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JLA: El clavo Publicado originalmente en los números 1 a 3 de Justice League of America: The Nail, de agosto a octubre de 1998. Formado por los mejores héroes del mundo, la Liga de la Justicia de América es el grupo de superhéroes más poderoso de la Tierra. Desde su fundación, Superman ha prevalecido como su fuente de inspiración, como guía moral y espiritual. Ahora intenta JLA: El clavo Publicado originalmente en los números 1 a 3 de Justice League of America: The Nail, de agosto a octubre de 1998. Formado por los mejores héroes del mundo, la Liga de la Justicia de América es el grupo de superhéroes más poderoso de la Tierra. Desde su fundación, Superman ha prevalecido como su fuente de inspiración, como guía moral y espiritual. Ahora intenta imaginar un mundo sin el Hombre de Acero... Superman núm. 13 USA Publicado originalmente en noviembre de 1941. Cuando un multimillonario es asesinado tras recibir una amenaza de muerte enviada por el Arquero, los periodistas del Daily Planet, Clark Kent y Lois Lane, se lanzarán a por la noticia, seguidos en secreto por el joven y entusiasta becario de la redacción... Jimmy Olsen.


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JLA: El clavo Publicado originalmente en los números 1 a 3 de Justice League of America: The Nail, de agosto a octubre de 1998. Formado por los mejores héroes del mundo, la Liga de la Justicia de América es el grupo de superhéroes más poderoso de la Tierra. Desde su fundación, Superman ha prevalecido como su fuente de inspiración, como guía moral y espiritual. Ahora intenta JLA: El clavo Publicado originalmente en los números 1 a 3 de Justice League of America: The Nail, de agosto a octubre de 1998. Formado por los mejores héroes del mundo, la Liga de la Justicia de América es el grupo de superhéroes más poderoso de la Tierra. Desde su fundación, Superman ha prevalecido como su fuente de inspiración, como guía moral y espiritual. Ahora intenta imaginar un mundo sin el Hombre de Acero... Superman núm. 13 USA Publicado originalmente en noviembre de 1941. Cuando un multimillonario es asesinado tras recibir una amenaza de muerte enviada por el Arquero, los periodistas del Daily Planet, Clark Kent y Lois Lane, se lanzarán a por la noticia, seguidos en secreto por el joven y entusiasta becario de la redacción... Jimmy Olsen.

