Read JLA, Vol. 8: Divided We Fall by Mark Waid Bryan Hitch Paul Neary J.H. Williams III Javier Saltares Phil Jimenez Ty Templeton Dog Mahnke Online


The JLA has always been a team of superheroes that have relied on each other to defeat insurmountable odds. But with Batman's betrayal and expulsion from the group, suddenly the team has become divided amongst themselves. Dealing with dangerous issues of trust, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, and Plastic Man must try and uniteThe JLA has always been a team of superheroes that have relied on each other to defeat insurmountable odds. But with Batman's betrayal and expulsion from the group, suddenly the team has become divided amongst themselves. Dealing with dangerous issues of trust, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, and Plastic Man must try and unite to face off against the twisted fairy-tale nightmare of the Queen of Fables and the world-altering abilities of Dr. Destiny. But even if they defeat these formidable foes, the JLA may be shattered by their loss of faith in one another....

Title : JLA, Vol. 8: Divided We Fall
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ISBN : 9781563897931
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Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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JLA, Vol. 8: Divided We Fall Reviews

  • Bob
    2019-03-02 09:51

    Some good storylines in this volume. My favorite one was where the justice league becomes a part of one. Mark Waid always writes a good story and this was no different.

  • Scott
    2019-03-05 06:44

    Reading (and really liking) Vol. 7: Tower of Babel only a week earlier, I was prepared that Vol. 8: Divided We Fall would probably not be as good as its predecessor. And . . . it wasn't. That said, it was a decent enough follow-up -- there a few nice moments where the JLA realize that they need a tactician / investigative mind like the recently-ousted Batman -- though early on Plastic-Man quickly becomes insufferable, and the final story ('ID') seemed really drawn-out.

  • The other John
    2019-03-01 04:37

    I grabbed this at the Library sale, because, hey, it's been years since I could buy a comic book for 75¢. It reprints JLA issues 47 through 54. The writing is good, the art is mostly excellent. My one complaint is that it starts in the middle of a story without any summary of what had gone on before. As near as I can figure, right before these tales, the Justice League discovered that Batman had devised plans to capture and/or disable each member in the event that they turned to the dark side or some such. They discovered this because one of Batman's enemies, Ra's al Ghul, managed to get ahold of this data and put the fail-safe plans into action. This honked everybody off and the result was that Batman was voted out of the League, 4 to 3. The result is that you have a divided league who are not only in disagreement over whether Batman should have been axed, but also are starting to wonder what dark secrets their other teammates might be harboring. It makes for some ineffective crime fighting across multiple dimensions. Anyway, that's a long winded explanation of the overall scenario. If you want details, you'll just have to check it out for yourself.

  • Juan Jose
    2019-02-27 05:35

    Great stories and the art of Hitch is awesome, due to Laura DePuy's colors. Great comics and a little reference for Sandman.

  • Baker​ St Shelves
    2019-03-22 09:50

    This was a good character study on the members of the League. Coming fresh off of Batman being expelled, the others face a threat of a fairy tale book coming to life. There's also a great story about how their secret identities are separated and how they see the benefits of not being a hero, yet how horrible life can be without that balance. Excellent use of team dynamics.

  • Ottery StCatchpole
    2019-03-07 10:47

    To begin with, this would have a perfect rating if it were Mark Waid alone, but comics being a collaborative effort I cannot in all fairness disregard the missteps of his fellow creators. Storywise, JLA, Vol. 8: Divided We Fall is brilliant. The stories date pretty well, actually while reading them I couldn't help but feel some of the awe and childish joy and this sense of 'anything can happen' in the stories that the old silver age comics give me when I read them. Comic stories since the late 80's to the present have tried to mine the idea of realism, since Watchmen, for good and ill. Some stories succeed at integrating the real world with comic book storytelling but others fail miserably at it, well most actually. But in true genius author fashion Mark Waid wasn't doing what everyone else was doing, he was going and doing his own thing. These stories are more magical, and bigger than the individual character's usual adventures. As they have to be. This isn't Flash versus his greatest villains, in itself a great and daunting task for our hero, this is the Justice League, all the best superheroes that DC has to offer, and any threat they have to fight must be just as big as the whole league.The collection takes up after JLA, Vol. 7: Tower of Babel storyline that Mark Waid also wrote and served as the fertile ground for the Doom cartoon by DC animation. So the story begins without Batman on the team, and the whole team still divided as to whether Batman should have been voted out of the league or not. This schism leads to our heroes not exactly being at their best when they come across a fairy tale wonderland New York City. Its a beautiful story, and I love the whole Wonder Woman as Snow White element of the story. I thought it especially cool who kisses her and wakes her from her slumber. The stories are pretty awesome, they bleed in from one into the other, and despite the fact that he's juggling a very large cast of characters Mark Waid still manages to make them each unique, giving them their own voice, and he gives them great interactions and interesting moments together or as a team. In the following story where the heroes are split up from their alter egos, Mark Waid shows us just how much he knows and loves these characters as he shows us Batman minus Bruce Wayne, and Clark Kent without Superman and how different they are. Economical storytelling, done in simple panels or one page asides, yet this book manages to pack a lot of story. Again the stories are near perfect and they work wonderfully, what doesn't is the change in artists, and here is why I withheld the last star. While the book is still illustrated by the A-list of DC artists of the time, the art styles are not similar and it jars the story a little. Also, when Brian Hitch finally returns to the book, we get him doing needless one page pin ups that just seem gratuitous. He is a solid artist, but he has never really done anything experimental as far as panel design, and while he's a solid artist his work on the book just seems not as energized as his work on Stormwatch and The Authority. All in all it is a very good book, and a great run for the JLA even if the art left something to be desired.

