Justice League

Justice League

Volume 1, Origin

Book - 2012
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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 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.

Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2012
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ISBN: 9781401237882
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVELS JUS
Characteristics: [192] p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,27 cm
Alternative Title: Origin

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green_cat_3454
Mar 11, 2017

Green Cat to the rescue! It is pronounced Dark Side. Anyway The story was ok I guess, but this New 52 reboot has me a little cautious.

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mjathols
Aug 08, 2016

Fantastic!! Easily the best reboot so far. Darkseid has come to town (I don't know if that's Dark-seed or Dark-side, but either way he's a big dumb jerk), and our new heroes come together, sort out their egos and differences, to work as a team and save the planet (or at least this one town they're in).

Very cinematic, funny and great storytelling. This should just be filmed as is, and DC would finally have a decent movie.

Easily my favorite scene is the one with the sharks! You'll know what I'm talking about once you get there.

DC387 May 10, 2015

Great Artwork & Storyline.

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Dtrasler
Feb 25, 2015

Maybe I'm just old, but I'm finding it harder and harder to read classic comic character stories these days. It was nice to see a reintroduction of the JLA, even if there were sections where it was clear I should recognise a name or a character from DC history (but I didn't). I loved the banter between Lantern and Flash and Batman, but I find the pace is amped up too high. Yeah, it must be because I'm old, since I'm willing to spend a few minutes actually reading dialogue without explosions going off in the background. Sheesh, you kids these days.

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Seth2468
Jan 29, 2015

Wow! This is quite the graphic novel! Geoff Johns Jim Lee put together a story that is well written and beautifully illustrated. This is a great new take on the origins of the Justice League. This book is perfect for old and new fans alike!

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BrianLaBelle
Feb 28, 2014

This book " re-introduces" the Justice League to readers as the world's most powerful heroes - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman & Cyborg meet for the very first time in the New 52 Universe.

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wolfie604
Nov 11, 2013

The artwork in this one is amazing, however the story felt a bit short compared to what I'm used to and the characters seem to be completely different to anything I've seen before however I still recommend you read this I enjoyed it quite well

theorbys May 16, 2013

The New 52 is here to stay, at least for awhile, unless DC thinks there is more money to be made by a rereboot or an unboot. The art is good in the way professional comic book art is now, maybe a tad too slick, but if so, no more than a tad. This is kind of a plum assignment, the earliest days of superheroing and when all the superheroes get to know each other for the first time, and Johns makes it work very well. Kind of humorous but dramatic too. Wonder Woman is best on teams, and for me. so are Aquaman and Green Lantern, on teams they are great characters, solo, not so much. Maybe there are characterization problems, but this is still something of a shake down cruise, and a pretty good one. While maintaining some of the old, no one yet knows who this people are. I look forward to the next JL, which plays into one of the DCU's strong suits, stronger than the save all spacetime genre which is so common now, I mean the very rich line up of supernatural/occult DC characters.

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JEarl
Apr 16, 2013

Liked it, but not at the top of my 52's list.

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Keogh
Aug 27, 2012

Rather off, in a lot of ways. In trying to start things off with a big bang, the creative team ends up making something that comes more or less apart. Characterization is really off, particularly with Batman and Wonder Woman. It makes me wonder why on earth DC felt they had to reboot anything in the first place, and convinces me that it's time that Geoff Johns step away from having his way with the direction of the company.

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Seth2468
Jan 31, 2015

Violence: Lots of punches, explosions and guns.

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Seth2468
Jan 31, 2015

Coarse Language: There are several mild swears in this graphic novel. Eclectically in the climax.

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Seth2468
Jan 29, 2015

Seth2468 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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