30 review for JLA: El Clavo

  1. 4 out of 5

    Alejandro

    One of the best DC's stories! I bought this in its single comic book issues, but I've chosen this TPB edition to be able of making a better overall review. This TPB edition collects "Justice League: The Nail" #1-3. Creative Team: Writer & Illustrator: Alan Davis Inker: Mark Farmer ALL THAT... FOR A NAIL Never such small object has done so much damage to a DC parallel universe... ...a nail. Just imagine, a reality where a small nail in the road provokes a flat tire to the humble pick-up truck of J One of the best DC's stories! I bought this in its single comic book issues, but I've chosen this TPB edition to be able of making a better overall review. This TPB edition collects "Justice League: The Nail" #1-3. Creative Team: Writer & Illustrator: Alan Davis Inker: Mark Farmer ALL THAT... FOR A NAIL Never such small object has done so much damage to a DC parallel universe... ...a nail. Just imagine, a reality where a small nail in the road provokes a flat tire to the humble pick-up truck of Jonathan & Martha Kent, so they aren't in the right place, at the right time, where little Kal-El's ship crashed in the Kansas fields. Therefore, the Kents didn't take that Kryptonian baby with them, making him their adopted son, giving him the important life lessons to fight for truth, justice and freedom. A world without... ...Superman. Twenty-four years later, without the public image of Superman, the rest of the super-hero community is seen with fear, distrust and hate... ...in special the Justice League, who in this elseworld is formed by Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Hawkwoman (Hawkman died some years ago facing Amazo), Aquaman and The Martian Manhunter... ...but without the Man of Steel, the people aren't confortable with these metahumans whom the majority wears masks. But that's not all, since without Superman flying up there, where he could be confused with a bird or a plane, it's like... ...hope... ...isn't there either. So, even the supervillains are more insidious, more dangerous, more mercilesss. The Batman will be the first to be unwilling witness of the cruelty and madness of The Joker. And after the heart-breaking events of the controntation of Batman and the Joker, the world won't trust anymore in the Justice League or any other metahuman, hero or villain... ...where Lexcorp, with Lex Luthor and Jimmy Olsen are ready to release a lab engineered army able to take against the whole super-powered community. A world without Superman and hope, but drowned in hate and blood... ...all that... ...for a nail.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    One of the best Elseworlds stories out there. It's a simple premise. What if Ma and Pa Kent had a nail in their tire and didn't see Kal-El's ship crash? The Silver Age unfolds completely different without the presence of Superman. Lex Luthor is now the fascist mayor of Metropolis. The world is filled with hatred towards metahumans and aliens. Alan Davis comes up with some great world building. His art is fantastic. I like that he wanted to draw all the Silver Age heroes and keeps most of their c One of the best Elseworlds stories out there. It's a simple premise. What if Ma and Pa Kent had a nail in their tire and didn't see Kal-El's ship crash? The Silver Age unfolds completely different without the presence of Superman. Lex Luthor is now the fascist mayor of Metropolis. The world is filled with hatred towards metahumans and aliens. Alan Davis comes up with some great world building. His art is fantastic. I like that he wanted to draw all the Silver Age heroes and keeps most of their costumes the same. You get to see him revisit characters like Batman and the Outsiders as well. He last drew those characters in the mid 80's. His art has such a clean, classic style that is perfect for this book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jesse A

    Interesting, well drawn Elseworld story. Could have used some fleshing out but all in all decent.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Gianfranco Mancini

    I have to admit: my first thought about the story concept of this Elseworld, a world without Superman because Ma and Pa Kent never found the rocket with the alien kid after gettin'a nail in a tire was THIS: Guilty as charged, your honor! I was really wrong for good this time. But for a very few funny moments this is a great and inspired tale showing all the love of the author for DC universe and characters, a dystopic "What if" with echoes of Frank Miller's "Dark Knight Returns, a masterwork from a I have to admit: my first thought about the story concept of this Elseworld, a world without Superman because Ma and Pa Kent never found the rocket with the alien kid after gettin'a nail in a tire was THIS: Guilty as charged, your honor! I was really wrong for good this time. But for a very few funny moments this is a great and inspired tale showing all the love of the author for DC universe and characters, a dystopic "What if" with echoes of Frank Miller's "Dark Knight Returns, a masterwork from an Alan Davis at his best as full storyteller and artist. And just one of the best caped crusader stories ever. Don't believe me? Just click on the spoiler. (view spoiler)[ And Selina's character evolution from Catwoman to Batwoman seems just out an old Bob Kane's classic Batman comic. Loved it. (hide spoiler)] Last but not least, the villain revelation was a real surprise and the ending one of the best ever. Higly recommended to all graphic novel lovers, I always been more a Marvel zombie than a DC fanboy ( but for the Batman), but after reading this masterwork my number of DC comics readings is going to raise soon.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Subham

    This was actually pretty good. It stats with Superman not being raised by the Kents and the JLA forming but then we see the fall of GA and the public hysteria being created because of Luthor's rise in Metropolis and in the world and there is opposition against the JL and anti-alien hysteria and paranoia and then we see the members fall one by one and what happens with Batman is intense and whatever is going on with the GLC but when we see the mastermind behind it (view spoiler)[ Jimmy Olsen (hid This was actually pretty good. It stats with Superman not being raised by the Kents and the JLA forming but then we see the fall of GA and the public hysteria being created because of Luthor's rise in Metropolis and in the world and there is opposition against the JL and anti-alien hysteria and paranoia and then we see the members fall one by one and what happens with Batman is intense and whatever is going on with the GLC but when we see the mastermind behind it (view spoiler)[ Jimmy Olsen (hide spoiler)] and where (view spoiler)[ Superman (hide spoiler)] has been, the truth is revealed and the nail behind the JLA's place in the world too. Its an epic story with twists and turns and it takes silver age heroes and turns the whole concept around them and shows that they are fallible if not without Superman and he is the glue that holds them together and I love Hal's role in here and the story ending with the fact of hope but the real compliment is the art which is so good and like some of the best ever and I LOVE Davis writing and the way he gets these characters and shows them at their worst and best simultaneously!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Molly™☺

