Review by: martinNL

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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

That to me was a great start of a new story and of a new DC Universe.

I have only recently started getting into comics. Living in Europe means there isn’t a whole lot of opportunities to pick up American comics. I grew up reading Asterix and Tintin and some other Dutch, Belgian and French comic books.

Inspired by the Nolan Batman movies I decided to get my hands on some Batman books, which gave me a first exposure to DC (and its complexity). Getting into Batman was quite a task (albeit a good one), so when DC announced they were relaunching I surely wasn’t hoping for a reboot and that none of what I read became meaningless. Luckily we know now that most will stay the same.

I had a lot of interest in some of the DCU characters, but didn’t really know where to start. Thanks DC for creating so many jumping on points! For me to get Justice League #1 was a no-brainer. The start of something new with all these big characters. So on to the book now….

I had a very good time reading this issue. It felt a little short, but I think that was just perception. The story takes place in a few minutes only, but I spend enough time reading to get my money’s worth. I loved the banter between Bats and GL. Hal sounded a little cocky and Batman very witty. My favourite parts were when GL came to discover that Batman was really just a regular guy in a batsuit and when Batman took Hal’s ring.

I enjoyed the art a great deal too. Batman:Hush is one of my favourite graphic novels and Jim Lee showed he can deliver the same, or maybe even better quality on JL compared to Hush.

Overall I loved this issue and I can’t wait to see what happens next with Superman and the others that are on the cover of this book, but haven’t made an appearance. The story sucked me in and I wanted to read more! Too bad we have to wait for 7 weeks for JL #2. But I’m sure it will be worth the wait.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. Something’s off with the rating…. I gave the story a 4 and the art a 5.

  2. Same thing happened to my review… I guess they’re having problems with the web site codes or something.

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