Justice League Vol. 1: Origin (The New 52) Hardcover – May 8 2012
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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
About the Author
Geoff Johns is Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. He has written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Teen Titans and The Justice Society of America. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling graphic novels GREEN LANTERN: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS, GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS WAR, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME and SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC, and is the author of DC Comics' biggest, most recent events, BLACKEST NIGHT and BRIGHTEST DAY. Johns has also written episodes of the TV series Smallville and Robot Chicken.
Jim Lee is a renowned comic book artist and the Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment. Prior to his current post, Lee served as Editorial Director, where he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC Comics’ bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER, BATMAN: HUSH, and SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW. He also serves as the Executive Creative Director for the DC Universe Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment (SOE).
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Justice League Vol. 1: Origin collects Justice League 1-6.
What appealed to me and made me pick up (borrowed) this title was the fact that it featured Jim Lee's artwork; which was the greatest strength of this graphic novel.
The writing however...
The other reviewer on here couldn't have said it better "If Michael Bay wrote comics this is what it would be." The truth is, yes it's mostly style over substance. It's a summer blockbuster "popcorn" spectacle. I for one wasn't too impressed with the cheesy dialogue throughout. I was a huge fan of the Animated Justice League Series where they had clever writing; they balanced style, substance and intelligence.
There are many instances where an epic storytelling of a grand scale involving many Super Heroes done intelligently with mass appeal without the lost of integrity. Like Marvel's The Avengers (Blu-ray/DVD Combo).
I feel that the writer had a lot of potential to create excellent writing without sacrificing the exciting blockbuster element (for example The Dark Knight Trilogy Limited Edition Giftset (Batman Begins / The Dark Knight / The Dark Knight Rises) [Blu-ray]) Maybe next time! :)
This was an okay read, I was hoping for more!Read more ›
I enjoyed this immensely! I am coming at this as an occasional comic reader. I love DC's universe and grew up reading secondhand comics and today read the occasional graphic novel when the mood suits me though I haven't read any series for some years now. My review is from this "occasional reader" point of view.
I just loved coming into all these familiar characters anew, with a fresh start in the modern world joining up together for the first time. I found the story exciting and a thrill to read. The villain in this volume is Darkseid and his first appearance in the book is stunning. The artwork throughout is fantastic. The story not only gives us the origin story of how the Justice League came to be but also gives us the origin story of Cyborg which is very satisfying. As usual I also enjoy the humour and an ongoing theme was Green Lantern's taunting Batman that he has no super powers. To paraphrase: You're just a guy in a bat suit? What, are we going to talk to them in a deep voice? A lot of fun and I enjoyed the team's interactions with each other. No one is really thrilled to be joining together as a group, except Batman. He is the only one who sees the need for them to make a joint effort to show the citizens of Earth that they (super-heroes) are the good side. This is a great way to get back into the universe and find your favourite characters fresh without previous baggage.
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This is the first time I read Justice League and I am not disappointed. I like these heroes seperatly but when they are together it's even more awesome. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Yan
daily deals canada has no customer service at all they just keep saying its on its way and it never comes ive been weaiting over a month and a half after the recived range they... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Christopher policelli
With he new 52 kicking off, DC needed a way for the great heroes to come together. Naturally, cue the big guy Darkseid and unlikely solo heroes coming together in an origin story... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Wade A
A great read.
A must for anyone coming back to comics they loved as a kid.
Young and old will love this.
When I was younger I had a great number of comics (until they were stolen), because of the theft I decided to stop collecting comics (let's just say it wasn't exactly a motivating... Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2013 by Markus G-Force
This was the first collection from the New 52 that I picked up and I have zero regrets on the matter. I simply loved this volume from start to finish. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2012 by Brandon.N.