  • Devero
    2019-03-10 10:39

    Due i cicli di storie a opera di waid raccolte in questo volume, in entrambe l'autore cerca di analizzare la JLA mettendola di fronte a situazioni anomale anche per loro. Ai disegni arriva il miglior Hitch chinato da Neary almeno per i primi albi, incentrati su un invasione dal mondo delle fiabe e sulla figura di Wonder Woman.Il secondo arco narrativo approfondisce, invece, la dualità dei personaggi. L'eroe e l'identità segreta vengono separati in due distinte persone fisiche, e vediamo come agirebbero gli eroi senza la controparte umana a bilanciarla e "temperarla".Cos'è Superman senza Clark Kent, Batman senza Bruce Wayne, Martian Manhunter senza John Jones e così via. Una sequenza decisamente interessante e ben centrata sui protagonisti e le loro motivazioni invece che sull'azione vera e propria.

  • Mike
    2019-03-24 10:34

    I'm liking this better than vol7 for some reason. I think it's that there's a good story here and that I recognized the good story *before* I got tired of the stilted, over-explanatory dialogue. Love the twists and turns of the story. Just wish they could bring in a Bendis to rewrite the dialogue - and cut out about 3/4 of the exposition.The book builds to a good plot-moving-forward, almost...confusing crescendo (partly that the writing finally assumes you have a brain, but parky because the art doesn't give us enough to distinguish between generic looking characters). Best part of Waid/Hitch's run so far. I do enjoy Hitch's art - his Authority run was solid - but it's a bit repetitive in the same kinds of framing and stances.

  • Steve
    2019-03-20 10:32

    Another collection of JLA stories instead of one big arc kind of derails this volume. Its divided into three arcs: The Queen of Fables, Dr. Destiny, and then the wish granting ID.First off, I love Bryan Hitch's artwork. Its detailed and makes everyone look awesome. I loved the first two story arcs, a new villain with the Queen of Fables. Dr. Destiny was super trippy but made for a great mind bending story.The last story was rather weak. People's desires are becoming real, because a wish granting machine from the 6th dimension is on the loose and being are after it. It doesn't really do anything except set up the next volume. If they had tightened this last story it would have been better.

  • Stephen Olley
    2019-03-05 06:41

    Mark Waid follows the excellent Tower of Babel story (which you don't need to have read before this one - unless you mind it being spoilered - because the characters give a wee summary for you) with three self-contained tales.The theme here is distorted realities, with story books coming to life, dreams infesting reality and wishes coming true. This last story is the best in the book but they are all excellent and can be read with virtually no background knowledge. Great stuff.

  • Sophie
    2019-02-22 09:43

    The boyfriends make up and have their coming out! Seriously, though, this is set after the events of the Tower of Babel, and the League is dealing with the fallout of Batman's betrayal. And with the fact that they are missing Batman's expertise. It's not a bad resolution, all in all, and I stand by my first sentence, too.

  • Michael
    2019-03-13 11:36

    After the mess of Batman's "betrayal", the JLA falls apart, but recovers in time to save the day. Yay. Sounds boring, sure, but Mark Waid seems comfortable enough writing JLA, and it shows.

  • Angela
    2019-03-21 08:25

    The fairy tale story is really good, and the changed reality is full of character pieces. This is one for those who like Fables and stories that concentrate on character not plot. A decent read.

  • Bradley Gass
    2019-03-04 08:32

    When the Justice League loses faith in one of their own, What will it take to restore their faith in each other? And can the league survive losing what makes them who they are?

  • Angel
    2019-03-19 11:35

    See my note on it in my blog:

  • Justin
    2019-02-25 06:41

    The stories are okay, but there's a little too much of the reality-warping stuff in a row.