JLA Classified, Vol. 3: New Maps of Hell



JLA Classified, Vol. 3: New Maps of HellCollecting The 6 Part Story From JLA CLASSIFIED 10 15, By Warren Ellis And Butch Guice The Various Members Of The JLA Are Drawn Into A Deadly Web Of Illusions, Each Visiting A Very Personal Vision Of Hell Manipulating Them Is A Mysterious Being Known Only As Z, And If He Succeeds, The World S Greatest Super Heroes Are Doomed

Warren Ellis is the award winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT bestselling GUN MACHINE and the underground classic novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN, as well as the digital short story single DEAD PIG COLLECTOR His newest book is the novella NORMAL, from FSG Originals, listed as one ofs Best 100 Books Of 2016.The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013 IRON MAN 3 is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel IRON MAN EXTREMIS He is currently developing his graphic novel sequence with Jason Howard, TREES, for television, in concert with HardySonBaker and NBCU, and continues to work as a screenwriter and producer in film and television, represented by Angela Cheng Caplan and Cheng Caplan Company He is the creator, writer and co producer of the Netflix series CASTLEVANIA, recently renewed for its third season, and of the recently announced Netflix series HEAVEN S FOREST.He s written extensively for VICE, WIRED UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters, and given keynote speeches and lectures at events like dConstruct, ThingsCon, Improving Reality, SxSW, How The Light Gets In, Haunted Machines and Cognitive Cities.Warren Ellis has recently developed and curated the revival of the Wildstorm creative library for DC Entertainment with the series THE WILD STORM, and is currently working on the serialising of new graphic novel works TREES THREE FATES and INJECTION at Image Comics, and the serialised graphic novel THE BATMAN S GRAVE for DC Comics, while working as a Consulting Producer on another television series.A documentary about his work, CAPTURED GHOSTS, was released in 2012.Recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society s President s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the EAGLE AWARDS Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative He is a Patron of Humanists UK He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Essex.Warren Ellis lives outside London, on the south east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway.

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  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • JLA Classified, Vol. 3: New Maps of Hell
  • Warren Ellis
  • English
  • 19 August 2019
  • 1401209440

10 thoughts on “JLA Classified, Vol. 3: New Maps of Hell

  1. Sam Quixote says:

    There are basically two Justice League storylines 1 fighting some giant monster threat or 2 fighting each other evil versions of themselves, both of which are usually unreadable sleeping pills in book form In New Maps of Hell, it s 1 but it s not terrible Warren Ellis doesn t waste the reader s time with tons of exposition He knows the Justice League is bullshit and writes just enough for you to understand the story, then gets on with it Some pages have no dialogue it s a good balan There are basically two Justice League storylines 1 fighting some giant monster threat or 2 fighting each other evil versions of themselves, both of which are usually unreadable sleeping pills in book form In New Maps of Hell, it s 1 but it s not terrible Warren Ellis doesn t waste the reader s time with tons of exposition He knows the Justice League is bullshit and writes just enough for you to understand the story, then gets on with it Some pages have no dialogue it s a good balance between words and art, and the pacing is pleasingly snappy as a result too The biggest flaw is also what makes the book work the villain is completely amorphous At first they think the Big Bad is literally Satan, summoned to Earth through ancient cursed texts, and then it turns out to be this other thing with constantly shifting power sets, physically, then emotionally, then mentally challenging the team The final reveal is uninspired and pretty much ensures this as yet another unmemorable Justice League book But the villain also needs to be this fluid to actually be formidable enough for the team Because this is the problem with the Justice League they re a horribly unbalanced team Superman is overpowered enough to defeat the villain alone but at least in this iteration the League has a total of FOUR god like characters Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern What could convincingly threaten this lot really And so Ellis has to come up with a baddie with vague enough powers to keep the story engaging Or at least semi engaging as I wasn t that taken with it I never felt any tension in the narrative, the stakes are cliched and the ending is as predictable as ever Still, I liked that they worked together as a team to defeat the villain in a way that utilised their various abilities I like the idea that Flash s costume melts onto him as he bursts through the stages of the Speed Force as opposed to it flying out of his ring and him physically putting it on, which always seemed goofy Jackson Guice s art isn t bad but didn t look especially great either the inked lines looked a bit too scratchy for my liking And I wonder why he later changed his name to Butch Guice, which is how I know him from his Marvel work unless he s Jackson when at DC and Butch when at Marvel Anyways, considering almost no good Justice League books exist out there, you could definitely do much worse than JLA Classified what exactly is classified about this New Maps of Hell, which is a half decent outing for this otherwise terrible team Hat tip to Artemy for the rec

