REVIEW: Justice League #1 by Geoff Johns & Jim Lee

Justice League #1

Story by Geoff Johns
Art & Cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

DC Comics / 40 Pages / $3.99

When a book like Justice League #1 comes out as the vanguard of a new era at DC Comics it can be difficult to judge the book on its own merits and not as a reflection of the New DC Universe as a whole.

But that’s what I’m going to (try to) do.

The book that features the Justice League should be DC Comics’ flagship must-read title and for over ten years it hasn’t been. Justice League #1 will change that. It feels big and it feels important and it feels like a must read. It features the talents of DC’s most popular writer in Geoff Johns, and arguably comics’ most popular artist in Jim Lee. So on balance, Justice League #1 is very much a success.

But when I finished the issue, when I finally put it down, I had a nagging thought in the back of my head that said, “that was good… but not great.”

By now if you have read anything by Geoff Johns then you know his style. He is of the slow burn, long form school of storytelling, and that’s what we have here. Justice League #1 is a first chapter. It’s entertaining and fun, but it’s very much a first chapter. I have no doubt that once we are done with the first arc we will have a very satisfying opening storyline, but I question if this was the wisest move to make with the first issue of the book that you are hoping to make a splash with people who don’t normally read DC Comics, or comics in general. (Well, I made it three whole paragraphs!)

Here’s the story. Five years before the current timeline in the New DC Universe, superheroes are still relatively new and the populace (and especially the police) doesn’t know what to make of them. In this new world, Batman, while simultaneously running from the cops and chasing a superpowered baddie, meets Green Lantern for the first time. Together they assess another, larger, more extraterrestrial threat on the horizon and in the course of investigating it, run into a third member of what will become the Justice League. Overall, it was a fine first chapter. I just found myself wishing that it was more action packed and less decompressed. More Grant Morrison’s JLA #1 and less Brian Michael Bendis’ Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (albeit with more action).

I’m still not convinced that Jim Lee’s style is right for the DC Universe but the art here is some of Jim Lee’s best work in a while and that’s going to make a lot of people happy. There’s a sense of  fun and a genuine liveliness to the art in these pages and despite any stylistic qualms I might have I have to admit that it’s good to see Lee doing interiors again. It looks like he’s having fun.

At this point I probably sound more down on the book than I actually am.

My favorite aspect of Justice League #1 might actually be Geoff Johns’ characterization of Green Lantern. Sure, Johns and Hal Jordan have a long history, but here he presents a Hal Jordan who is, quite literally, green. He’s new on the job and he’s new to the superhero game and he’s full-to-brimming with confidence in his and his ring’s ability to handle anything. I love cocky and arrogant Hal Jordan and can’t wait until his overconfidence really blows up in his face in a big way. We’ve known and have been following most of these characters for decades and one of the great things about starting over and portraying these characters as younger and more inexperienced is that you get, what will be for most people, fresh takes on old favorites. Hal Jordan has been the greatest Green Lantern for decades and now it’s fun to see him inexperienced and overconfident.

For a long time the only knock on Geoff Johns that I could think of was that his Batman was probably his weakest of all the major characters. He’s gotten better over the years culminating here in a pretty damn good Batman. The best scene in the book might involve Batman and Hal’s ring. It’s really fun.

As I said, Justice League #1 feels big and it feels important. It’s fun and exciting and it’s a fine first issue. I love the sense that we don’t know where this story is going and because we are dealing with a whole new world the story could, conceivably, go anywhere. For someone who has been reading these characters for almost 30 years that’s exciting.

I wanted to fall head over heels for Justice League #1. I wanted to love it more than pie. Instead I merely liked it a lot. But that’s way more than I’ve been able to truly say about a Justice League book in a long, long time.

Story: 4 / Art: 4 / Overall: 4

(Out of 5)

Comments

  1. Sounds like it’s off to a solid start. I’m OK that it didn’t blow the doors off the barn (so to speak). I can’t wait to get it today.

  2. I’ve got to say I enjoyed it. Maybe a one and done story would have been the best thing for the initial issue with elements to go on, but this gives a good grounding already building a relationship in this new world. To be honest this issue must have been incredibly hard to come up with because it is the keys to the kingdom of this new universe and because it has work on just the basic super hero assumptions rather than the normal DCU backstory that it has been able to rely on for so long I think this was a good issue. As Connor said good nt great, but hopefully they will be building up to something great later on.

