Harras, Bob


3 out of 5

(1 book)

JLA: World Without A Justice League

(Art by Tom Derenick and Dan Green)

Part of the lead up to the the Infinite Crisis mega-event story.  Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman have all left the Justice League of America.  The disappearance of the Martian Manhunter and the mysterious destruction of the JLA's base on the moon are the final nails in the League's coffin. 

However, a few heroes are determined to keep the spirit of the league alive.  But with the upheaval of the Infinite Crisis leading the heroes in different directions and causing further rifts in relationships, things rapidly deteriorate.  So, when an immensely powerful telepath begins a plan to kill all mankind by kidnapping Manitou Dawn, only Green Arrow and Black Canary are left to confront him, which leads also to a confrontation with the distrustful Batman. 

This is a good self-contained story within the dark times immediately before 'Infinite Crisis' and I liked the fact that the three heroes who end up saving the world are those without titanic powers.  It's also great for setting the tone of paranoia which is prevalent following the revelations of 'Identity Crisis'. 

My one major gripe, and the reason I've only rated the book as a 3, is that Green Arrow is the main character here and I rapidly grew sick of his self-centred whining.

3 out of 5

Collaborations & Anthologies:

Prelude To Infinite Crisis (here)


DC (here)