Justice League #1

I’ve had this copy since midnight of new comic book day, and I just finished reading it. Much like Julie, I was slightly put off by the re-start of most of our beloved comics. I was also put off by Barbara Gordon becoming Batgirl again, when she was much better as Oracle, and Stephanie was a fantastic Batgirl.

But that’s neither here nor there.

The first issue introduces what we can only assume are new readers (or making the rest of us feel like idiots) to the world of the Justice League. Green Lantern is a dick, Batman is what Batman has always been, and Superman also comes off as a dick. He also lacks red underwear, which visually makes me want to rip my eyes out. They’re all meeting for the first time, and everything is not peaches and cream. Green Lantern can’t believe Batman is real, and Batman is rather indifferent to Green Lantern. Otherwise, that’s about it. There’s nothing else to this issue. You spent $3.99 on a comic that tells you who your favorite super heroes are. Again. Except me, I got my copy for free.

I don’t know what to tell you other than to not waste your money. Geoff Johns is a great writer, and I do believe once this series gets going it will be fantastic, but right now I’m really wondering why this was even published. Even if you don’t read comics, you probably know who Batman is. You probably know who the rest of the DC line up is as well since they’re pop culture staples. This whole 52 new line up crap seems like a big publicity stunt (it is) to get new readers, but I can’t imagine anyone wanting to spent $4 on a book that basically does nothing. If it was a giant size, cool, I understand. It’s not. Don’t waste your money folks, just wait for the graphic novel.

-Lauren

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2 Responses to “Justice League #1”

  1. Girls with Comics Says:

    I have mixed feeling on JL #1
    I want to read it b/c Geoff Johns is writing the series.
    But at the same time I don’t know if I want to spend the money on it.

    -S

  2. Julie Says:

    This is all true. I am meaning to do a whole thing on this 52 since we are closer now and we see the pull numbers on comixology.

    -Julie

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