JLA Vol. 15: The Tenth Circle

December 6, 2004 | Trades


JLA Vol. 15: The Tenth Circle
Chris Claremont, John Byrne
DC Comics
$19.95 (paperback)
*** (out of five)

They say you can never go home again — and sometimes you shouldn’t even try.
To breathe some life into a flagging franchise, the legendary comics team of Chris Claremont and John Byrne have been reunited on JLA (Justice League of America).
The men responsible for some of the most famous adventures of the Uncanny X-Men re-team to bring us The Tenth Circle, which sees the League take on the role of vampire slayers to try to stop a child kidnapping ring and prevent the worst of the bloodsuckers from being raised from the pits of hell. This collection also serves as a launching point for Byrne’s new Doom Patrol series.
No matter how good this story arc is it will be compared to the duo’s groundbreaking work of 25 years ago. Well times have changed and neither of these professionals is on the cutting edge anymore. They both produce interesting work, but trying to recapture the magic of a bygone era just isn’t going to happen. As a result, The Tenth Circle is what it is: a decent JLA story which, in the end, signifies nothing.

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