Justice League: Origin Volume 1

Justice League: Origin Volume 1

Book rating: 05 Hardback Justice League (DC Comics) (Hardcover)

By (artist) Jim Lee, By (author) Geoff Johns

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  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 262mm x 14mm | 560g
  • Publication date: 8 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1401234615
  • ISBN 13: 9781401234614
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 20,172

Product description

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.

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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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By Nicola Mansfield 14 May 2012 5

Reason for Reading: I was interested in checking out this "new 52" event and have always enjoyed the super-hero teams including The Justice League.

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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"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 uber-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