    It's funny how one, seemingly insignificant event can change everything. In order to fully portray the ramifications of Superman's absence, the pages are constantly busy due to the inclusion of every DC character you can think of. At times, this can feel a little overwhelming, especially as it jumps between narratives at a rather fast pace. There isn't enough time to fully explore the impact on each Justice League member, but what is given manages to explore some interesting themes. Just a tad t It's funny how one, seemingly insignificant event can change everything. In order to fully portray the ramifications of Superman's absence, the pages are constantly busy due to the inclusion of every DC character you can think of. At times, this can feel a little overwhelming, especially as it jumps between narratives at a rather fast pace. There isn't enough time to fully explore the impact on each Justice League member, but what is given manages to explore some interesting themes. Just a tad too overstretched to make a truly believable story, it nevertheless dabbles with fun ideas and interesting dynamics.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rituraj Kashyap

    Thanks to Aveek for the recommendation. Why does the JLA need Superman? More importantly, why does the world need Superman? These are the questions that this Elseworlds story answers, where Jonathan and Martha Kent do not discover the rocket ship carrying Kal-El and the world grows without a Superman. The story has some parallels to the X-Men comics, with the media spreading paranoia about the metahumans and the subsequent persecution of the latter by the Sentinel-like Liberators.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Donovan

    Eh.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Todd Glaeser

    Alan Davis's artwork is amazing. His visual grasp of the characters of the DC universe is amazing. I enjoy everything he draws. Someone should give him the reigns to a "Brave and Bold"-type book outside of current continuity, and just let him go! Alan Davis's artwork is amazing. His visual grasp of the characters of the DC universe is amazing. I enjoy everything he draws. Someone should give him the reigns to a "Brave and Bold"-type book outside of current continuity, and just let him go!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nerdish Mum

    Wow!!!! Review to follow.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    I initially only picked this up because a friend had mentioned that there was a deeper exploration of the Batman/Catwoman relationship (even though it's not in canon), but this Elseworlds tale is surprisingly fantastic. The premise begins with a what-if situation where one seemingly inconsequential nail is wedged into the Kents' truck tyre and they never discover the alien ship that holds the future Superman, thus earth and its superheroes are not led by an all-encompassing guardian of goodwill I initially only picked this up because a friend had mentioned that there was a deeper exploration of the Batman/Catwoman relationship (even though it's not in canon), but this Elseworlds tale is surprisingly fantastic. The premise begins with a what-if situation where one seemingly inconsequential nail is wedged into the Kents' truck tyre and they never discover the alien ship that holds the future Superman, thus earth and its superheroes are not led by an all-encompassing guardian of goodwill and justice. All the JLA characters as we know and love are somewhat warped (Green Arrow, for instance, turns into a ramped bitter old man following a tragedy), but retain their unique personalities, and it's curious to see how changeable their lives become depending on the choices made. Humans now fear and loathe meta-humans with increasing intensity, and one by one the JLA members become entangled in an anti-meta-human resistance, whose source remains unknown until it is almost too late, and help seems so far away. One haunting scene I must say is one involving Batman and the Joker. I don't want to elaborate any further because it's a defining moment, but witnessing the sheer horror of Joker's antics is far from funny. Alan Davis' art is extremely easy on the eye and proportionate, and the action sequences flow quite seamlessly. This great narrative is followed up by Another Nail

  12. 5 out of 5

    Timothy Boyd

    Great "elsewhere" story. Here we see what could happen if for the want of a single thing by one person the world is changed. Very recommended Great "elsewhere" story. Here we see what could happen if for the want of a single thing by one person the world is changed. Very recommended

