"The Pain of the Gods"
Cover JLA: Pain of the Gods (2004), trade paperback edition, art by Ron Garney.
PublisherDC Comics
Publication dateSeptember – November 2004
Title(s)JLA #101–106
Main character(s)Justice League
Creative team
Writer(s)Chuck Austen
Penciller(s)Ron Garney

JLA: Pain of the Gods is a trade paperback which compiles issues #101-106 of the American comic book JLA, published by DC Comics. This story arc was written by Chuck Austen and penciled by Ron Garney.[1]


They may be the world's greatest heroes – Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman and The Flash – but painful experience has taught them what it means to fail... When Superman's actions cause the death of a rookie superhero, his grief and anger force each member of the Justice League to examine their darkest hour: the time when their world-shattering power just wasn't enough. From Flash touched by tragedy in a burning tenement block, to Wonder Woman facing the prospect of death, JLA: Pain of the Gods exposes the human side of superheroes.[1]

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