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Justice League Volume 1: Origin (The New 52)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

An Action Movie in Graphic Novel Form

This book is the last 30 minutes of an action movie. It just doesn’t stop. The biggest superheroes all in one book fighting against a powerful unknown evil. The energy explodes off the page.

But is that a good thing?

There’s hardly any story here. Yeah, cool rooft...
This book is the last 30 minutes of an action movie. It just doesn’t stop. The biggest superheroes all in one book fighting against a powerful unknown evil. The energy explodes off the page.

But is that a good thing?

There’s hardly any story here. Yeah, cool rooftop chases, helicopter battles, hordes of monstrous creatures and Superman looking as cool as I’ve ever seen him. But there’s nothing holding it up.

I admit, the main draw for me was the art. No pun intended. Jim Lee is a comic art master and I could look at his art for days. So maybe that is what this book was, just an art book and you have to ignore all those pesky words that someone spilled on it.

But is that a bad thing?

You have to take this for what it is, an action movie. You get to see the most impressive superheroes doing the impressive things in impressive places against impressive villains. If you want a story, then you just have to read their solo books. This book gets a 5 for art and a -1 for spilled letters.

ARC Reviewed by Chris for Book Sake.

posted by BookSakeBlogspot on June 4, 2012

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5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Pretty lackluster book considering the heroes assembled in this

Pretty lackluster book considering the heroes assembled in this book. Should be the best team book that you can find but it leaves you wanting much more case it never delivers. Not the blockbuster action story I was hoping for. Great art though and Green Lantern hilario...
Pretty lackluster book considering the heroes assembled in this book. Should be the best team book that you can find but it leaves you wanting much more case it never delivers. Not the blockbuster action story I was hoping for. Great art though and Green Lantern hilarious.

posted by Hurd on August 31, 2012

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  • Posted August 31, 2012

    Pretty lackluster book considering the heroes assembled in this

    Pretty lackluster book considering the heroes assembled in this book. Should be the best team book that you can find but it leaves you wanting much more case it never delivers. Not the blockbuster action story I was hoping for. Great art though and Green Lantern hilarious.

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Geoff Johns What Have You Done?! Here's the dealio. Geoff Johns

    Geoff Johns What Have You Done?!

    Here's the dealio. Geoff Johns has done so much for DC. Seriously, can't thank him enough. And I respect him enough to look past this. But, as other reviews have stated, this entire comic seems to be a action movie with a couple quick explanations on the joining of the Justice League. It has a short appearance by a villian that could definitely, with Geoff's past and writing style,be a legendary first adversary in this relauch, but for some reason is watered down to a statement and a couple battle sequences. It really is a dissapointment, with Geoff just writing to try and establish Aquaman as a cool character and force feed an origin story to new readers.I don't particuarly blame Geoff, mainly because this is DC's attempt at a big relaunch for a well known comic, so I think Geoff's heart may have not completely been into the crafting of this story (though it definitely is later, as the end of this story lays the groundwork for a massive event later in the New 52 universe).  I know it builds into "Trinity War", so I'm hoping the next couple are better, and have faith in Geoff to keep writing fantastic stories. Ultimately, if you read it and don't particuarly enjoy the story, while Geoff Johns did technically write it, I'm of the opinion that he wasn't as passionate about this project as he been about others (namely his run on Green Lantern, his contribution to the 52 weekly series, and his work now on Aquaman), so the pure action and somewhat forced beginnings of relationships between these characters should not be completely put on Mr.Johns. Jim Lee's art is spectacular, and is why I would still recommend getting the book. While I'm upset that the writing isn't usually as deep as Geoff writes his books, I am glad that he wrote such a basic book full of action and battle sequences, because Jim Lee nails the art on everything (and I don't blame him for Green Lanterns new tribal-suit-tattoos). His artwork of all these legendary characters helps deliever the WOW effect that DC was aiming for with this massive relaunch of a classic comic book,and most assuredly helps me accept some of the changes they've been making to the look of various mainstream Superheros. I would love to see what Lee and Johns can do together when they write a massive epic, which I'm sure must happen at some point.

    Alright. Summing up for people who don't want to read the whole frickin' extensive thing - Geoff Johns wrote a good book for Jim Lee to illustrate, but not the best book for a consistent comic reader to focus on the writing. Overall, it's your call on whether or not you want to buy it.

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    Posted June 26, 2013

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