  3. Thanks Conor. Solid and thoughtful review.

    You’ve lowered my expectations a bit which, in light of all the hype, is probably a good thing.

  4. i skimmed the review to avoid spoilers. I’m glad that is started off solid. Since its impossible for a leadoff hitter to hit a grand slam, i’m willing to reserve full judgement until after the first arc. I’ve wanted to read a GOOD Justice League series for as long as i’ve been back in comics. So hopeful for this.

    Can’t wait to read it….I was really hoping to read this over morning coffee but thats not possible. This 14 hr delay on Day and Date Digital is stupid….really stupid.

  5. I’m glad that DC decided to include in advance tastemakers like the iFanboy gang to start spreading positive buzz. This was a good review, and I suspect it’s exactly how I will receive the story as well.

  6. good review. I think that its okay for the story to build up a bit before it exploding with big team awesomeness. From what i hear, its off to a good start. The only problem is that we have to wait another six weeks for the next issue, which kind of sucks for a slow burn kind of book. As a whole though, this book seems promising.

  7. I fully agree with Conor’s assessment – I was hoping for an exploding issue to grab everyone’s (new readers) attention and imagination. It didn’t achieve those hopes. It was a satisfactory issue. I haven’t seen the Green Lantern movie, but was wondering whether the comic characterization was similar to that of the movie counterpart.

  8. The review pretty much is what I expect. I think the biggest obstacle facing this issue is the hype. It has so much put on it’s shoulders. It’s in an impossible position.

  9. My LCS had a “midnight sale” for this, so I got to read it late last night. I really liked seeing everyone lined up, and there were definitely people in line who were not regular comics readers, which is nice to see. Many of them bought Flashpoint #5 as well.

    As far as the book…it’s certainly not bad. I would have said three stars, both art and writing.

    I feel like, for the story to be pulse-pounding, there would have to be a villain who does more than the demonic parademon (?) Batman and Green Lantern fight here. All he does is run away, growl about Darkseid, and blow up. And I guess the police in helicopters are also villains of the piece, but they’re also anonymous. Not every story needs an articulate, fully-formed villain, but that is one of the main ways to create interesting conflict. I honestly think they would have been better off using a generic mugger, and fleshing out the cops. Or using Lex Luthor as the villain, or an evil mayor or crime lord. There’s really no compelling conflict or mystery to bring you back, and if the villain had said or done more, there might have been.

    And while I have absolutely no problem with decompressed storytelling, I do think that Justice League should not have it. Justice League is the story of powerful people coming together to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. I think this story would have been better off if it at least nodded in the direction of all the members of the team. It wouldn’t even take up much space; the spaceship that brought the parademon could fly over Themiscyra and Atlantis, with appropriate reaction shots. Something to tie the overall theme of the book (the greatest team fighting the biggest threats) together.

    However, Conor is absolutely right that Johns’ characterization of Green Lantern and Batman is great. I also found the Cyborg introduction to be interesting; I feel like his origin, which is actually very tragic, will make a good emotional piece of this first story arc.

    I’m sure that, if you like the style Jim Lee has used in recent years, you’ll like this art. It’s just not my cup of tea; the characters look too square-jawed and stoic, without the intense attention to seemingly even microscopic detail that was Lee’s signature back when he first broke out. For example, the scene where Batman snatches Green Lantern’s ring…there’s no emotion to it. An artist like Amanda Conner would have used facial expressions to make that funny, or Darwyn Cooke would have used superior panel-to-panel storytelling to make the joke. For me, as drawn, it just fell flat. But it’s just like the art on Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder, so if you liked that, you’ll like this. That said, Green Lantern’s fire engines are an incredible visual. It’s clear to me that machinery is more interesting for him to draw than people.

    As far as this being the flagship of an inspiring new line of comics, I’d go so far as to call it a failure. With the caveat that Howard Porter is probably an inferior artist to Jim Lee, something like JLA #1 by Morrison, Porter, and Dell would have been much better. Big threat, entire team comes together quickly, basically professionals going about their business, like a SWAT team. Like Conor says, that’s not really Johns’ style. He may have been miscast on this book.

