Random Thoughts (Not a Review!) on Justice League #1

I’ve read Justice League #1 about a dozen times since I downloaded it earlier in the week. As some of you know, this comic book kicks off the DC Universe reboot. Characters are getting modernized, costumes are being updated, origins are getting revamped…and it all starts here (Goonies?). While I’m still not sure about the entire reboot, I can say for sure that I enjoyed Justice League #1. Here are some random thoughts on the issue (with minor spoilers).

– The image above is one of my favorite panels in the book. I love how it shows off Hal Jordan’s brashness. I also love the slight smirk on Batman’s face. And really, this is what’s cool about the reboot and Justice League in particular. Seeing how superheroes react when they meet each other for the first time is cool.

– You can tell that this comic book was made with tablets in mind. A lot of the older books I’ve downloaded have some awkward panels that make scrolling on a tablet feel awkward. Obviously the artists and editors didn’t think about tablets when they were making these books a decade ago (or more). Justice League #1 was completely smooth on my iPad 2. While I miss some of the creative things artists can do with odd-sized panels, the new style works much better on tablet computers.

– The new costumes are pretty cool so far. The Green Lantern one isn’t too different, but Jim Lee’s take on Batman and Superman is fresh and modern. A lot of the little details, such as Batman’s lobster-like gauntlet, look cool and make sense. Superman’s costume, with its built-in cape, is definitely interesting. He only had a splash page and I can’t wait to see more of the new outfit. Wonder Woman didn’t appear in the first issue, but I’m pleased to see that the revamped Wonder Woman knows that it’s easier to fight evil in pants than in a bikini.

– I’m probably in the minority here, but I love where Geoff Johns is going with Victor Stone. As some of you know, I’m fascinated by tweener superheroes and I can’t wait to see how they revamp Stone’s origin as Cyborg.

Justice League #1 did what it was supposed to do — get me interested in the new DC Universe. I like the direction this book is going in and I’m curious to see how the rest of DC shapes up. I’ll definitely pick up a few other books — definitely Justice League International — and will probably buy more than I planned on simply because this issue was so intriguing.

Author: RPadTV


11 thoughts on “Random Thoughts (Not a Review!) on Justice League #1”

  1. Yeah i agree with your victor stone (cyborg) interest. I saw him on the cover on the dc website and i was sold but i still havent had a chance to make it to a comic shop, hopefully i can go after work. What do u think of action comics #1 being written by grant morrison?

    1. Morrison scares me…at least since Final Crisis. He can be outstanding, but he can also be ridiculous. It seems like execs are afraid to stop him. If he had a stronger editor then he'd be crazy good all the time.

      1. He can get out of control but i will take his occasional craziness for the genius writing i know hes capable of. Btw i have yet to find JL #1. im going to have to wait for the 2nd printing next week!

      2. Final Crisis, Batman R.I.P., and Batman Inc. show that it's more than occasional.

        Comixology on iPad is so good btw. Just picked up all the Voltron books for 99 cents an issue. They totally got me with the crack cocaine model. The first issue was free. I enjoyed it so I bought the rest.

      3. I liked the first 2 issues of batman inc., but it did start getting weird. Yeah i have comixology but i cant enjoy it on my iphone. If i had an ipad id certainly wouldve bought it same day. I'm not missing out on action or detective comics next week though.

      4. Comixology on iPad has increased my already heavy iPad use. I used to claim that TiVo was the most life-changing piece of consumer electronics in my lifetime, but the iPad has surpassed it.

      5. I was actually just going to ask you about Comixology. Is there any way for me to read Comic Book RAR files with Comixology on my iPod touch? I have the files on my laptop, but would probably read them more if I could read them on the go.

      6. You have to jailbreak it and then u can read it as a pdf. Its not very user friendly like comixology

  2. I just finshed reading JL 1 and i'm loving it. I cant wait to pick JLI, Action, and Detective comics today.

      1. So i picked up Action JLI and Secret Avengers annual. Lousy comic book store didnt have detective comic 1! Im guessing there is a lot of Batman fans cuz even the bagged and boarded comics were taken! So i must hunt again but i'm seeing a lot of good feedback on it especially towards the end. Did u pick it up on ur ipad yet??

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