Wednesday, September 7, 2011

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1: A SECOND REVIEW


Writer: Geoff Johns

Pencils: Jim Lee

Inks: Scott Williams

Looking at the cover, it’s evident that Jim Lee (Batman: Hush, X-Men) hasn’t lost his touch in his brief absence from comic art. Other than the missing Green Lantern ring incident, the art is amazingly accurate to the characters, with new designs and personal touches, the new Justice League members look outstanding. Lee’s inker, Scott Williams (All-Star Batman and Robin, X-Men) also brings along great details and shading to the art. Together, the pair brings out greatly detailed, dynamic artwork. Geoff Johns (Blackest Night, Flashpoint) weaves an interesting tale. I’d like to note that this issue is only a starting point, and I think it makes readers a bit confused (especially if they haven’t read Flashpoint). The dialogue is witty, but sometimes it gets taken too far. Green Lantern sort of haphazardly shows up in Gotham (something to do with being alerted of the aliens’ presence), and he and Batman get to know each other. Batman gets irritated at Green Lantern’s sharp tongue and over-confidence. The pair go on to fight aliens and solve the mystery as to why they’re attacking Gotham. Green Lantern thinks they’ll find answers in Metropolis… 

Overall, the art is spectacular, everything you’d want from Lee and Williams, and the writing is solid, although I think Johns has done better.  This is only the first issue, so I think the story being set up will be wonderful and captivating. Stay tuned to Champion City Comics for more heart-pounding reviews from great writers and keep checking out our stunning stories and astounding artwork!

Michael Newton is a contributing writer at Champion City Comics. 

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