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Justice League, Volume 1 by Geoff Johns
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Apr 17, 2012

it was ok

The Justice League reboot appearing in DC's New 52 had one major problem going for it: It took six months to establish a history that should have been done in two. The pacing throughout the opening history was abysmal, mostly due to Geoff Johns' insistence on taking his time for effect. Unfortunately, the effect simply didn't take in the form of a monthly comic.

Nevertheless, as a collected story, the book isn't terrible, and lends itself well to the collected graphic novel. If Johns were to actually apply himself to putting the same level of content into a monthly, Justice League would be even more a critical hit as it has been a commercial one. Even so, fans expecting a lot to happen won't likely be satisfied with the initial arc.

Lee's pencils do make the rest of the Justice League look great, even with the inconsistency of multiple inkers at the helm. In short, the book looks flashy, but just like Johns's storytelling, sometimes the work ends up being more flash than substance.
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