Thursday, September 15, 2011

Justice League #1

Justice League is the first title of the new DC Universe -a.k.a. The New 52-, is written by Geoff Johns and pencilled by Jim Lee.  This story takes place five years ago when metahumans were first emerging and the term "Super Hero" didn't exist yet.

Cover by Jim Lee

The best thing about this comic is the art.  I love Jim Lee's pencils, always have, and hopefully I always will.  Scott Williams' inks and Alex Sinclair's colors complete this amazing artistic trio that made Justice League #1 a winner.

I don't know how I feel about having Batman and Green Lantern as the only Leaguers in the entire issue. I understand they are the money makers right now, and probably the hook to attract thousands of new readers; still, it can be perceived as misleading not having the seven character from the cover in the inside pages.

We get to see a little bit of Victor Stone before he becomes Cyborg, so this will be his "Secret Origin" story, and then Superman shows up in the last page, but that's it, no one else appears.

I liked it, but DC had promised they would stop writing for the trade, and this first issue of the first title of the DCnU was definitely written for the trade, so I don't know what's up with that.  Even with these concerns, the book is on its way to its third printing and over 200.000 copies sold, making it the #1 book of 2011.  Way to go DC!

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