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Subj: "Maybe I just Need the memories I do Have a Lot Worse than You Do."
Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 06:28:57 pm EDT (Viewed 355 times)
Almost 30 years on and yet Roy Thomas' America Vs. The Justice Society has lost none of its atmosphere or ability to absorb the readers interest.
If anyone wanted to find out about the original Earth-2 and what made it so compelling then it gets no better than this. Artist Rafael Kayanan's work here is a world away from the clean lines of Firestorm thanks to the superb finishes by Alfred Alcala, one of the themes being played out in this four part series is the relationship between Bruce Wayne's adopted son Dick Grayson and his younger natural daughter, Helena Wayne. A three way character study that fascinates on a number of levels as apart from pitting them against each other the plot allows us a look at the complex bonds of an equally complex, but loving, family.
The relationship between Dick, his 'father', and Helena, is one of the unfortunate casualties of the modern revamped Earth-2, who knows perhaps there is a Dick Grayson on Earth-2, but while Paul Levitz recaptures the characters of Helena and Kara extremely well there will never be a world quite as fascinating and authentic as the original Earth-2...
Which is why I love the fact that thanks to Roy Thomas' skill with character it is still perfectly possible to go back and bring it all back to life, ala occasionally revisiting America Vs. The Justice Society. One of my personal all-time top 5 books.
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