Read Justice League of America, Vol. 4: Sanctuary by Dwayne McDuffie Alan Burnett Ed Benes Carlos Pacheco Ethan Van Sciver Jon Boy Meyers Online


Dwayne McDuffie and Alan Burnett, writer / producers of the Emmy-award winning animated series, THE BATMAN & JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED join forces with superstar artists Ed Benes and Ethan Van Sciver for thrilling new adventures of the World's Greatest Super Team in this latest hardcover graphic novel in the series.In this volume, the Justice League of America must turnDwayne McDuffie and Alan Burnett, writer / producers of the Emmy-award winning animated series, THE BATMAN & JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED join forces with superstar artists Ed Benes and Ethan Van Sciver for thrilling new adventures of the World's Greatest Super Team in this latest hardcover graphic novel in the series.In this volume, the Justice League of America must turn themselves over to the U.S. government and be sent to a prison planet after losing a battle with the Suicide Squad. What old foe will they have to rely on off-world in order to earn the salvation of the Earth's villains?...

Title : Justice League of America, Vol. 4: Sanctuary
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ISBN : 9781401219925
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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Justice League of America, Vol. 4: Sanctuary Reviews

  • James DeSantis
    2019-03-02 14:52

    This was dull...So the Justice League are holding some type of Sanctuary for villains. To keep them safe from other, worse villains. On top of that Amanda Waller crazy ass is coming after the Justice League. Also the volume contains some short stories giving other members like Vex, and Red Arrow, some freedom to grow and same with Wally West as Flash. All together it creates a jumble mess of a collection. Good: The Flash chapter was pretty fun. Kind of giving a deep look into the trouble Wally after his return. I also enjoyed the Vex stuff as she's coming to terms of who she is. Also Batman, superman, and wonder woman shooting the shit was fun. Bad: The art is wobbly and sometimes pretty bad. I love Ethan's work with the flash but the rest was meh. Also the story is jumbled, and it feels boring to be honest, and not well constructed like previous volumes. Overall this isn't awful but something not all that memorable. Except like last volume it's not even coherent at times. So a 2 out of 5.

  • StoryTellerShannon
    2019-02-24 20:47

    MINI REVIEW:An intriguing idea which never came to fruition: super villains seeking sanctuary from government types which want to deport them to a planet.The artwork of Benes is amazing at times and even at its worst is still good.The tale doesn't finish and leaves a big question mark which I suppose is a setup for FINAL CRISIS. There are tales in between which break the flow and at the very least should have been put at the end. STORY/PLOTTING: C plus to B minus;ARTWORK PRESENTATION: B plus;CHARACTERS/DIALOGUE: B;DC MYTHOLOGY FOCUSES: B minus;ACTION SCENES: B minus; WHEN READ: mid May 2014;OVERALL GRADE: B minus.

  • Michelle Cristiani
    2019-02-19 20:54

    Call me an amateur, even though I've still read more comics than most people. How is JLA not the same thing as Justice League of America? But I digress. This art completely charmed me. The pages were glossy and the drawing is slick, and the inker make everything pop. The story started out perfect, with a great premise: villains are being rounded up, so a couple surrender to the JLA - em, excuse me, the Justice League. I can see why it had to shift focus to become a prelude to Final Crisis, but it could have stood on its own a little more. I just felt a little let down at the end, only because once again the story had to be tied in to this vast mythology that even I, a devoted DC student, still can't comprehend. But it was good. And I recommend it.

  • Steven
    2019-03-09 16:50

    Sub-par collection of backup stories, vignettes, and the start of a longer mulit-part arc that does not hold together well at all. This collection made me sad that there aren't editorial mandates to deliver complete story arcs when publishing a collection like this. (Then again, I'm also nostalgic for artists who'd focus more on telling the story instead of doing flashy art designed for resale more than the story. I lose count the amount of times I keep muttering (when perusing today's comics) "Kirby or Buscema could have told that entire six-issue arc in one issue and had a deeper story too.")

  • Jacob
    2019-03-08 15:40

    Library copy. I normally like the various writers and artists showcased inside this book, but this collection is kind of all over the place in terms of story and different art styles. Alan Burnett of Batman: The Animated Series fame starts things off with art by Ed Benes. Benes draws in a similar style as Jim Lee and while I like his work, not every panel looks like a wonderful masterpiece. Sometimes it looked rushed. John Boy Meyer has an anime kind of style, I also like his art style, but his short stories constantly interrupted the tale by Burnett, which eventually lead into Dwayne McDuffie who takes over the title for a while. There's only one issue drawn by the great Ethan Van Sciver and after him the book concludes with art by Carlos Pacheco. This collection leads directly into the Final Crisis miniseries. I didn't find the story of the JLA allowing "Sanctuary" to bad guys against other bad guys all that interesting and certainly not better than the countless times I've seen or read it before, but I don't blame the writers as I understand editorial was heavy handed about who was the on the JLA team and how the story had to lead into Final Crisis.

