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Sylar




Could you please let me know which issues Grant Morrison and Mark Waid wrote and what your opinion is of their runs.

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Scott




> Could you please let me know which issues Grant Morrison and Mark Waid wrote and what your opinion is of their runs.

A quick reference check shows that Morrison wrote, not counting "spin-offs", JLA #1-17, 22-26, 28-31, 24, 36-41 and JLA SECRET FILES & ORIGINS #1. Mark Waid wrote JLA #18-21, 32-33, 43-58 and 60. I didn't read Waid's runs because I didn't care for his JLA: YEAR ONE limited series. I found Morrison's run boring and confusing.

Scott


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CyberPimp5000




> Could you please let me know which issues Grant Morrison and Mark Waid wrote and what your opinion is of their runs.
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> Thanks

Didn't really read Waid's run but I found the Morrison/Porter run to be one of the best ever!


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Gernot




Morrison wrote a Batman-centric JLA, and relied heavily on the Bat-god aspect of the hero. (In one issue, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, and Superman were each able to defeat one White Martian. I think Morrison had Batman defeat FOUR, all off-panel, of course!)

Waid's was a little bit more Superman-centric, but he still had one very heavy Batman story-line. Batman devised plans to take down the JLA, which failed even with Ras Al Ghul's improvements (making them potentially fatal to the League), of course, but he was voted out.

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SEHS66




I didn't care for either run.


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Marvin and Wendy




> > Could you please let me know which issues Grant Morrison and Mark Waid wrote and what your opinion is of their runs.
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> A quick reference check shows that Morrison wrote, not counting "spin-offs", JLA #1-17, 22-26, 28-31, 24, 36-41 and JLA SECRET FILES & ORIGINS #1. Mark Waid wrote JLA #18-21, 32-33, 43-58 and 60. I didn't read Waid's runs because I didn't care for his JLA: YEAR ONE limited series. I found Morrison's run boring and confusing.
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> Scott

Morrison's run was boring if you choose to read the Stock Market page of the newspaper while riding a roller coaster... Morrison's run totally ROCKED! Meltzer has turned the league into a club of chatty girls... Morrison's run was a thrill-ride from end-to-end, flat-out. Batman-centric? Who cares? Why not pump the Bat up and muscle the whole team up? The JLA/Justice League of America has been in a slow crawl for a few years now. I welcome someone (anyone!) who can take this franchise and make it the action/adventure powerhouse it is meant to be and not have the art stink up the joint (see current New Avengers for such stinky art combined with a decent story).


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TC




> Could you please let me know which issues Grant Morrison and Mark Waid wrote and what your opinion is of their runs.
>
> Thanks

Grant Morrison's run was the ultimate DC superhero comicbook. If you only read one JLA run, make that it. Even the incompetent Image wannabe art from Howard Porter and John Dell (barely) failed to sabotage the awesomeness. The final arc, World War Three, Was the definitive DCU story.

Waid's run was passable. You should by all means check it out. Mark Waid is a good writer, but sometimes his dialogue is embarrassingly sappy. His big menaces all seemed pretty contrived. The Hitch art was surprisingly lifeless as well.


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Sylar




> The final arc, World War Three, Was the definitive DCU story.

What are the issue numbers of that arc? Thanks.



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The Pumpkinhead




> Could you please let me know which issues Grant Morrison and Mark Waid wrote and what your opinion is of their runs.
>
> Thanks

Morrison's run was pretty awesome, but the first 20 or so issues were much better than the final 20 or so issues. I didn't care much for Howard Porter's artwork b/c I found it muddled and difficult to follow at times. Waid's first arc "Tower of Babel" is my favorite JLA arc of all time. The other arcs are good but nothing compared to the first. Brian Hitch provides awesome work throughout Waid's run.


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TC




> > The final arc, World War Three, Was the definitive DCU story.
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> What are the issue numbers of that arc? Thanks.

Those World War III issues are 34-41, skip #35.
Also, they are collected together in a TPB, JLA WORLD WAR III.

#35 was a fill-in story that was entirely unrelated to WWIII. It was written by JM DeMatteis, and had to do with Hal Jordan's becoming the Spectre.

Infuriatingly, DC failed to adjust the TPB accordingly. This story, if it had to be included, should have been placed at the end; instead, it splits up the first and second chapters of WWIII in the TPB. :-@
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Hellstone




> Morrison's run was boring if you choose to read the Stock Market page of the newspaper while riding a roller coaster... Morrison's run totally ROCKED!

Or... it was just boring.

I usually love most things Morrisoi, but except for the first five issues and the "It" two-parter, I didn't care much for his JLA run. Too much of a "breath-taking concept of the day" approach. Nothing made me care for the characters, or for what happened. Neither "Rock of Ages" or "World War III" made any sense.

And Howard Porter is the worst regular JLA artist of all time, IMO.

Waid's run was pretty uneventful as well. But he DID write one of my fave JLA stories ever: The "Heaven's Ladder" graphic novel.

If you want to read great superteam stories by Morrison, try The Invisibles or Doom Patrol instead.


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JRP




> Could you please let me know which issues Grant Morrison and Mark Waid wrote and what your opinion is of their runs.
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> Thanks

Mark Waid's issues of JLA are my all-time favorite. All of them are great. Morrison's are pretty good too, especially #'s 1-4, the white martian story.


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