Well, first the good news, Mark Bagley's art is excellent, it's even better than what he drew during his record run on Ultimate Spidey.
He copes with the huge cast of characters well, draws some great action sequences, and delivers some really cool splash pages too.
The problem comes with the story, in that nothing about it gives him anything truly interesting to do, plus it feels very disjointed to read, and never really goes anywhere that's genuinely new.
It starts during Blackest Night, and is set Immediately after the Cry for Justice mini-series, both of which have a big impact on the events in this book, as it attempts to address the repercussions on the League's roster.
The first half of the book is essentially an extended flight scene, interspersed with some flashbacks, which while it's done well enough, goes on for far too long.
The second half is better, and ends with a genuinely interesting final two page spread, that does make me want to see what comes next.
I know that the big yearly 'events' that Marvel and DC insist on perpetuating are always going to impact to some degree on the regular monthly books, and hence on these compilations, but the stories here really do suffer as a result.
James Robinson is a great writer, but this story has far too many disparate elements and really isn't a good place for a new reader to start, even though it's touted as a bold, new era.
I look forward to what comes next, but this is a bit of a shaky start and only worth buying if your a completist, or a big Bagley fan