  10. Just finished it, some funny moments between Batman and Green Lantern. Lantern is super cocky (to the point of being annoying), kinda looking forward to seeing him get humbled. I’m down for the first arc at least…

  11. That’s why feel that there should be new way we look at comics in terms of story these days. Writers are writing for trades now so their issues will be broken into acts. We can talk about the art of each issue but I feel we should wait for the bigger picture before we potentialy make harsh judgemnts on an individual issue of a comic. Case in point the Wolverine’s Revenge Arc.

    http://popcultureblogspot.com/?p=237

    • Writers have been writing for trade for 10+ years.

    • I’m pretty sure that Jim Lee said they specifically wouldn’t be asking writers to writer for trade anymore. It’s gonna take them a while to shake that off to be sure but that shouldn’t be a crutch for them going forward.

    • People have been complaining about “writing for the trade” since Neil Gaiman on Sandman. It’s just the way the comic medium has evolved. There’s a lot of people now who buy trades. for starters, they are easier to find than single issues for the most part. And what do more people re-read? Most of my single issues I read once or twice and that’s it But my collected editions I re-read over and over again.

      But getting back to the main topic at hand, i really liked this review. I’m excited to see how the team “comes together” and how the heroes react to each other in their first encounters with each other. Plus, the mention of the cops chasing batman has me really excited to read this book tonight.

      Really, everyone who writes reviews on this site should take note: THIS is how you write a review that is full of information and opinions without spoiling any plot points for anyone who hasn’t read the book yet.

  12. Great review, I completely agree.

    But really…there was no reason for them to charge an extra dollar for that book.

  13. Enjoyed the story, but can’t help wishing that Jim Lee wasn’t doing the art.

  14. It’s good to hear that Justice League is back to being a quality title that matters.

  15. Just finished reading it and I have to say I’m disappointed. Sure the decompressed storytelling is an issue, but for me the big problem is that there is really nothing here we haven’t seen before. There is very little “new” about this book. Green Lantern and Batman bicker as always, Batman is suspicious of everyone, etc. It feels like an origin book that could have come out ten years ago. Maybe it’s the hype, but I was really looking forward to a fresh take on these characters, not just retreads. Hopefully I’ll get this in the other 51 books.

  16. Does anyone know what the schedule is for this book? Is it monthly or bi-monthly? Is there any delay yet for issue #2?

    • Jeff Reid JeffR (@JeffRReid) says:

      Looks like they’re giving themselves a bit of time before issue 2 hits. It’s due out on October 19 and issue 3 is currently scheduled for November 16.

  17. I really liked it. Though the art was GREAT, and I thought the story was a fun, exciting, breezy read. A nice start.

  18. It was a fun read. It didn’t change my life, but I was entertained, and that’s really all I’m looking for from a book like this. I thought it was a fitting first chapter to the first book of the new DCU. To be honest, I’m not sure I would’ve done things differently. Yes, only three members of the League were introduced with any substance, but introducing all seven in the first issue would have been a disaster; there’s no way that adequate attention could have been given to each one within a 40 page limit, and the whole thing would have felt scattered and rushed. I’m satisfied with the “slow burn” approach, and I think there’s enough there to keep a look-in audience intrigued for one more issue.

    There were some really…busy pages artistically, and yes, some irksome dialogue (Green Lantern is brash and arrogant. WE GET IT), but for the most part, I had a good time while I was reading it, and I’m still very much excited to see where the DCnU will take us.

    Bring on Animal Man #1.

  19. So glad Conor got a chance to review this. I’m not the biggest Jim Lee fan(he’s good, but not amazing) fan, but I figured i’d give this a shot.

  20. thx for being so forthright Conor.

    It would be so easy for you guys to gush over this stuff and stay on the Christmas lists of these creators.

    Always enjoyable to see/read you shooting straight and true.

    In terms of getting new readers on board, we can’t force people into comics and it must be near impossible to satisfy someone’s expectations of existing characters in a 22page 1st issue.
    So, i’m glad they swung solid instead of for the fences.

    I just hope the buzz will get people to take a chance on it.

    Here’s hoping to an epic story arc.

  21. I think decompression is the single biggest problem that faces comics, and contributes heavily to the loss of sales over time. Regardless of how many pages the book is, if it doesn’t feel like anything happened then people will be less inclined to spend $3-4 for another issue. This book suffers from decompression pretty badly, as you said, but I really enjoyed the human element of both Batman and GL. There were some great moments and I do think the first arc will read very well in the trade.

    • I agree and I think this point will be driven further with digital copies.

      Why should a digital consumer have to (a) wait until mid-afternoon to download his/her comics, (b) wait until Wednesday, (c) only receive content once a month?

