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An excellent extension/modification of the ongoing story of the JLA

  • Feb 27, 2011
The Earth is once again in danger, this time from an alien invasion where the origin is the planet Krypton. Aliens are being demonized by politicians and there is a supposed set of super robots that can challenge and defeat superheroes. DNA samples are demanded from anyone suspected of being an alien, but it is the aliens themselves that are fueling the hysteria. They are using it to capture and imprison the members of the Justice League in order to eliminate any force capable of standing against them.
Since I grew up reading comics when the stories were much tamer and they were more strictly controlled, I tend to be conservative about changes to the fundamental nature of the heroes and villains. However, in this case I loved the story; the action is dynamic, tense and demonstrates the JLA members acting as a team. It is a worthy addition to the stories about comic book heroes and the villains they battle. The artwork is slick and very well done.

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May 02, 2011
Sounds action-packed! I might have to check this one out in the near future. :)
May 02, 2011
I like it too =)
May 04, 2011
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JLA: The Nail is a three-issue comic book mini-series published in the United States by DC Comics. It is a self-contained story by Alan Davis which stands outside of the mainstream continuity of the DC Universe.

In this universe, Jonathan and Martha Kent's pickup truck has a tire puncture which is caused by a nail. This prevents them from discovering the spaceship outside of Smallville containing the baby Kal-El, and thus there is no Superman.

The theme of the story is set by its first paragraph:

For want of a nail the shoe was lost,
for want of a shoe the horse was lost,
for want of a horse the knight was lost,
for want of a knight the battle was lost.
So it was a kingdom was lost - all for want of a nail.

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Author: Alan Davis
Publisher: DC Comics
Date Published: Release Date 2000-11-01
ISBN: ISBN 1563894807
Format: Paperback
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