Justice League: Villain's Journey (the New 52) Volume 2Hardback Justice League
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Format: Hardback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 170mm x 259mm x 18mm | 567g
- Publication date: 12 February 2013
- ISBN 10: 1401237649
- ISBN 13: 9781401237646
- Illustrations note: chiefly col. ill
- Sales rank: 30,399
Collecting Justice League #7-13! Now that the team's origin story is complete, we shift to the present-day Justice League! What has changed? Who has joined the team since? And why does Green Arrow want to join those ranks so badly? Plus, the birth of a new super-villain! Someone is out to get the Justice League and he is determined to show the world how mortal these godlike beings really are!
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Geoff Johns is an award-winning writer and one of the most popular contemporary comic book writers today. Johns is the author of The "New York Times" bestselling graphic novels "Aquaman: The Trench, Blackest Night, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, ""Justice League: Origin, Superman: Brainiac "and "Batman: Earth One "which hit #1 on the bestseller list. He is also known for transforming "Green Lantern" into one of the most critically and commercially successful franchises in comics. Johns was born in Detroit and studied media arts, screenwriting, and film at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he became an assistant to Richard Donner, director of "Superman: The Movie." He and his mentor Donner later co-wrote "Superman: Last Son "featuring the return of General Zod. Johns has written for various other media, including episodes of "Smallville, Arrow" and "Adult Swim's Robot Chicken," for which he was nominated along with his co-writers for an Emmy. He is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and resides in Los Angeles, California. 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).
By Jessica 05 Feb 2013
The first volume of Justice League was all out action, forgoing much in the way of story. The second installment doesn't suffer from that weakness. It seems like the story has jumped forward in time a little and now the Justice League is established. The world loves these guys. However our super friends quickly learn that is is quite easy to fall off the celebrity pedestal.
It is great fun seeing these pristine icons get dirty and their individual reactions to the situation. Although at times it felt false and a little forced, it still succeed in making these 'gods' feel more human. You even get some internal group struggles, literally. After reading the first volume, I was looking forward to the second volume because of Jim Lee's artwork. Now I am looking forward to the third volume because I want to know where the Justice League will go now that they are on this darker path.
ARC reviewed by Chris for Book Sake.
Book Received: For free from publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Speaking of Mr. Lee's artwork, you can't really find anyone better for action packed super hero action. He brings epic scale and power to the page. Since the first volume was so short on story, you really could just start reading on this volume without being lost.
"Johns and Lee are delivering what we wanted all along--our favorite characters in the same place, playing off one another and showing us how they compare and contrast."--"Newsarama " "Geoff Johns is crafting a new villain worthy of the great JLA villains of old. Lee still delivers some of the most sleek and powerful heroes in the industry."--"IGN" "Jim Lee is who he always is--the standard bearer of the industry's artwork. When one imagines in the abstract what a modern comic book should look like, the default setting is Jim Lee."--"Craveonline "