      While I really want this effort to take off, I hope the publishers don’t rest on their laurels and continue delivering content in the same print model.

      Need to see a subscription system and changes to the scheduling of comics from monthly to weekly or even daily.

      DC has done some great experiments in the past with Zuda, Wednesday Comics, and 52. Would love to seem start a title and make it Digital Exclusive (Booster Gold would be a natural choice) and just experiment with the format — price, storytelling, continuity, scheduling.

  22. You know I hope this 2pm release on the iPad isn’t going to be the norm. I don’t see any reason why I couldn’t get it a Midnight

    • For the foreseeable future it will be the norm.

    • The last few months Comixology has been doing the same thing with other comics like Walking Dead and Justice League Generation Lost, so I’m already used to waiting until late afternoon (some weeks) to get my day and date digital stuff. Now that they upgraded their app so that it’s not crashing every 5 minutes and doesn’t spend 10 minutes updating every time I open it, I see that they got their other day and date stuff up earlier today, like around 11am. Still, not a problem for me, I can wait a few hours.

    • I’ll take the set time over waiting a week. Or not getting it at all. Digital’s the easiest way for me to get my books.

  23. To me, it read like an “Ultimate” take on the DCU. Like if Marvel had done away with the 616 universe and replaced it with the Ultimate line, that’s what it felt like to me when I read it.

    • @JokersNuts:

      I think your assessment is accurate. Except imagine that Ultimate Spider-Man #1 had involved Mary Jane and Aunt May fighting one of the Lava Men for a few pages, with Peter appearing at the very end as the Big Reveal. That’s the level of decompression we’re talking about here, and I don’t think it works for a flagship title of The New 52.

      I really don’t want to be too hard on this book, which is not bad at all. It’s just that it’s nothing special, and it really should be.

    • It’s a bit like that, but they’re not trying to reinvent the characters or do the same stories in new ways. They’re only clearing away baggage. In Ultimate Spider-Man you can experiment more, but we’re unlikely to see a Miles Morales situation in the new DCU.

  24. this reboot should feel more expressive, experimental.
    it isn’t just the chance to retell the old stories with a modern hitch,
    but to actually build an icon from scratch..
    instead, i feel like this is gonna be the exact same set-up we have today in 12 months time..
    unless I start seeing something i’ve never seen before this will be short lived on my pullist

    • According to Geoff Johns in the interview we posted today they won’t be retelling any old stories, specifically.

    • I know which is why this issue came as a pretty big letdown for me.
      i didn’t get the feeling i was walking in on something new and epic..

      one thing he did mention in the interview was how he was using the characters personality that was already existing in the old DC universe,
      its like geoff clicked on the big red restart butten that reshuffles the same ol’ cards.
      shouldn’t he be trying to play around with new character schemes?
      revisit the origins but twist some shit around?
      for me, the new DCU is the opportunity to take these old guys, and not just dust them off and give them a new coat of paint, but to truly reinvent a whole new world..
      but ye know, i could be asking too much i guess…

  25. Considering that the last iteration started out with five issues of (mostly) three people sitting around a table looking at pictures and talking, anything that gets the action in early is good. Am leaving soon to get my copy, but it sounds almost like the set up of Bendis’ “New Avengers” – each piece of the team is gradually pulled in until they’re all together for the last shootout. I did like how Bendis did it, if only because you got action each issue and that anticipation – “How are they going to pull in Wolverine? When does Spider-Man show up? How will Jessica Drew fit in?” This would be a good way for JL to go.

  26. I gotta say i was hoping for more out of this issue. This seems like a good first chapter of a trade, but i thought that with the digital age we now live in that writing for the trade was a thing of the past. Did anybody else feel like they were reading just another flashpoint like else worlds story? I know they are building a new universe here, but I would have liked to have been shown the differences rather than be spoon feed them like I was reading a Claremont x-men book. Over all I thought the art was good not great, but the story seems to be aimed at someone buying their first comic book while giving loyal readers nothing more than a darkside refference to be excited about.
    Art 4
    Story 2

  27. I thought it was an awesome way to jumpstart the DCnU and JLA. More action, really? I almost thought there was too much action at times! (almost) I love it that our heroes don’t know each other yet, that we get to be there when they first interact; and we not only get to see that, but we’re getting Cyborg’s origin thrown into the mix (an even newer hero). I’m now excited just to see the JLA members meet/interact with each other, let alone thwart their first nemesis. This was a deceptively well-crafted and smooth first issue. Geoff Johns and Jim Lee did a great job. I am genuinely fascinated by this rebooted universe.