  13. 4 out of 5

    Punit

    3.5 to be precise. The concept is beautiful - a DC world without Superman. The heroes have a good characterisation but it falters midway. Olsen isn't good enough. The possibilities of a nail storyline are endless and the master plan is great. Yet these didn't add up for me. 3.5 to be precise. The concept is beautiful - a DC world without Superman. The heroes have a good characterisation but it falters midway. Olsen isn't good enough. The possibilities of a nail storyline are endless and the master plan is great. Yet these didn't add up for me.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jay

    I absolutely loved this. The mystery, the twists, the what-ifs. I feel like everything that makes superhero comics great was in play here. I also have yet to find an Elseworlds story I haven't liked (I'm sure there are plenty). I wish DC would reboot it with new ideas. I absolutely loved this. The mystery, the twists, the what-ifs. I feel like everything that makes superhero comics great was in play here. I also have yet to find an Elseworlds story I haven't liked (I'm sure there are plenty). I wish DC would reboot it with new ideas.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rozachcz

    nailed it.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kurt Marquart

    Over all, it's a good concept, but the story gets bloated with unnecessary characters. It's clear the DC must have some crossover stories that were published at the same time to compel comic fans to buy into surrounding story lines that never have to affect this one. It would have felt less convoluted if the who Darkseid and Green Lantern Corp. stories were left out. Dear comic publishers: try letting writers with a good pitch present their story without all the excess that serves only to promot Over all, it's a good concept, but the story gets bloated with unnecessary characters. It's clear the DC must have some crossover stories that were published at the same time to compel comic fans to buy into surrounding story lines that never have to affect this one. It would have felt less convoluted if the who Darkseid and Green Lantern Corp. stories were left out. Dear comic publishers: try letting writers with a good pitch present their story without all the excess that serves only to promote other books.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Abigail

    The dialogue does forced, which brings me out of the story, and the over the top verbal narration from the characters that doesn't fit. The premise is interesting and good, world without Superman. Unfortunately this story fails to do what it promises,(view spoiler)[ which is tell a story without Superman. Superman reappears at the end, to save the day, of course. (hide spoiler)] Who would want to resolve the story in an interesting or creative way? All in all a very disappointing story. The dialogue does forced, which brings me out of the story, and the over the top verbal narration from the characters that doesn't fit. The premise is interesting and good, world without Superman. Unfortunately this story fails to do what it promises,(view spoiler)[ which is tell a story without Superman. Superman reappears at the end, to save the day, of course. (hide spoiler)] Who would want to resolve the story in an interesting or creative way? All in all a very disappointing story.

  18. 5 out of 5

    ashn0d

    I thought the premise was really good, what would be the influence of a nail at the right time and right moment in the DC Universe. But this book is so badly written, with characters just talking to themselves and explaining what's happening for no reason. Apart from that, the idea is cool, but the story just develops in a very unoriginal way. Very disappointing. I thought the premise was really good, what would be the influence of a nail at the right time and right moment in the DC Universe. But this book is so badly written, with characters just talking to themselves and explaining what's happening for no reason. Apart from that, the idea is cool, but the story just develops in a very unoriginal way. Very disappointing.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Maurice Jr.

