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Justice League Vol. 1: Origin (The New 52) [Hardcover]

Geoff Johns , Jim Lee
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May 8 2012 Justice League (DC Comics) (Book 1)

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

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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Crofty TOP 1000 REVIEWER
For this (New 52) Justice League debut the action explodes onto the page from the very beginning. It starts out where you are in mid battle with the Flash and Green Lantern amidst some urban chaos, while they exchange silly banter referencing pop culture. All this intensity gorgeously illustrated by the master artist Jim Lee.

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!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Quick one liners, nice visuals, and a whole lot of explosions. Sound familiar? Right like a those buddy movies from the 80's and 90's. I loved those movies. The great thing about that type of story is that you do not go into them thinking it is going to be a groundbreaking experince that changes your view on the world, pollitics, or life in general. This is the essence of Vol 1. of Johns, and Lee's JL. Lots of fun banter, some really good action, and a somewhat popcorn style story. That is certainly not a critism of the book, we all need to let go of the notion that everything we read or watch needs to have a deeper meaning. Letting a fun story be what it is can be a very liberating experience that reminds us that fun can simply be had while turning our brains off for a few hours. I have read this twice. My first go around I was somewhat critical of this comic, partly because I had lofty expectations, and reading as it came out in single issue. Then I read the whole story in one sitting, and it was fantastic ( for the reasons listed above ). Do not let your need for books like The Watchmen, Sandman, Batman Year One and Swamp Thing keep you from reading this fun take of some of the best superheroes we will ever see.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A O.K. popcorn book May 14 2012
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I'll be short. It's not a bad book, not a good book. It's an entertaining book but it fall a bit short... It's an entertaining start and a better take of the Justice League than it's preview incarnation. The art is Ok ( it's Jim Lee, but it's not in is better form...). John writing is ok but not stellar ( i'm not the greatest fan). But overall, it's just fun. (Wonder Woman a bit weird... )
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful start off Feb. 21 2014
By Wade A
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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 set 5 years before modern day new 52. A great and fun book of earth on the line and 7 unlikely team mates stepping up and working together. Great Justice League get together of younger more brash heroes then we were used too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Justice League Vol. 1 March 29 2013
By Ama
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A great read.
Highly recommend.
A must for anyone coming back to comics they loved as a kid.
Young and old will love this.
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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 experience). I read all sorts of collaborated superhero teams. This past year I started reintroducing myself into the world of comics and/or graphic novels. And I gotta say that DC's New 52 'Justice League Volume 1' was truly refreshing, it brought back the past of how fun comics were to read but at the same time it's done in a modern stylistic approach. "Five Star Hands Down!"
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