  28. As you all know in the past I have made comments saying this should be DC’s flagship and how many times was I told by someone that this is not true. This is for other less well known heros to get a shot or the big guns have their own series. Well; huh to all my nay sayers!!
    I will be at the book store in about one hour and then I will read Flash Point #5 and then JLA #1 and see how it goes since the JLA was the book that started me on comics about 32 years ago. I want it to return to permanent greatness and no more rebooting and restarting and all that!! There is no need to re-number everytime they put together a new group it just seems silly!! Lets get it started and stay started!
    I had read on here that there is a new big three: Green Lantern, Batman, and Superman?? I am sure this is all just mumblings and/or here say however; I think this should be the case. I also take nothing away from Wonder Woman she just has never seemed to reach her true potential as a character. I think it should be the “BIG FOUR”; Superman, Batman, Flash, and Green Lantern which would make even more sense. If you need a female character in the front lines I think Power Girl, Zatana, and or even Catwoman have made more strides to being number one female character at DC then even the great Wonder Woman.
    Mind you these are all my opinions as well; this relaunch is going to make or break DC. There does not seem to be any more tricks up the sleeves to boost sales so this had better get them rolling….

    Just sayin’,

    K

  29. Sounds like it’s not an all-out action first issue that I wanted, but I’m still very interested. Good review!

  30. I said it elsewhere but I’m pretty proud of my comment so I’ll say it here to:

    JL #1 was unexpectedly low-key and streamlined. I’m pleasantly surprised. This creative team could have pointed to the bleachers and swung for the fence and risk a whiffle. But instead they played smart ball, hit a line drive to center field and filled two bases with no outs.

    I’m in. (my full review here: http://www.stashmycomics.com/blog/?p=2834)

  31. Just read the issue digitally during my lunch break. It was good. Your mileage may vary, truth be told. I was expecting something a tad more epic. I agree with the comment that it was low key, by nature. But that’s not exactly what I look for when I pick open a Jim Lee issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE.

    -J.

  32. how do we know this is 5 years in the past? Was that on the page somewhere cause i totally missed that.

    I enjoyed it, i’m really rooting for it to be good, and i think this had a real good tone all the way around.

  33. Great review and I agree completely.

    Solid beginning. Looks like it’s going to be a great run on Justice League. The art look great too. I love how detailed Jim Lee is and this work is no exception. I’m really looking forward to the next issue.

  34. I just read the preview available on Comixology. I agree with Connor, good but not great. While Lee has been a fan favorite I’ve always thought his art as way too “busy.” I’ve been trying to figure out what I was put off about his art. I’ve been comparing it to Bryan Hitch’s work. After some thought, FOR ME, Hitch’s work adds a level of detail that brings forth a realism to his characters while Lee’s characters seem lifeless. Look at last page of the JLA #1 preview, their bodies and facial expressions are practically identical. Wouldn’t the Flash have huge legs and calves, googles? Aquaman have a more developed upper torso? If Wonder Woman is a warrior, wouldn’t she dress like one? I have a hard time reading a comic book if I can’t get into the art. From the first page I completely felt overwhelmed with all the detail, everything is in focus that I complete missed the “Five Years Ago.” It would have been great to start off with a simple black panel with maybe an introduction to the title and with “…. Five Years Ago. Anyway, that’s just me.

  35. I don’t know what “decompression” means in the context of comics, and why it is a bad thing in this issue, but I’ve never liked DC comics.

    I read this JLA issue today.

    I now want about 10-12 DC titles on my pull list.

    I’m super excited.

    • It took the biggest comic book stunt of the last twenty years to get you interested in DC comics, something you have never liked.
      I’ve loved DC comics my whole life, and have to put up with this massive upheaval to pander to you, someone who wasn’t interested in the first place? It sucks.
      I have four DC books on my pull list now. a lot less than last month.

    • @JokersNuts – I’m sorry, I’ve respected fan feeling on this issue up until i read your comment. That was quite the whine.

    • This “pandering” is likely what will allow you to continue reading DC. Enjoy the ride.

