Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Justice League #1 Review

Totality Screwed

Written By: Scott Snyder
Art By: Jim Cheung, Mark Morales, Tomeu Morey, Tom Napolitano 
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 6, 2018

It's time to get into the next iteration of our Justice League and really, it's about time.  There has been only a few changes in the Justice League lineup since 2011 and after awhile things get stagnant and while we still have the majority of the heroes you love, I think we have some interesting additions here that will keep things interesting for awhile............ not to mention it's the animated series team and who didn't love that?  Anyway, let's jump into this post Metal, post No Justice world and see what the Justice League are up to since the Source Wall broke and the Universe has changed.  Let's check it out.

Right off the bat we've got some big time doom and gloom going on in this issue in the form of some sort of energy stretching all of space and time that's called the Totality and while I can't say what's to come from this element in our story, it does take a long ass time for our heroes to sit around and talk about it.  Yeah, I know that we have to set up some stuff going forward and get some exposition out there, but when our heroes actually sit around a table and just talk about a myth that may or may not be the end of them.......... Well, it gets a tad boring.  

On the positive side though, we have ourselves some beaucoup villains in this issue that are doing their own thing and while I can't say that I understand, or that we're meant to understand what their ultimate goal is at this point, I have to say that the parts featuring the big bads of this book are the most enjoyable moments here, but even with that, this was still kind of tough to get through.  It's possible that the art was the problem overall for me, but there were some moments throughout that just kind of stalled the pace of the story and ran on longer than they should have.  Even with these negative aspects though, we have ourselves what feels like a big story coming forward and that excites because even if the Totality doesn't pan out, I look forward to what the rest of the villains in this book have in store for our heroes and the world in general.  

Bits and Pieces:

All in all, this wasn't the best first issue because it didn't completely excite me to the point where I need to know what happens next, but where some of the story got a bit boring, the parts that worked, worked in a huge way.  I wasn't a fan of the art here, but hopefully that improves as the story continues and with that, hopefully the excitement factor picks up too because with a team this cool and the villains we have in the background.......... Well, there's no reason it shouldn't.



  1. For a quick minute I thought that the big reveal was going to be Phobos!

  2. This is a better legion of doom issue than a justice league #1 issue. Lex comes across as a true threat, and props to lex for essentially 2 shotting Vandal Savage, something I think no one has ever done. It was good to see how Martian Manhunter is going to be handled in this book which is definitely 10x better than what we have come to expect from a justice league book of late. This issue get additional points from me for giving me any starman references or cameos as I'm probably the last starman fan in the world. Seeing a starman get choked to Death wasn't what I'd prefer to see but seeing any Starman is better than seeing no starman. I don't know whose the buried person this issue but I'm interested to find out. Art this issue was great(I'm talking about that that badass version of "John Stewart The Space Rambo". Only problem for this issue is we don't learn about the justice league it self that much, but not bad for an issue #1