After seeing Batman and Green Lantern meet for the first time and their run in with Superman, we're starting to see what the Justice League will turn out like...if everyone can get along with each other.
As a long time reader, there are several 'New 52' comics that bother me a little. I'm enjoying the stories and the updates being made but it's sometimes hard to accept the changes and stories that have brushed aside. With this issue of Justice League, I'm totally willing to overlook any affect this story has on past histories and interactions with the characters. Not only do we have Batman, Green Lantern and Superman interacting but now Flash is brought into the picture. I found myself hanging onto every word to see who knew who from before and what their perception of each other is.
Seeing these characters together really gives the story an epic feel. Sure, we've seen them together hundreds of times but seeing them together for the first time in this new universe is something truly exciting. Geoff Johns moves the story along with plenty of action yet adds little touches in the conversations that makes the comic fun and exciting.
Of course there's Jim Lee's art. I could just stare at the pages for hours. His art on the action scenes with Scott Williams' inks and Alex Sinclair's make Jim's amazing art even better. You wouldn't think it could be possible but I just love seeing it all on paper. It almost gives me a warm feeling inside. I don't know whose idea it was or what had to be done to get Jim on this book but they have my complete thanks.
I have to mention Victor Stone as well. We know he's going to become Cyborg at some point. It's good to see his part in the story move along and the interaction between him and his father is something to see.
Not much bad here. The heroes fighting heroes is always cliché but of course we all love to see it. The only problem I have is I'm still not sure how Cyborg fits in with the Justice League. I understand changes are being made but because of my deep fondness for the original Teen Titans, I feel his story's beginnings should be there. I'm also loving all the action, fighting and progress in the story but it's no secret who the big villain is supposed to be yet we still haven't seen him.
For whatever shipping/schedule reasons, it's been too long since issue #1. I'm digging this book and don't want to wait longer than thirty days if possible. Thankfully it appears that the book will be shipping this week of the month from now on.
Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair have delivered a great book. We had a tiny bit of a wait since issue #1 and it was worth it. We're still in the introduction stage, this issue cranks up the action compared to last issue. It's amazing how just adding one more future League member (Barry Allen) can give the book a bigger feel. We're finally seeing the League together, even if there's a lot of inter-fighting going on. I haven't been completely crazy with some of the changes going on in other titles but here I can easily overlook it due to the fun and excitement from the issue. Johns is pushing the story forward and adds lots of nice little touches throughout. Lee's art is always a treat to see. This is what gets me excited about the book. The fact that it was so fun was an added bonus. I did like the first issue but I was a tiny bit concerned. This book makes it perfectly clear how great the Justice League is going to be.