New events, New Team, Fresh Start
It is the beginning of something new! It's the beginning of a brave new comic world! And another chance to retell the stories of DC Comics characters!
The GoodThe DC Comics continuity has undergone multiple crisis, and events, that've changed the way we look at comics published by DC. While 'New 52' gives new readers a great chance to jump on, it is a good opportunity to read the origins of the Justice League. While we all know the stories of the J.L.A. it is almost like we are learning all about them, from a new/different, perspective. While we know that Flashpoint will change the DC universe as we know it, it is how things will change in the end game events of the story line. Seeing the chance, the many solicits for Superboy, and also Teen Titans, shows that not all of the events will place in the present, but also in the past. Retelling stories of iconic comic book heroes is usually boring, but with what has happened in this first issue of Justice League, I can't wait until the other comics are released.
Geoff Johns is an amazing writer. Being one of the great writers on Green Lantern comics, it will be a change to see him start to work on Justice League. As we can see in this first issue, the heroes are on the lam and are trying to protect the world from criminals, while not getting killed in the process. The reason why heroes shouldn't always be on the side of the government is a great ideal on kicking off a new series. For me as a reader - it gives a better opportunity for heroes to act a bit rouge and a better storytelling on how they are really the good guys and wanting acceptance from the world. Also the heroes of new Earth are cocky and arrogant.
With Batman, he's always considered the 'the one without powers'. So with a new story, comes another chance for writers, like Geoff, to portray Batman as a brash young hero who fills the need to show his superiority in mind and will. I like how Batman is portrayed like this, because everyone underestimates his brain power, but in the end - they always loose. And concerning other heroes; when you put them all in one room, they always fight over leadership. MOST heroes prefer to work alone probably some like Superman, Batman, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman, they are considered outsiders at the most. So a lack in teamwork for the members of the Justice League will be a problem in future issues.
We see in the comic that the first threat of the Justice League will be Darkseid. The big battle that will roll out between Darkseid's forces and the J.L. will be an epic battle win the making. I am glad to see Jim Lee's artwork again. He always creates great illustrations of the characters, always making them look realistic. It will be good to see his future artwork for the next issues.