Justice League #1

by Alan Rapp on September 6, 2011

in Comics

justice-league-new1-coverWhat if Geoff Johns and Jim Lee created the DC Universe begins here. Okay, all joking aside, this first issue of Justice League (the first issue of the new DC Reboot) is actually better than I was expecting. Taking place in the early days of the DCU the comic gives us the first meeting of Batman and Green Lantern.

There are some fun moments here, especially Batman’s reaction to Green Lantern, his ring, and his act-before-thinking approach. GL’s reaction to Batman is also pretty good. The pair stop a creature from Apokolips (which they’ve never heard of before) and travel to Metropolis to ask the world’s most recognizable alien if he knows anything about the technology.

The end of the issue gives us the first appearance of Superman, who aside from looking far too young, is saddled with one of the more questionable costume alterations of the new DCU. Story wise this first issue, set in a world where people are afraid and uncertain of super-heroes, works well. I’m still not sold on the character designs, but it’s good enough to bring me back for another issue. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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