  2. Scott says:

    Boys, just relax and center yourselves We all did some epic work todayWonder WomanNot an epic storyline or volume , but New Maps of Hell works well for presenting the core League members engaged in a teamwork oriented adventure It has a strong start scenes of bantering reporters lovers Clark Kent and Lois Lane investigating several mysterious deaths and then the JLA quickly assembles and performs the hero walk right up the White House lawn to question the POTUS Since the prezBoys, just relax and center yourselves We all did some epic work todayWonder WomanNot an epic storyline or volume , but New Maps of Hell works well for presenting the core League members engaged in a teamwork oriented adventure It has a strong start scenes of bantering reporters lovers Clark Kent and Lois Lane investigating several mysterious deaths and then the JLA quickly assembles and performs the hero walk right up the White House lawn to question the POTUS Since the prez is Lex Luthor, he has inside knowledge of the book s actual villain du jour The heroes are put through individual trials by the mysterious threat affecting the planet, and when they are reunited Wonder Woman has a nice you suck speech before the beatdown commences

  3. Artemy says:

    A pretty cool JLA adventure by one of my favourite writers It reminded me a bit of Ellis s other series The Authority in structure and some of the twists, although I enjoyed this book better because I actually know and like the members of the Justice League, and I can t really say the same thing about The Authority The dialogue is very Warren Ellis, which was a bit jarring when it came to Superman cracking pretty uncharacteristic jokes, but other than that, New Maps of Hell is a lot of fun.

  4. Dhilon says:

    Nothing much to say, nice quick read.3 5

  5. Gabriel says:

    Ac Ellis refrita ideas ya vistas en otras historias suyas sin darle un toque que la diferencie Es entretenida y nada m s El dibujo est tico de Guice tampoco ayuda a darle la pica que la historia requiere.

  6. Robert says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Generic superheroes save the world story big bad seems unstoppable, good guys win in the end Fun but not a must read..

