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Justice League - Origins (Vol. 1) Hardcover – 25 May 2012


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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (25 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781162425
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781162422
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 1.5 x 25.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 426,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee toss you--and their heroes--into the action from the very start and don't put on the brakes. DC's uber-creative team craft an inviting world for those who are trying out a comic for the first time. Lee's art is stunning."-USA Today"Moves forward quickly and gets the reader intrigued from the start."-YAHOO! Associated Content"Welcoming to new fans looking to get into superhero comics for the first time and old fans who gave up on the funny-books long ago.... Written by Geoff Johns, with art by the godly Jim Lee, Justice League is a must read."-Complex Magazine"Action-packed."-Christian Science Monitor"Fantastic."-News & Sentinel"Lee exceeded my checklist of expectations in spades. After reading JUSTICE LEAGUE, I want the rest of the universe to have the same feeling of newness."-Ain't It Cool News"A great book."-Ain't It Cool News, Five Star Review"A fun ride."-IGN"A good jumping-on point for new customers."-Paste Magazine"I don't care that he doesn't have red trunks, and I don't care that his suit has a few pointless lines on it to make it look sort of armorish instead of tightsy. I don't even care that there's no spitcurl, but just an approximation of one. He's still Superman and he's still great." -CraveOnline"Geoff Johns and Jim Lee] have breathed new life into the Justice League and it's already got me begging for more."-BigShinyRobot.com"Vivid, heroic art by Lee."-Comics Beat"A new or returning reader could hardly ask for a more approachable entry point."-iFanboy --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Geoff Johns has written scores of comics including Infinite Crisis, 52, Green Lantern, All Star Batgirl, Teen Titans, X-Men, The Avengers, The Flash, JSA and Superman.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mice Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 22 Mar 2013
Format: Paperback
This is yet another origin of a rebooted Justice League, this time in the 'New 52' universe. It starts with a bang and continues with a series of bigger bangs, as we met the all-new all-now superheroes that will go on to form the 'Super Seven' - though they are going to do some more work on the team name. We meet lots of brand new superheroes that look remarkably like the ones we (some of us) grew up with, but in shinier costumes and who haven't met each other before (apart from Flash and Green Lantern). The trouble with this book is that we HAVEN'T met these people before - their new adventures are launching at the same time as the group book, so we have no familiarity with or attachment to them. The story is good enough, and the artwork is suitably widescreen spectacular, and we know what the Mother Boxes indicate about the villain. But, do we really want yet another planetary disaster/invasion so soon after the Brightest Day/ Blackest Night War of the Green Lanterns/Sinestro Corps Final Infinite Crisis Did I Miss One events? And when will the next one be? Will it be bigger? Will there be new costumes? Will there be newer origins? Will I stop moaning? Yes, to all of the above!

Anyway, I gave it five stars despite it being just a series of bigger bangs. The characterisation and interaction is handled smoothly, even though I didn't feel any particular attachment to the characters, and, as I said it is a Brand New Day, though I have seen too many Planetary Catastrophes occur too regularly to be excited by one more. I was reminded of the long-standing difference between DC and Marvel characters - DC heroes have secret identities they use when they are not dressing up; Marvel characters put on costumes but are still the same characters. However, I will keep reading the New 52 in my local library. The stories are still very readable, even if they are not about the characters I grew up with.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Crystal Warrior on 19 Aug 2012
Format: Hardcover
I hadn't seen this new line of comics from DC, so getting the first collection of the new JLA was an eye-opener, and I have to say I LOVE IT!!!
The dynamics of every character have breathed new life into the iconic personalities that I grew up with, and have given me (someone who's been following them from the late 6o's) not only a lot of new-found joy, but also hope for the new generation of readers who will pick up these titles.
Everything is new about these characters, from their costumes right up to their attitudes (well, Batman excluded, but he's come a long way fom his gun-toting early days in Detective Comics), and their brash new outing had me bouncing up and down in my seat with a mix of happiness and excitement.
The artwork, like the writing, for me is superb, andlong may it continue, say I.
Jim Lee draws the best Batman I've ever seen, and his appearance is very much similar to how he is in the Frank Miller Batman and Robin, only with a more "Techno" costume and no stubble.
Superman is amazing in this (And I am not a fan, so from me, this is high praise indeed), as gone is the boy scout image, and in its place is an angry, dangerous individual, more than capable of hitting first and asking questions later.
He's much more visceral, arrogant, and down right perfect in this latest incarnation.
His stand-off with Batman had me yelling out loud with sheer delight, seeing this latest depiction of their first meeting, and loving it completely.
The "new" Green Lantern had me laughing at the outcome of his antics, aswell as his interactions with Batman and Superman (Batman taking his ring was pure brilliance, as was his caustic reply to Lantern's saying he'd never be able to do it again).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mice Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 20 Jun 2013
Format: Paperback
This is yet another origin of a rebooted Justice League, this time in the 'New 52' universe. It starts with a bang and continues with a series of bigger bangs, running through the first six issues of the `New 52' Justice League. as we are gradually introduced to the various all-new all-now superheroes that will go on to form the 'Super Seven' - though they are going to do some more work on the team name. We meet lots of brand new superheroes that look remarkably like the ones we (some of us) grew up with, but in shinier costumes and who haven't met each other before (apart from Flash and Green Lantern). The trouble with this book is that we HAVEN'T met these people before - their new adventures are launching at the same time as the group book, so we have no familiarity with or attachment to them. The story is good enough, and the artwork is suitably widescreen spectacular, and we know what the Mother Boxes indicate about the villain. But, do we really want yet another planetary disaster/invasion so soon after the Brightest Day Blackest Night War of the Green Lanterns Sinestro Corps Final Infinite Crisis Did I Miss One events? And when will the next one be? Will it be bigger? Will there be new costumes? Will there be newer origins? Will I stop moaning? Yes, to all of the above!

Anyway, I gave it five stars despite it being just a series of bigger bangs. The characterisation and interaction is handled smoothly, even though I didn't feel any particular attachment to the characters, and, as I said it is a Brand New Day, though I have seen too many Planetary Catastrophes occur too regularly to be excited by one more.
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