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Justice League, Vol. 1 by Bryan Hitch
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it was ok

A fairly bland beginning. Some of the artwork is nice, and the villains work well in concept (if not execution). Unfortunately, it's let down by an ultimately wooden script, some onerous scenes involving Batman and Lois Lane, and a lacklustre ending. It feels like Hitch wanted to invert one of the things which made Geoff Johns' first JL book so good: instead of everyone working on-site together and emerging as a team, the JL split off to take care of separate issues connected to the main threat. I like that idea, especially since it showcases each member's unique quality which enhances the team (and also Aquaman is there).

For the record, despite some of the criticisms floating around, this is also not the worst JL book in recent memory, since Cry for Justice, The Villain's Journey and Trinity War still loom large in that regard. This reads like an earnest attempt to write a short, pulpy punch-em-up but ends up being a somewhat disappointing bit of fluff. Not worthy of a flamethrower, but certainly not a must-have.
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January 19, 2017 – Shelved
January 20, 2017 – Started Reading
January 20, 2017 – Finished Reading

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