Writer: Geoff Johns
Artist: Jim Lee, Ivan Reis, David Finch
Variant coves by Jim Lee
The first year of The New 52 officially closes with this issue of JL. The team has to face ghosts of the past in order to get to David Graves and put a halt to his plans. Having their most private feelings exposed gives the leaguers the touch of humanity that is sometimes missing from the title, while making of Graves a dangerous threat even after being depowered.
The much publicized romance between Wonder Woman and Superman begins with a well written epilogue that makes it seem natural and heartfelt; developments for Green Lantern set the stage for the events in his own book, and a preview of what's to come reveals not only the new JLA, but also intriguing plots involving Shazam, Pandora, and Atlantis. Despite three artists, nine inkers, and five colorists getting their hands on the issue, the final product is seamless for the most part. Great job on the characterization, a bit short on actual story.
Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and Flash by Jim Lee