JLA: Tower of Babel

JLA: Tower of Babel

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by Mark Waid, D. Curtis Johnson, Dan Curtis Johnson, Howard Porter
     
 

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Batman's greatest rival, Ra's al Ghul continues his quest to save Earth from humanity by thinning the ranks of the human populace. But after being thwarted over and over again, Ra's seeks to distract Batman by stealing the bodies of his dead parents while he enacts his nefarious plot. And to insure that Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash and the rest of

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Batman's greatest rival, Ra's al Ghul continues his quest to save Earth from humanity by thinning the ranks of the human populace. But after being thwarted over and over again, Ra's seeks to distract Batman by stealing the bodies of his dead parents while he enacts his nefarious plot. And to insure that Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash and the rest of the JLA do not interfere with his plans, he individually defeats each of the heroes using strategies developed by Batman himself! And when the League learn of his betrayal, they look to expel the Dark Knight from their ranks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563897276
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Justice League Series , #7
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.67(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Jla 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Bang2082 More than 1 year ago
This has a couple short stories in it but I got it for the main one. It has some good and some bad, but I love the idea of Batman planning for the worse. Superman has been taken over before(Batman:Hush)and the dark knight knew he would have to figure out a way to stop him and all super heros if they were ever turned. I love how batman planned for everything, except for his plans to be stolen. Great idea. Good Book.
TheGirlWonder More than 1 year ago
Batman's Paranoia is what makes him, him. This is a great book to talk about. It shows the real conflict behind the JLA and character flaws of all the members.
rralexa More than 1 year ago
Not only is it a JLA title, it is a Batman title. Setting him apart from the other heroes not only by his lack of power, but of how he views they powers that his comrades wield. It is also good catch-up literature for the new DCU film Justice League:Doom.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you haven't already learned about the plot of this graphic novel, I suggest stop reading this review, pick up the book, and find out for yourself. I feel this is one of those stories that is a lot better if you don't know the plot going in. For everybody else, here's the story. Ra's al Ghul, in his never-ending quest to rid the earth of the human plague (as he thinks of it), has figured out a plan to destroy civilization. Of course, there is one annoyance to take care of: the JLA. He distracts Batman by going straight for the heart, and then systematically takes out the Justice League, one-by-one. The question is, how does he know how to do it? What does Batman have to do with this scheme? This is a great look at the psychology of Batman and his relationship to the other JLA members. You can see the shock in his face when he realizes what Ra's is doing. Defnitely pick this up if you want a good action read with some insight. In addition to the main plotline, there are a few unrelated stories used as bookends (presumably to ensure that all JLA stories are included in the volumes). They have nothing to do with the main plot, although one story is poignant in the sense that it shows how close the team used to be (compared to now). Definitely a good one to pick up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Batman has always considered his greatest enemy to be the Joker or eco-terrorist Ra¿s al Ghul. The JLA already faced the Joker when the Clown Prince of Crime joined the Injustice Gang 1.0 during ¿Rock of Ages¿. Now, it¿s the Demon¿s Head¿s turn to take yet another whack at the Dark Knight as well as his allies this time, using protocols to incapacitate the JLA while he enacts his latest plan to return the world to the paradise it once was. But the situation becomes further complicated when it is learned that the architect of these anti-JLA files is none other than the World¿s Greatest Detective himself! Can the JLA survive against Ra¿s al Ghul and his League of Assassins and if they do, forgive the Batman for what they consider the ultimate treason? All this and more in ¿Tower of Babel¿!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truthfully, I see the Tower of Babel as proof of Batmans power. He is the only member of the Justice League with no "Meta-human" abilities. Just goes to show who the most powerful of the Justice League is. An excellent title, and incredibly well executed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Batman's traps for his team mates were pretty brutal, and in some cases, could have resulted in death, which contradicts one of the central tenents of the Batman legend. Other than that, it was a very dramatic story and very thought provoking about the nature of relationships.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this in it's orignal format what a tale. It seem's that Batman has kept notes on his fellow teammates! when Ra'al gul strikes he takes out almost all of the jla using Batmans methods when this mess is resolved Batman is voted out.