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The author of the book: Grant Morrison
Edition: DC Comics
Date of issue: November 7th 2007
ISBN: 1401215645
ISBN 13: 9781401215644
Language: English
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schizophrenic. this collection of two Morrison stories really highlights both the strongest and weakest attributes of this amazing yet often vilified author.

4 stars for "JLA: Ultramarine Corps": a perfect distillation of how crazy Morrison can get. he can get pretty crazy when given free reign to do what he likes with some of DC's most beloved heroes - and I haven't always appreciated the results. but in this story he barely touches the JLA and is instead focused on their amusingly dumbed-down counterparts, the Ultramarine Corps. once the villains of the Morrison JLA arc JLA, Vol. 5: Justice for All (where they functioned as Fantastic Four analogues), the UC have now gone global and have expanded their ranks by taking in various Global Guardians. the basic difference between JLA and UC is emphasized: the UC have no problem killing their foes. but Morrison doesn't seem too interested in that difference; he mainly wants to play. and play he does, with a berserk and bloodthirsty Gorilla Grodd, evil faeries (who function as a hint to who is driving the narrative of his brilliant Seven Soldiers miniseries), a baby universe, and an android Justice League. his story is a study in chaos but it is also carefully calibrated chaos, with the author in full control of his effects. the result is a lot of weird, anarchic, berserk fun. the art is by Ed McGuinness, in the modern vein. McGuinness effectively channels both Frank Quitely (in the iconic presentation of the characters) and J.H. Williams (in the creative use and explosion of panel and frame); he's a perfect fit for Morrison, at least in this story.

2 stars for "JLA/WILDC.A.T.S.": and then sometimes Morrison just seems to be phoning it in. well maybe that's the wrong phrase. he's phoning it in in the sense that it feels like he wrote this one while doing other activities like watching tv or getting drunk with other comic nerds. but the problem runs deeper than just disengagement with the material... this story highlights two of Morrison's more unfortunate tendencies: abysmally stupid villains and what feels like an uncontrollable need to just throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. the story itself is an at-times amusing mash-up of Morrison's typical meta psychedelia with a comparison of JLA integrity versus WILDC.A.T. cynicism, so there is some minor amusement to be had at witnessing the spectacle. unfortunately the art by Val Semeiks is entirely uninteresting.


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Ebook JLA Classified, Vol. 1: Ultramarine Corps read Online! Scottish comic book author Grant Morrison is known for culture-jamming and the constant reinvention of his work. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics' Animal Man, Batman, JLA, The Invisibles, Action Comics, All-Star Superman, and Doom Patrol, and Marvel Comics' New X-Men and Fantastic Four. Many of these are controversial, yet rate in some of the most critically acclaimed and popular books. He is also active in screenwriting.


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