Review by: Erlend

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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 would not say that I am a completely new comic reader, but what I have read has mostly been a few trades, and this is my first attempt at following a comic book monthly. I was really curious to see if this DC-relanch really was aimed at new readers, as I my experience with superhero-comics has often left me with the feeling that I am not part of the targeted audience.

I am therefore very positively surprised with Justice League #1. It’s fun. It gives you reasons why Batman, Green Lantern and Superman all kick ass. It does not expect reader to know who these people are before reading it. Even though this means that Green Lantern has to be Captain Exposition, arrogant Hal Jordan is so much fun that I just don’t care about that.

I also really like that superheroes are hunted in this world, mainly because it makes you feel that the rest of the world is not just extras to fill in the background, while people with masks fight. There is also a short segment telling us that Vic Stone has daddy issues, which probably means that he is going to be a superhero or a Disney princess. I think new readers are supposed to guess, from the lack of ethnical diversity in comics, that he is the robot thing on the cover.

All in all, this was fun and it made me want to pick the next issue. However, it does have a big problem. The fun is over pretty quickly, and after it is done, you suddenly realize that nothing really happened in this issue. Nothing. And I wonder if that might turn some new readers off. Or if they are left just wondering if this is what reading 22-page comics is like. I know I am.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. Agreed, welcome back to monthly comics.

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