    What if Jonathan and Martha Kent had not been there when baby Kal-El's rocket arrived on Earth? DC Elseworlds The Nail explores this possibility in intriguing detail. A nail in the tire of the Kent truck altered history as we know it. Other superheroes came into being, but this was a world with no Superman. Metahumans weren't viewed as particuarly trustworthy, due mainly to Mayor Lex Luthor's vocal opposition to their contributions to society. Perry White and the Daily Planet gave his opinion a What if Jonathan and Martha Kent had not been there when baby Kal-El's rocket arrived on Earth? DC Elseworlds The Nail explores this possibility in intriguing detail. A nail in the tire of the Kent truck altered history as we know it. Other superheroes came into being, but this was a world with no Superman. Metahumans weren't viewed as particuarly trustworthy, due mainly to Mayor Lex Luthor's vocal opposition to their contributions to society. Perry White and the Daily Planet gave his opinion a lot of press, particularly when Jimmy Olsen left the Planet to serve as deputy mayor under Luthor. The Justice League consisted of Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, The Atom, Batman, Aquaman, Hawkwoman and the Martian Manhunter. Despite their best efforts, metahumans were still viewed in a bad light, particularly after losing Hawkman and Green Arrow in a battle against the android Amazo. Oliver Queen was crippled in the fight that killed Hawkman, and became a vocal opponent of metahumans as a result. Black Canary and the Outsiders (the group she formed to give Oliver a leadership role behind the scenes) investigated the same phenomenon that the JLA noticed- a pattern of anti-hero attacks. Metamorpho went missing at the same time that many major super villains were wiped out. Green Lantern noticed a force field surrounding the entire planet Earth keeping them in and everyone else out. And then there was Batman. Someone provided the Joker with alien technology, which he used to take over Arkham Asylum. He caused enough mayhem to bring Batman (and his youthful partners Robin and Batgirl) running and took a horrible revenge against the Caped Crusader. It took a lot of help from all involved, including Catwoman (who survived the Arkham massacre and reinvented herself as Batwoman), the Outsiders, the Justice League and reporter Lois Lane to get to the source of the relentless attacks on superheroes and of the Kryptonian technology the Joker got his hands on and how he got it. Where does the Luthor administration fit into this, and what happened to Kal-El? I loved this take on the Superman legend. It made perfect sense that a world with no Superman would be a lot darker. With him not around to give people a symbol of hope, it was easy for those who dislike metahumans to foist their opinions on the public over the positive contributions that superheroes made.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ian

    Part of the DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection. In 'The Nail' we see an alternate world without a Superman, where the JLA are fighting an uphill battle against rising hostility in the media and the machinations of a mysterious foe. Also included here is 'Superman #13' from 1941, wherein Superman has to hunt down The Archer and where Jimmy Olsen is first featured by name. I first read just the middle section of 'The Nail' when it was three separate parts and, whilst I found the premise intriguing, Part of the DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection. In 'The Nail' we see an alternate world without a Superman, where the JLA are fighting an uphill battle against rising hostility in the media and the machinations of a mysterious foe. Also included here is 'Superman #13' from 1941, wherein Superman has to hunt down The Archer and where Jimmy Olsen is first featured by name. I first read just the middle section of 'The Nail' when it was three separate parts and, whilst I found the premise intriguing, there wasn't enough there to really engage me. Here, however, with the full set-up of this alternate world, it's definitely more compelling. What we see here is a very familiar DC Universe, but one which is also inescapably bleaker due to the lack of Superman. Wonder Woman does what she can to fill the role of icon of truth and justice, but her warrior nature means that she's not always the right person to do so. We also see a Batman who is even more on the fringes than normal without Superman there as the bridge between him and the rest of the Justice League. The twist reveal of the villain behind everything was also suitably surprising, in a way that felt earned. The classic Superman story in the back half of the book is fine as far as it goes but it probably goes without saying that comic book storytelling was relatively unsophisticated in superhero stories of the 1940s. * More reviews here: https://fsfh-book-review2.webnode.com/ *

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nathan Trieu

    (8/10): An interesting concept with a reserved execution that shows what the DC Universe might have looked like without Superman. It even reminded me of reading Geoff Johns' "Doomsday Clock" which also emphasized the importance of Superman in the DC Universe and even had an Anti-Metahuman party as a significant plot point. At first, I thought the execution of such a concept was pretty boring but I appreciated how all the Justice League members were in their element and were all fun to see. I was (8/10): An interesting concept with a reserved execution that shows what the DC Universe might have looked like without Superman. It even reminded me of reading Geoff Johns' "Doomsday Clock" which also emphasized the importance of Superman in the DC Universe and even had an Anti-Metahuman party as a significant plot point. At first, I thought the execution of such a concept was pretty boring but I appreciated how all the Justice League members were in their element and were all fun to see. I was surprised how dark the story got as it went along. The death count in this comic is pretty insane and Batman's moment in Arkham Asylum, along with the results of that conflict, is the best because it shows Bruce at a crushingly low point that made me genuinely feel for what he has lost. As the ending approached, it gradually got silly and even a bit convoluted as it culminated in an Amish Superman fighting a Jimmy Olsen that became an evil Kryptonian-human hybrid. It was all really fun to see and even in the more muted moments that focused on various Justice League members trying to solve this grand mystery in order to stop an international crisis.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Hugo Emanuel

