DC Comics: The New 52, Week One – Justice League 1

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The New 52, DC, Justice League, Comic Book Therapy, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, FlashpointAlright fan boys and fan girls, the day of an entirely new DC universe has arrived! I will tell you now that there will be some spoilers in this review so I apologize in advance. And keep your eyes on our site because I’ll be reviewing every title of the New 52.

Again, SPOILERS AHEAD, so if you don’t want to hate me, stop reading now until you’ve read Justice League #1.

I’ll admit, like many of you I was apprehensive to the re-imagining of the DC Universe, but enough about that and let me share my thoughts on Justice League #1.

You can’t go wrong with writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee at the helm. After being teased for so long with the cover image, it was great to finally hold a copy in my hands.

The story takes place five years earlier in this new universe. It opens with Batman attempting to take down an unknown villain as the Gotham City Police Department (GCPD) is in pursuit of him and actually, any costumed person. With a flash of green light our good old space cop of sector 2814 makes an appearance, thus showing us the first ever meeting of Batman and Green Lantern. Some great dialogue shows us that as different as these heroes are, they’re still very much the same heroes readers loved in the old universe. At this moment in time, the world doesn’t really know about heroes and those that do – the authorities – are doing their best to round them up. Readers quickly learn that this unknown villain Batman is pursuing is attempting to set off a bomb and is a minion of … Wait, I will not spoil it for you. But we are introduced to an alien in Metropolis known as Superman and a still fully human Cyborg.

Overall, I loved the art, the writing and especially the attitude they seem to be giving to Superman. I highly recommend you put this book on your pull list and enjoy the new DC because frankly it’s all we’ve got now.

Have fun and keep reading!




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