I've said it before and I'll say it again...a Geoff Johns Justice League
has been high on my list for years, especially when he wrote them in "The Secret of Barry Allen" in 2005. He nailed their characterizations in a scene that lasted only a few panels.
"Crisis of Conscience" in JLA
was pretty good, but too beholden to bridging Identity Crisis
and Infinite Crisis
. I was never a fan of the mind wipes/lobotomies by the JLA. However, that arc was really well written and the characters (when not possessed by Despero, that is
) were well written.
Arthur and Hal are perfect examples of how Johns is writing great characterizations of the same characters he has in Justice League
who seem "off." Now that the whole "it's five years earlier" excuse is gone, it's even worse.