    A entertainning enougth story. Its concept is a good one, but its very underdeveloped, and somewhat overstuffed with cameos from the vast DC universe. It poses the question: what if Superman had not been found by the Kents becuase of a flat tire caused by a nail (hence the nail)? The point of the story is to underline the importance of the character of Superman and his importance as a beacon of hope and kindness; how he affects the perception that the public has of meta-humans and super-heroes, A entertainning enougth story. Its concept is a good one, but its very underdeveloped, and somewhat overstuffed with cameos from the vast DC universe. It poses the question: what if Superman had not been found by the Kents becuase of a flat tire caused by a nail (hence the nail)? The point of the story is to underline the importance of the character of Superman and his importance as a beacon of hope and kindness; how he affects the perception that the public has of meta-humans and super-heroes, and the underlined morality of these heroes themselves. The problem is the story only very shallowly focuses on these questions, being mostly content with throwing big fight scenes and cameos around. Furthermore, its conclusion is tremendously rushed. However, despite thesse shortcomings, the story is enjoyable and there some excitement in seeing familiar characters in somewhat different settings. The artwok is also pretty good - its got a classic look, but its very well done. So, not obligatory read by any means, but enjoyable enougth to not make me regret spending money on it.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Rizzie

    This isn't quite as good as I remember, but it's still an enjoyable story. It's on the higher end of Elseworlds stories, but it doesn't quite reach the prestige peak of things like Red Son or Kingdom Come. Oddly enough, there really is no protagonist here. In fact, that's kind of the whole concept. Despite the title, this is in fact a Superman story...except there's no Superman! What ensues is a chaotic story about all of the disastrous effects of removing DC's core hero from continuity. It's a This isn't quite as good as I remember, but it's still an enjoyable story. It's on the higher end of Elseworlds stories, but it doesn't quite reach the prestige peak of things like Red Son or Kingdom Come. Oddly enough, there really is no protagonist here. In fact, that's kind of the whole concept. Despite the title, this is in fact a Superman story...except there's no Superman! What ensues is a chaotic story about all of the disastrous effects of removing DC's core hero from continuity. It's a great concept, but to be honest, I don't think it was fully explored to the extent it could have been. In addition, the scripting was very clunky, with lots of solitary exposition monologuing. The art is very standard superhero fare, nothing memorable. I also found the final "twist" to be a bit silly. Overall, a fun story but not essential. I'll be reading the sequel soon, so hopefully that adds something to this world that will make me more excited.

  24. 4 out of 5

    The_J

    Alan Davis' attempt to re-create the straightforward narrative with clean visuals. One could easily grade this work as an Elseworld creation another "World without Superman" and downgrade it for thematic similarity, but a proper evaluation measuring a story that stresses the nigh-cinematic aspect of Comic story telling, avoiding narration or faux displays of drama through imperative thought balloons (that are so lacking in real world experience) would perhaps rate this as a creation achieved, an Alan Davis' attempt to re-create the straightforward narrative with clean visuals. One could easily grade this work as an Elseworld creation another "World without Superman" and downgrade it for thematic similarity, but a proper evaluation measuring a story that stresses the nigh-cinematic aspect of Comic story telling, avoiding narration or faux displays of drama through imperative thought balloons (that are so lacking in real world experience) would perhaps rate this as a creation achieved, an homage given, with the bittersweet taste of a genre about to lose its way and cede it stories to a voracious Hollywood.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Hamish