  • Micah
    2019-03-02 20:57

    This book is all over the place. The book takes place during an event so that is all you can expect. The part that I directly into Salvation run are the weakest. McDuffie does some good work with Vixen here again and does some good things with flash and wonder woman at the end of the book. The art is all over the place. There are a lot of different artist for each story. Overall it is a very enjoyable read.

  • Scott
    2019-03-15 21:06

    3.5 stars - You can't go wrong with a collection that has a short titled "Meanwhile, Back at Owl Creek Bridge . . ." (I just happened to watch that Twilight Zone for the first time in many years earlier this summer) as well as an amusing scene where meta-criminals break into the HoJ ("meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice" - haha, love to throw out random SuperFriends references) seeking asylum from the government. The late round-table discussion featuring 'the trinity' was also good to delineate their personality differences. Black Lightning gets the snappy dialogue / narration; Flash and Wonder Woman get a lot of action (against HIVE, not with each other) late in the book.

  • Andrew
    2019-02-24 18:07

    The last comic I read during my collecting days was John Ostrander's Suicide Squad. I pulled this out of the library as the description led me to believe it would be the JLA vs. Suicide Squad - post Ostrander.The collection of comics (4) collected under these covers was incredibly disappointing - and not because of the relative insignificance of the S.S. appearance. Rather, the stories collected do not form a cohesive unit, and they do not have a clear beginning, middle, and end. RATHER, it is clearly a set-up to the next graphic novel / collection of comic books. Further, it seemed as though some of the villains had no business even considering a run against even the weakest members, while others should have put up a much better - and longer - battle than they did. (I cite the interplanetary aspect of the story here - no details to be provided to avoid spoilers).I've read a few collections of prepublished comics over the past few years; all of them felt self-contained, and for better or worse stood on their own. This one just felt like a money-grab.

  • Brad
    2019-03-12 15:44

    The main story in this book is a not-especially gripping tie-in to JLA Salvation Run, in which a whole bunch of supervillains are captured and marooned on a prison planet. This book doesn't focus on the heavy hitters, but instead gives us villains like The Key. Actually, the Key himself just highlights how this book could be so much more--that character was used so well in a two-issue Grant Morrison JLA story years ago, but now is treading water. This book's in the same shape. There's a nice Flash/Wonder Woman story after the main story, but the last issue is a far-too talk-heavy conversation between the Big Three of Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman.

  • Jake
    2019-02-23 16:44

    I'm really interested in what's going on with Vixen. I think it's a great conflict for a character like her to have, and my appreciation for it is boosted because I'm genuinely concerned and intrigued. How can she copy the powers of a Green Lantern ring?!I have a soft spot in my heart for Red Tornado. I don't really know why; I haven't had much exposure to him. But for some reason, he's important to me and his love and humanity are so touching. Same for the Martian Manhunter; not much exposure to him, either. But I love him. This volume teases those soft spots I have.I feel like the Queen Bee stuff was pretty useless. A filler issue, I'm guessing.On a whole, I feel like this volume did very little to progress the story. If it did more, I might have given it four stars instead of three.

  • Shane
    2019-03-17 18:55

    More like 3.5 stars but more like 4 stars than 3 stars so 4 stars it is. This was fun. I've always liked big groups of heroes fighting big groups of villains and this definitely fit the bill. I like the build up - some shit is definitely about to hit the fan, unfortunately this was just the setup for the big deal. This really does pack in a lot of "big-hitter" villains in one graphic novel. I'm assuming they're all going to show up at the same time in the next book.Great art, especially since on the first page your greeted by partially exposed superboobs (hmm wonder why young boys (and old boys) love comics so much). Superman looked kinda evil a couple times and I think maybe one issue was drawn by someone different because it looked more "cartoony" but other than that, great stuff.

  • Joe
    2019-03-11 14:42

    very good.This is what I always want from the Justice League.A little action, a lot of sub-plot and interesting interaction from the Trinity.Villains forming teams of their own [again] what could ever go wrong.Waller with a secret ['cuz that says good things are coming].Just a delicious mix of good work.

  • Timothy Boyd
    2019-03-06 17:55

    I have always enjoyed the JLA, in all it's various incarnations through the decades. This new modern JLA is a very enjoyable read. Great art and plot make this JLA a great read for an older fan or a perfect place for a new fan. Very recommended

  • Hannah Givens
    2019-03-16 16:02

    07/30/200903/02/2010: Reread in context with the series. Day-in-in-the-life stuff, not bad but not remarkable.

  • Stuart Sparks
    2019-03-11 15:49

    I know I read this one but I just can't seem to remember what the story was about. So, I'm guessing it probably didn't impress me all that much. But, the art is good ! It's Ed Benes, what can I say !

  • Angela
    2019-03-05 19:58

    A good tie in to Salvation run, as the JLA fight for criminals rights. Some nice character moments with Red arrow and Kendra.

  • William Thomas
    2019-02-26 13:38

    This book makes little to no sense. The main story doesn't conclude properly and the rest of the one-shots have zero impact on the main arc or the characters contained within.