Justice League Volume 1: Origin (The New 52)

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

As a part of the monumental DC Comics—The New 52 event, comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee bring you an all-new origin story for the Justice League!

In a world where inexperienced superheroes operate under a cloud of suspicion from the public, loner vigilante Batman has stumbled upon a dark evil that threatens to destroy the earth as we know it. Now, faced with a threat far beyond anything he can handle on his...

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Overview

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

As a part of the monumental DC Comics—The New 52 event, comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee bring you an all-new origin story for the Justice League!

In a world where inexperienced superheroes operate under a cloud of suspicion from the public, loner vigilante Batman has stumbled upon a dark evil that threatens to destroy the earth as we know it. Now, faced with a threat far beyond anything he can handle on his own, the Dark Knight must trust an alien, a scarlet speedster, an accidental teenage hero, a space cop, an Amazon Princess and an undersea monarch. Will this combination of Superman, The Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Aquaman be able to put aside their differences and come together to save the world? Or will they destroy each other first?

In one of the most game-changing titles in comic industry history, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee re-imagine the classic heroes of the DC Universe for the 21st century. This volume collects issues #1-6 of Justice League, part of the DC Comics—The New 52 event.

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“Writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee toss you--and their heroes--into the action from the very start and don't put on the brakes. DC's über-creative team craft an inviting world for those who are trying out a comic for the first time. Lee's art is stunning.”–USA Today

“Moves forward quickly and gets the reader intrigued from the start.”–YAHOO! Associated Content

“Welcoming to new fans looking to get into superhero comics for the first time and old fans who gave up on the funny-books long ago.... Written by Geoff Johns, with art by the godly Jim Lee, Justice League is a must read.”–Complex Magazine

“Action-packed.”–Christian Science Monitor

“Fantastic.”–News & Sentinel

“Lee exceeded my checklist of expectations in spades. After reading JUSTICE LEAGUE, I want the rest of the universe to have the same feeling of newness.”–Ain’t It Cool News

“A great book.”–Ain’t It Cool News, Five Star Review

“A fun ride.”–IGN

“A good jumping-on point for new customers.”–Paste Magazine

“I don't care that he doesn't have red trunks, and I don't care that his suit has a few pointless lines on it to make it look sort of armorish instead of tightsy. I don't even care that there's no spitcurl, but just an approximation of one. He's still Superman and he's still great.” –CraveOnline

“Geoff Johns and Jim Lee] have breathed new life into the Justice League and it’s already got me begging for more.”–BigShinyRobot.com

“Vivid, heroic art by Lee.”–Comics Beat

“A new or returning reader could hardly ask for a more approachable entry point.”–iFanboy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401237882
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 34,777
  • Product dimensions: 6.68 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Geoff Johns is an award-winning writer and one of the most popular contemporary comic book writers today. Johns is the author of The New York Times bestselling graphic novels Aquaman: The Trench, Blackest Night, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, Justice League: Origin, Superman: Brainiac and Batman: Earth One which hit #1 on the bestseller list. He is also known for transforming Green Lantern into one of the most critically and commercially successful franchises in comics.

Johns was born in Detroit and studied media arts, screenwriting, and film at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he became an assistant to Richard Donner, director of Superman: The Movie. He and his mentor Donner later co-wrote Superman: Last Son featuring the return of General Zod.

Johns has written for various other media, including episodes of Smallville, Arrow and Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken, for which he was nominated along with his co-writers for an Emmy. He is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and resides in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    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 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.

    12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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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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  • Posted July 1, 2012

    Very Cool

    I like classic, but I also like new and modern.This is a cool book for both long-time readers like me, and new readers. Its surprisingly a fast paced read, and the re-telling of the origin of Cyborg is really intriguing.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    great

    This was a gift for my daughter, she loved it.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Makes me want to buy more!

    Reading this volume makes me want to buy more!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Im a fan

    Hooked whens the rest coming out

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Yes

    Aquaman 'nuff said.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2012

    Super not

    Hate it

    3 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Great

    About time they refreshed the seriesu

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Gorgeous!

    Absolutely gorgeous art work. Action packed non stop page turner. A must have.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2012

    Phenomenal Graphics ~ Small Screen

    While the color and graphics of this comic book are phenomenal the Nook is ill equipped screenwise to really offer tne enjoyment the comic deserves. Expensive lesson.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2012

    Awsome......

    Awsome......

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    The New 52

    This was awsome, it's the same concept as the ultimate series in marvel the same characters but with a twist on the background, a change to the look of the characters, and a new story-line.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    De ART roks!

    :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    We need The New 52 Flash volume one.

    I read this. It was pretty good, but more importantly why can't you buy The Flash volume 1. Lazy Barnes and Noble people can't do their job.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2013

    Awesome If you liked DC comics as a kid then this is something

    Awesome
    If you liked DC comics as a kid then this is something you should love as an adult.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    New 52 best to worst (11) of them atleast

    Me and my 3 friends opinoions on new 52 titles we are reading first my opinion then my 3 friends opinions together 1.Deathstroke............................2.Justice League International.......... 3.Green Lantern: new guardians....4.Superman................................ 5.Red Hood and the Outlaws.........6.Supergirl.......7.Firestorm........ 8.Justice League.............9.Action Comics............10.Blue Beetle........ 11.Superboy. :::::::::::::::::::::: I will post my 3 friends opinions soon and hope this list will help you pick new 52 comics.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Hate

    Sucks and cost to much

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    T

    How many pages

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2014

    Good start to the rebooted universe... This is exactly how you

    Good start to the rebooted universe...

    This is exactly how you expect the Worlds Greatest Super Heroes to meet. They don't know each other, they don't trust each other, and they start throwing punches almost immediately after meeting (or in the case of Superman and Green Lantern, before). Yes, the story is the stereotypical alien invasion plot but it's the relationships of the characters as they feel each other out that makes this enjoyable.

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