    The plot is a bit predictable (these elseworlds tend to be a bit formulaic) and it hits on beats you've read many times before, but that's ok because it all feels like an excuse for Alan Davis to draw a bunch of cool shit for a hundred-some pages. Maybe it's the even brighter colors made possible by the fancy paper on the deluxe version, but this might be the best that Alan's art has ever looked. Turn off your brain and it's fun fun fun. The plot is a bit predictable (these elseworlds tend to be a bit formulaic) and it hits on beats you've read many times before, but that's ok because it all feels like an excuse for Alan Davis to draw a bunch of cool shit for a hundred-some pages. Maybe it's the even brighter colors made possible by the fancy paper on the deluxe version, but this might be the best that Alan's art has ever looked. Turn off your brain and it's fun fun fun.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Victor Orozco

    I read the sequel to this story a while back not thinking much of it at the time. I was more than pleasantly surprised when I read it and made an effort to find its predecessor and see it if was much better than what I read. Its that and more! An Elseworlds story like any other in which something as insignificant as a nail preventing Jonathan and Martha Kent from going into town prevents them from something great. What if Superman was never found by the Kents? This is what this story is about. Basi I read the sequel to this story a while back not thinking much of it at the time. I was more than pleasantly surprised when I read it and made an effort to find its predecessor and see it if was much better than what I read. Its that and more! An Elseworlds story like any other in which something as insignificant as a nail preventing Jonathan and Martha Kent from going into town prevents them from something great. What if Superman was never found by the Kents? This is what this story is about. Basically its a world set in modern times but with the old Silver Age of Superheroes involved. I take it Alan Davies loved Barry over Wally, Hal over Kyle, Beast Boy working alongside the Doom Patrol instead of the Teen Titans and of course Dick Grayson as Robin and Barbara Gordon as Batgirl. Nevertheless the story doesn't feel quaint. Its strong and telling of what happens without Superman in the Justice League, Metropolis or the whole DC Universe. The technology of Krypton is used against the world by an ordinary man who becomes a great enemy of the world, turning the people against superheroes and more. But by a strange quirk of fate, Kal-El does arrive on the scene to save the day. How? Best read it and find out because it is worth it. So many great things in reading this book. Batman and Catwoman together, Alec Holland never bringing life to Swamp Thing and more. A great read that ends up producing a great sequel. A

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ranvir Desai

    Suggested to me by Abhiram. What's there to not like. Although I did not follow the whole war thing that the Darkseid is involved in. Also the ending was anticipated. I loved the turn on batman. Will definitely read the 'JLA: Another Nail'. Would recommend to new comic book readers. Suggested to me by Abhiram. What's there to not like. Although I did not follow the whole war thing that the Darkseid is involved in. Also the ending was anticipated. I loved the turn on batman. Will definitely read the 'JLA: Another Nail'. Would recommend to new comic book readers.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Szava

    i liked it but i feel like, the story would have benefitted more if it were longer and had time to pace itself better, and to explore its central theme more. also, i'm sorry, but seriously... the amish??? i liked it but i feel like, the story would have benefitted more if it were longer and had time to pace itself better, and to explore its central theme more. also, i'm sorry, but seriously... the amish???

  29. 4 out of 5

    Elducho

    The premise is great. The development of the story is nice. The art is awesome. But... The portrayal of Wonder Woman is wrong. Female characters are a bit sexualized. The last part is just bad....I mean.... why?.... It's a shame..... The premise is great. The development of the story is nice. The art is awesome. But... The portrayal of Wonder Woman is wrong. Female characters are a bit sexualized. The last part is just bad....I mean.... why?.... It's a shame.....

  30. 4 out of 5

    Erik

    Interesting premise, only moderately successful execution. Story and art are fine but are pulled down by the writing. Far too much exposition, and I really didn't see the point of spending several pages on a New Gods subplot that isn't completed and doesn't factor at all into the overall story. Interesting premise, only moderately successful execution. Story and art are fine but are pulled down by the writing. Far too much exposition, and I really didn't see the point of spending several pages on a New Gods subplot that isn't completed and doesn't factor at all into the overall story.

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