Always wanted to get it and now I did.
The cover of first issue of the New 52 Justice League has become the symbol of the New 52 initiative itself – and why not, all the major heroes are there and its drawn by Jim Lee.
The work itself is headed by Johns and Lee so I approach the seven issues in this collection with expectations of having a good read.
Well, I’ve just finished the read and I hate saying this but it’s my honest opinion: This collection is not good. I know right? Geoff Johns + Jim Lee, how could it fail? But it did.
Okay, and now I have to do a bit of a 180. Will I buy the next volume? Yes. Why? Because of the Jim Lee art. He’s art isn’t the level that it was in Batman Hush but it’s still good enough for me to ignore the story and just get the next collection for the art. Such is the power of Jim Lee.
That said. Why was it not good? Ah, well, for one thing Cyborg really got over the trauma of being Cyborg really fast; he was needed in the story so he sort of just became ok with it. Looking at how the League got together here it seemed a bit forced. Aquaman just popping up, everybody just sort of bumping into each other.
I don’t want to end a bad collection on a low not though. I really like the armored look on Superman and Batman for example. I also like the characterization of Green Lantern as cocky and a bit of an a-hole. Actually all the personalities are fleshed out.
Buy this for the art but something is missing here. I can’t identify what it is but something is missing and the story doesn’t hold together as it should.