While I am not a huge fan of relauches, the new Justice League series is a worthwhile read for both old and new readers alike. For people familiar with the material, the new series penned by Geoff Johns with art by Jim Lee offers an entertaining revision of the iconic characters. Hal Jordan is still the hot-headed Green Lantern who makes rookie mistakes by calling Flash by his real name. For people unfamiliar with prior versions of the Justice League, now is a great time to pick up the series.
DC has spared no expense on their flagship title. Geoff Johns’ writing shows why he’s DC CCO (Chief Creative Officer). It’s the dynamic relations among the characters that make Justice League such a fun read. Hal Jordan thinks that Batman is boring and wants to ditch him asap. It’s interactions like these that make the characters come alive. Not to be outdone, Jim Lee supplies artworks that are simply jaw-dropping (check out pages )
In this issue, Green Lantern, Flash, and Batman meet Superman for the first time and get into a major fistfight. The fight pulls no punches as Superman takes on all three of them. If you like seeing iconic superheroes duking it out, then be sure to pick up a copy of Justice League #2.
I may have some problems with DC’s new 52, but if it allows DC to produce books like Justice League, then I’m all for it.