  7. Mario says:

    This review originally appeared on my blog, Shared Universe Reviews JLA Classified collects issues 10 15, is written by Warren Ellis and drawn by Butch Guice or perhaps not, my trade paperback credits the art to Jackson Guice is it the same person There isn t a whole lot worth mentioning about New Maps of Hell At its most basic, it is a story of the JLA encountering an evil force and after some fighting, defeats the evil Instead of concentrating all the parts of the comic I ll stick t This review originally appeared on my blog, Shared Universe Reviews JLA Classified collects issues 10 15, is written by Warren Ellis and drawn by Butch Guice or perhaps not, my trade paperback credits the art to Jackson Guice is it the same person There isn t a whole lot worth mentioning about New Maps of Hell At its most basic, it is a story of the JLA encountering an evil force and after some fighting, defeats the evil Instead of concentrating all the parts of the comic I ll stick to theinteresting and successful well, not always aspects of the story.Ellis sets the tone of his version of the DCU in the first four pages A man wishes to jump off a building to commit suicide He says he wants to be one of the suicide jumpers Superman doesn t catch In the next page he jumps and falls In the third page he falls on top of a car The fourth page we jump to Superman who says Dammit To which Lois Lane replies You can t catch them all, Smallville It s important to mention that the man jumped at night and when we see Superman on the fourth page it is daytime I interpreted this as a second suicide jumper or another event in which someone gets injured or killed and Superman wasn t able to help This is not a Metropolis where Superman can or will save everyone Because of his super senses he is forced to witness all the crimes in Metropolis.That s ok though because Superman isn t Batman Something like that would drive Batman insane but only Batman, Superman doesn t have a war on Crime He simply helps out He helps wherever he goes but he doesn t lose him mind trying to solve all of the world s problems It reminds me somewhat of Grant Morrison s take on Superman where he acts as an example for humanity to save themselves He won t solve all the world s problems himself for fear of taking away humanity s individuality and freedom and end up being something like a dictator find another word for dictator Ellis doesn t seem to want to go so far with his take on Superman He seems to want to acknowledge that Superman logistically can t be everywhere despite his superpowers Superman does have to learn to live with that undeniable truth, though.Ellis adds other revisionist twists, most specifically with the powers of the members of the Justice League Ellis doesn t provide realist updates of all of the members he chooses instead to concentrate on a few of them, notably on the Flash.Batman has scars but so does the Flash His body is not riddled with them such as it is with Batman but he has at least one large scar which serves as a reminder of how he got his powers It s as if back when he was just a regular human he was able to be scared Now that he s a superhuman the only scars he has are those that were present before his transformation That would explain why people like Wonder Woman, Superman, and J onn J onzz who have been thrown through countless walls and windows bear bare no scars They re superhuman and that serves as a good enough explanation It s not the case for Batman He s very much human and his scars have been shown in many comics by many different artists It brings us to Green Lantern His ring shields him I m sure when he gets hit and thrown towards a mountain his will is cleary telling his ring to protect him, much like a regular person would life up their arms to protect themselves from a physical blow He s got no scars because his super weapon protects him In short it s a neat little update for Flash that doesn t drastically change his character but redefines in an interesting and effective way.Ellis allows concentrates a lot on Flash s super powers He has to be conscious of the effects of his superspeed on the people and things around him He desmonstrates this in the use of caption boxes Four steps and I need to slow down now, or else the bow wave from a dead stop will explode Linda s internal organs when I pause to .I imagine Superman and other super strong characters have to constantly keep their strength in check while interacting with people and objects around them but Flash has to do that as well For a character such as Wally West you get a sense that he has a lot of restraint when it comes to the use of his powers and it sheds new light on his as a hero He has to be conscious of the effects his presence has on his surroundings at the cost of being the cause ofdestruction as opposed to the help he is there to offer Jackson or Butch Guice draws Lois like a super model That s not a problem in itself but he also dresses her like a model from a magazine advertisement For crying out loud, her blouse doesn t even cover her midsection Does the Daily Planet even have a dress code In opposition to Lois, Guice draws Wonder Woman in a relaxed version of her iconic swimsuit costume She lookscomfortable wearing her off duty clothes It seems like a good choice of clothing for her while on Themyscira due to what can only be near tropical weather Where is Themyscira anyway In the middle of the Greek Islands As a complete package, JLA Classified New Maps of Hell is peppered with sharp dialogue courtesy of Warren Ellis Guice s artwork does a good show of showing off Ellis s interesting realist updates on old characters effectively Unfortunately his inspired idea for Wonder Woman s costume is opposed by Lois showing off extra skin while at work I m not entirely sure if Guice was inspired by another artist for Diana s off duty look but he pulls it off very well here It s not at all an essential Justice League story, if anything its quite disposable, but it s a disposable story but two professional comics creators and it makes for an enjoyable read, if somewhat lacking in substance beyond a few interesting ideas not directly related to the story being told

  8. Rodrigo Tello says:

    Ellis sab a que no ten a nada para aportar a la Liga y se jug su nica carta, el ataque del monstruo alien gena Pero con ideas ingeniosas supo llevar la historia a buen puerto, y el dibujo de Guice, a pesar de su estaticidad y precariedad, ayud bastante Fue un buen arco de la JLA

  9. The Hudson says:

    Cuando un c mic o novela gr fica resalta m s por los dibujos que por el gui n, algo anda mal La historia es interesante pero poco profunda.

  10. Sean says:

    3.5 really

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