Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Justice League: No Justice #1 Review



Out Of The Frying Pan......


Written By: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson
Art By: Francis Manapul, Hi-Fi, Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 9, 2018

It's finally arrived, the moment most of us have been waiting for.......... Justice League getting back to being the kick ass book it's supposed to be and after we're done with this four issue mini...... We'll get ourselves a team change up and that always gets me excited.  As for the story so far...... Well, after our heroes went and saved the Universe from the Dark Multiverse, they went and accidentally cracked open the Source Wall and because you can pretty much say that anything can happen with that taking place, we're getting our heroes going up against the biggest threat they've ever faced in the form of the cosmic Omega Titans.  Let's jump into this issue and see if all the hype was worth it.  Let's check it out.

Our issue immediately throws us right into the mix from where we left off in a bunch of other books leading up to this, where Brainiac has come to Earth and has seriously kicked the crap out of a bunch of our heroes.  It seems though that Brainiac was just trying to prove a point about the Earth's protectors and how they currently work together and how he needs them to be better for the task at hand.  


That's when we get to the nitty-gritty of the book, where Brainiac lays down the threat that our heroes will be facing and how he intends on using them to face this threat and while I don't like the idea of the cosmic energies of Wisdom, Entropy, Mystery and Wonder.......... What's in a name?  Right?  It's just what our four energies that our big bads the Omega Titans are after and it's these energies that each of them represent.  Throughout this issue we're given huge spread pages to encompass all of the characters involved here and Francis Manapul does a magnificent job in making everyone and everything look the best it can be and while I can nitpick on a few name choices for things and a bit of continuity that feels wonky with all of these characters interacting with one another, overall, I had a really fun time reading this issue as these creators set the stage for the what the world of DC Comics is going to look like for the foreseeable future.  


All in all, we get a lot of cool interactions between hero and villain alike, a threat that seems to be the biggest we've ever had since.......... Well, Metal, but Metal withstanding, this is a brand new ball game for our heroes and how they do their job and as of this issue, I'm all on board with what we have coming down the line with anything labeled Justice League.  On top of this though, we have ourselves a big reveal of something that we've been waiting for since Rebirth's first event, Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad and that reveal will break down the characters and the reason behind Amanda Waller's Task Force XI.  So yeah, a lot of fun is to be had here, complete with beautiful pages.  Like I said though, besides for a few personal dislikes for the names of the energies and how some of the continuity works out in this....... or doesn't work out, this was a book that I think that every DC Comic fan, past or present should be reading because it looks like it's going to be a hell of a good time.  

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The threat is real and the only way to stop it is for our heroes to act in a completely different way than they're used to and I'll tell ya, I'm compelled.  With amazing art and enough characters to get even the most casual of fan excited, this story seems to be the place that everyone will want to be.  

8/10
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11 comments:

  1. God damn amanda waller lol also i was kinda feeling the new age of heroes stuff was taking from marvel but the omega titans are just 4 Galactus..(es?) Still love the ideas though

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    1. More like Celestials mixed with Galactus.

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  2. I Like this story when it was written by Jim Shooter at Marvel back in the 1980's. It was called Secret Wars. There is just a feeling of the classic from the 80's with Brainiac being the Beyonder bringing the heroes and villians together.

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    1. Spot on snide commentary. Omega Titans are a cross between the Celestials and Entropy. Marvel is the master of cosmology in comics, Kirby-Shooter-Starlin are its pillars and DC can only copy-paste.

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  3. I actually really liked this first issue. It starts us off in the thick of it and doesn't waste time. But I do agree with Mike..Omega Titans are totally Galactus Ripoffs. So dc now has a: Galactus, Ghost Rider, Fantastic 4, Spiderman and a Hulk. Dc stop please, aim for originality. Art this issue was okay, but I'm not the biggest manapul fan as most people are. Eric was spot on, a solid 8/10
    Here's hoping it continues to stay that way.

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  4. well surprise surprise. DC shill Eric Shea gives the new Justice League book a good review

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  5. "...this story seems to be the place that everyone will want to be."
    Hello, Eric. My name is Dancing Mike, and I don't wanna be at this story...

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    1. You'll go there and you'll like it!

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  6. I read your review because I refuse to spend another $1 for anything with Snyder's name on it after metal. Metal destroyed all joy I take out of comics and took a shit in my wallet and mind. From the review there's nothing compelling about this book and I'm comfortable with the boycott.

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    1. Damn, I wish Anonymous had left a name. I could've made a new friend...

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