Justice League

Justice League

Volume 1, Origin

Book - 2012
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The Dark Knight, facing a threat more powerful than he can handle alone, must trust inexperienced superheroes, including Superman, The Flash, and Green Lantern.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2012
ISBN: 9781401234614
Branch Call Number: Teen Graphic Novel Joh
Characteristics: 1 v. : ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Lee, Jim 1964-
Williams, Scott 1960-
Alternative Title: Origin


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Mar 11, 2017

Green Cat to the rescue! It is pronounced Dark Side. Anyway The story was ok I guess, but this New 52 reboot has me a little cautious.

Aug 08, 2016

Fantastic!! Easily the best reboot so far. Darkseid has come to town (I don't know if that's Dark-seed or Dark-side, but either way he's a big dumb jerk), and our new heroes come together, sort out their egos and differences, to work as a team and save the planet (or at least this one town they're in).

Very cinematic, funny and great storytelling. This should just be filmed as is, and DC would finally have a decent movie.

Easily my favorite scene is the one with the sharks! You'll know what I'm talking about once you get there.

DC387 May 10, 2015

Great Artwork & Storyline.

Feb 25, 2015

Maybe I'm just old, but I'm finding it harder and harder to read classic comic character stories these days. It was nice to see a reintroduction of the JLA, even if there were sections where it was clear I should recognise a name or a character from DC history (but I didn't). I loved the banter between Lantern and Flash and Batman, but I find the pace is amped up too high. Yeah, it must be because I'm old, since I'm willing to spend a few minutes actually reading dialogue without explosions going off in the background. Sheesh, you kids these days.

Jan 29, 2015

Wow! This is quite the graphic novel! Geoff Johns Jim Lee put together a story that is well written and beautifully illustrated. This is a great new take on the origins of the Justice League. This book is perfect for old and new fans alike!

Feb 28, 2014

This book " re-introduces" the Justice League to readers as the world's most powerful heroes - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman & Cyborg meet for the very first time in the New 52 Universe.

forbesrachel Dec 14, 2013

In the face of the world's destruction, the Justice League is founded...well, forced together. Little time is directed towards an introduction, but mankind is not so happy about its superkind brethren. For these special individuals though, there is no choice, they will fight against this alien invasion, even for people who misunderstand them.

There is almost constant action, but even during a fight, the dialogue continues. It never feels rushed, is either amusing or relevant to events, and is never superfluous. More importantly, the characters tones feel natural and play off one another smoothly. How the heroes are all gathered feels very contrived, and the world is doomed plot is overused, but effective.

As for the illustrations, they are incredible. A huge amount of dynamic shots, motion blur, and a superb colourist make this a feast for the eyes.

Each character has a distinct personality, and they are all powerful in their own rights. It is due to this, that their beginnings start out rather rough, clashing against each other even in the midst of battle with a common enemy. No team starts as one though, and it is the process of seeing them become one that makes this first volume an essential read.

Nov 11, 2013

The artwork in this one is amazing, however the story felt a bit short compared to what I'm used to and the characters seem to be completely different to anything I've seen before however I still recommend you read this I enjoyed it quite well

theorbys May 16, 2013

The New 52 is here to stay, at least for awhile, unless DC thinks there is more money to be made by a rereboot or an unboot. The art is good in the way professional comic book art is now, maybe a tad too slick, but if so, no more than a tad. This is kind of a plum assignment, the earliest days of superheroing and when all the superheroes get to know each other for the first time, and Johns makes it work very well. Kind of humorous but dramatic too. Wonder Woman is best on teams, and for me. so are Aquaman and Green Lantern, on teams they are great characters, solo, not so much. Maybe there are characterization problems, but this is still something of a shake down cruise, and a pretty good one. While maintaining some of the old, no one yet knows who this people are. I look forward to the next JL, which plays into one of the DCU's strong suits, stronger than the save all spacetime genre which is so common now, I mean the very rich line up of supernatural/occult DC characters.

Apr 16, 2013

Liked it, but not at the top of my 52's list.

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Jan 31, 2015

Violence: Lots of punches, explosions and guns.

Jan 31, 2015

Coarse Language: There are several mild swears in this graphic novel. Eclectically in the climax.


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Jan 29, 2015

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