  36. Will the iFanboys be buying the digital version of any or all of these or will they stick with the physical copies?

  37. The book is downloading as I type this. I hope the GL stuff doesn’t annoy me too much. I cannot stand Hal Jordan.

  38. To go a bit off-topic here…Does the rollout of the “New 52” strike anyone else as flawed? All the newspaper / TV / radio / internet articles aimed at the general public all point out how “the relaunch of the DCU starts TODAY!!!” I was in my local store for a total of 15 minutes and overheard two separate conversations by people who were confused about where all the “new” DC comics were. I think today should have JUST been Flashpoint #5, and next week should have been a big debut of JL, as well as some other key titles. I don’t know what the reaction will be among new readers who come in based on something they saw on the news, only to be told “Oh yeah, come back next Wednesday.”

    • Basically, I think they should have done better at promoting the “EVERY WEDNESDAY IN SEPTEMBER” aspect of the whole thing. Comics are a confusing little world, and DC needed to do better at making sense of it for the layman.

  39. Haven’t bought a weekly since the first issue of “Siege”. Just started a new job with a comic book store down the street, and I bought JL. Conor’s review was spot-on, and I’ll go back for issue 2.

    Also bought the first issue of the re-launched “Ultimates”. Did nothing for me. I think I’ll stick with “Justice League”. Been a Marvel zombie for years… but I’m growing weary. If DC suddenly becomes (for the first time) the more streamlined universe, I’m interested.

  40. “But when I finished the issue, when I finally put it down, I had a nagging thought in the back of my head that said, “that was good… but not great.”(Conor Kilpatrick) // +1 . But, i´m wainting for the end ot the firs arc of this storyline.

  41. Spot on review. Lets hope it pays off, im definitly looking forward to enjoying the ride.

  42. Personally, it lacked personality. It was a little underwhelmed more than I thought I would be. Having read some classic JL stories in the past, the intial PUNCH to the story was a bit softer than I was expecting. I know that they’re just setting up the tone of this universe, but honestly… it copies some of the intrinsic aspects of Marvel, but less effectively. I don’t know… I hope it gets better. The only character that seemed to be mostly well developed off the bat was Batman, which doesn’t surprise me. I didn’t really care for the characterization of Green Lantern so much. He reminded me more of a 13 year old with a ring – I attribute that to his verbage. It was just a bit juvenile than I was figuring it would actually be. Since they’re setting up Superman congruent to the movie character, it’ll be interesting to see how he’s characterized. Again, my main problem is how they’re characterizing the heroes as oppossed to the story itself.

    I trust Geoff Johns, but this first launch was a bit of a dud for me.

    2.5/4

  43. I read this last night and I must say this was very good. No it was not epic however; there were so many entertaining things going on and the art was superb that I can say this was the best JLA book I have read in a long long time. This is going to be fun for sure and this is the first time in a long time where I can’t wait till next month to read the next issue. Great job DC! Now lets keep the art and story rolling from now on. SPOILER (if you haven’t read it already?): Darkseid is a great begining villian for this group to deal with and the new gods. Although the reasoning why the alien thing blew itself up was a little weak and how the mother box was left there for them to find was also. Or; is this a set up for them to find said box and to make it look like it was just left there after the explosion????
    When this story arc is over I hope that Starro is the next villian and they do him like he was back in the day that would be fun.

    Jusy sayin’,

    K

  44. I liked it, and it’s in my pull list.
    One thing that I don’t get is how all these super-heroes apperead all at once in such e relatively short time (5 years). That’s a bit odd….like, what were they doing before, since they appear to be all grown ups in the story.

    Other than this, the story is quite strong, I like the approach ‘are you Batman? ‘ and ‘ You must be Green Lantern’, it’s refreshing. I don’t like Supes new costume, I dig for the classic, but I’m no supes fan so I don’t care that much.

    Looking forward to # 2.

  45. The preview pages I’ve seen do look great art wise and story wise I’m very interested in reading it. That said, it’s going to take some major patience but I’m sticking to my guns and will wait for the trade.

    In the meantime, I’m reaching to my shelf for Mark Waid’s JLA Year One, a story I recall being very good the last (first) time I read it and an appropriate book to read prior to the “JLA Year One” of the NewDCU.

  46. I read and enjoyed Justice League #1. They should have made it 40 pages, I think.

    I have nothing against Marvel comics, just can’t fit them in my comic budget right now – except Fear Itself core issues.

    I am rooting for DC on this 52 issue deal a little, I want them to bring in more fans.