hurt the main characters. Prometheus is pretty badass, but he was kind've written a bit over the top. He's not Darkseid, Despero, or even Amazo, but he was made out to be untouchable.
The part where he's on the JLA Watchtower taking on everyone was lame and the way he "took out" some of the Leaguers wasn't very well covered. For an example-check out part 6 and see how he took out Starfire??? Also, what happened to Superman? He was in the begining and then just dissapeared?
Furthermore, why did we have to put up with lame characters like Mikaal formerly Starman and Bill Congorilla? Dec 19, DB rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Meh on the story. Starts out ok, then quickly becomes pointless and eventually just stops making sense. Too many meaningless cameos, shocks and deaths creep into the middle. Even those seem to echo scenes from previous Crisis stories. For that matter, the whole story's plot and themes have been done multiple times. I can buy him going dark o Liked the art. Overall disappointing, considering I like this ensemble of characters and would have liked to see more done with them.
Sep 23, Trey rated it did not like it. I really enjoyed James Robinson's Starman run, so I was greatly disappointed by his handling of an event book for DC that included a few of his faves, Mikaal Thomas and the Shade. Despite the pretty terrible writing, I was ready to give this book a second star because the artwork was good Obviously, Mauro Cascioli had some deadline problems or something, because he got assists on issues five and seven, and issue six was handed off entirely to a different artist. That k I really enjoyed James Robinson's Starman run, so I was greatly disappointed by his handling of an event book for DC that included a few of his faves, Mikaal Thomas and the Shade.
That kind of stuff really frustrates me, so the benefit-of-the-doubt star was revoked. This "dark" Justice League story just ended up maiming and killing characters and irrevocably changing their moral compasses without earning any of those moments, just violence for violence's sake.
Sorry, James, but the DC universe could have done without this one. I know this wasn't every fan's cup of tea. Personally, I think James Robinson is one of the most gifted comics writers out there. He has a special talent for proving that there's no such thing as "D List" characters, if they are properly written. He knows how to do the big guns too. I think the darker tone may throw some people off here, as well as the strife among the heroes.
I think it makes for a much more interesting read than just your typical "super team versus big men I know this wasn't every fan's cup of tea. I think it makes for a much more interesting read than just your typical "super team versus big menace" storyline. If you're looking for more standard but still good JLA fare, sample Grant Morrison's run on the book or the recent New 52 reboot. If you don't mind a slightly different take, give this a try. Sep 17, Sr. Lado Brillante rated it did not like it Shelves: El arte es hermoso.
Casi lloras de verlo. De verdad, hay splash pages de El arte es hermoso. Completists that want to read all the JL comics, Those who enjoy revenge comics.
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This was one of the few graphic novels that I've read recently that I really didn't care for. It wasn't horrid, but it wasn't memorable either. And for me, that's one of the worst things I can say about a book. If it's something that I hadn't read in awhile, that would be one thing.
But it was just over a week ago that I read it, so it should be in my mind a little more. I thought the concept was an interesting one - looking at the difference between revenge and justice. But the characters were This was one of the few graphic novels that I've read recently that I really didn't care for. But the characters were so OUT of character that I felt like I was reading heroes from a different multiverse.
It just didn't work well for me. May 04, Jake rated it really liked it Shelves: Right away, I'd like to say that the art is absolutely stunning. Prometheus, the main villain, is a badass. I love it when they make C- or D-list villains suddenly badass.