Review by: cubman987

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Avg Rating: 4.1
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Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Variant cover by DAVID FINCH

Size: 40 pages
Price: 3.99

I have been primarily a Marvel comics reader ever since I got into comics. The only books I’ve regularly read were the Batman books and more recently the Power Girl books. I have also read quite a few of the newer Green Lantern trades and I’ve read a lot of classic Batman, Green Lantern, and Superman collections, so it’s not that I hate DC or anything, I’ve just always liked Marvel better and found the DC universe more confusing. I’ve found myself wanting to get a little more into the DC books and when they announced the reboot, I decided it would be the perfect time to jump on to some new DC books.

JLA seemed like one of the better options, since it features 3 characters I’m pretty framiliar with in Batman, Superman, and Green Lantern, and also because it has the “core” DC characters and should be DCs flagship book. So as someone who has some knowledge of the DC Universe, I enjoyed this first issue. There was certainly nothing extroirdinary about it, but it is definetly a #1 issue that is accessable to those with various backgrounds with the DCU, and in that regard it is certainly a success. The writing is good and sets up what should be a pretty good origin story for the JLA. If you’re looking for a story that is going to blow your mind, this issue is not going to do that. For me, the highlight of the book was the art. I though Jim Lee did a great job with this first issue, and I hope it carries over into the rest of the series.

So overall, I liked the story and I’m interested to see where it goes from here, however, it was not really a “wow” issue in terms of story telling.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. I actually wanted to rate the art a 5 but I guess I hit 4 by accident.

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