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Gattman




Very bland imo

What do others think


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thundershot




Where is is going to be for sale via download? I wanted to try the first issue (and do the whole digital thing) but I can't find where to get it...


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Stupid Baby


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The newest JLA 1 remind me of the trailer of a movie, when you finally see it, its mediocre, and the best parts are in the preview. Morrisons '97 JLA 1 was and still is a lot better.




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ChrisBechtloff




Putting aside weather or not you think this reboot was a good idea (i didnt) I think this book was pretty good. It sort of strikes me as "Ultimate Justice Leauge" very decompressed very heavy on character development over action. I liked it. I just wish it was more of an Ultimate JL instead of the new JL. I mis the old DCU


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Alex




Ultimate books felt like a distraction after while. I think it made Marvel unfocused. Marvel made this messy Civil War thing that still doesn't make sense. Civil War wasn't written well at all to say the least. It's like 'everything changes' every issue but they obviously didn't know what to do with this big concept. I can't even read Spider-man anymore it's so bad. I know people enjoy Big Time or whatever, but mentally I'm still waiting for them to pay this stuff off. Tony Stark didn't seem like Tony and Cap wasn't anything like Cap. Spider-man was just terrible. After the 'unmasking' that was nothing I felt Marvel was just going to tell fans they had something big for their Spider-fans and just not pay anything off and it would get worse and I was right.

I use Civil War as an example because it was clearly Ultimates-influenced. I don't think the characters in Justice League will change that drastically. I think Marvel's writing suffered under the Ultimate line. They had the same people working both lines.

That's why I'm happy to be read some DC now. The writing seems much more together.


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Alex




I'm not a DC guy so much, but I enjoyed it. Maybe it's because I don't know as much about the characters of Cyborg or the Green Lantern, but it was a good read and want to read what happens next. That's a good review from me.


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Abe


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I thought it was great.
Good intro to some of the heroes.
I felt the "bread crumbs" they feed us in this one issue were some things that could be expanded upon in the characters solo books.
That makes the solo books exciting for me. If I want to read up about Green Lantern's adventures with the Guardians overlooking him, I can because that now seems interesting to me.

What got me though was I'm left wondering what the other characters will be like. Especially Aquaman. \:\)


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Echo




How was it Bland? I liked it alot! Great writing, Some action, a villain introduced, awesome art, what else do you want? As I long time reader this was the best new # 1 of JLA since Grant Morrison wrote it.

Two things that bothered me:

1. Everyone not knowing each other. It just seems so weird and awkward!

2. IT WAS SO GOD DAMN SHORT!!!! I WANT MORE!

Writing 8/10
Art 9/10

Overall 8.5/10!


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ChrisBechtloff




Replacing Matiran Manhunter with Cyborg is a complete mistake. The only parts of issue one I didnt really like were the cyborg parts. Of course most of the issue was all about Batman and Hal my two favorite DC characters so Im a little bias.




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Leonard


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Remember they're starting fresh. They'll probably unveil it gradually, like a lascivious whore dancing to a jaded crowd, dropping her raiments one by one before finally fully revealing her shameless, voluptuous charms.

I mean, this is about the formation of the Justice League, isn't it? Apparently linked with Darkseid (I guess it has been long enough), which makes it more interesting than the original formation story (whatever that was...?).

A closer relationship with the New Gods mythology in some re-imagined form (will they have the balls to call it the Fifth World and link the reboot to the Final Crisis? After all, the reboot is an IN-WORLD event) - in other words, offering at the altar of Kirby - there are worse decisions one could conceive of.

I just hope they won't be too egregious in their attempts to shove Wildstorm into the DC universe proper... like bringing Authority members into the League or something.


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Loved it. I usually only read Marvel stuff, but when I heard DC was re-launching a bunch of their titles I was intrigued. I picked up JLA when I saw the talent behind it (Johns/Lee) and enjoyed what I read. I will definitely buy issue #2




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Unstable Molecule


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I'm a relative newcomer to DC comics, but I like the creative team and lineup for this book. But one thing struck me pretty hard in this issue - Green Lantern was portrayed as a blustering doofus. Does Hal always get so little respect in the JLA, or is this a new phenomenon? I did like the portrayal of Batman, but it seemed to me Batman was promoted at Green Lantern's expense... and I don't like that kind of writing, generally.

Did traditional Batman disrespect Green Lantern (pre-Parralax)?




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    Quote:
    I'm a relative newcomer to DC comics, but I like the creative team and lineup for this book. But one thing struck me pretty hard in this issue - Green Lantern was portrayed as a blustering doofus. Does Hal always get so little respect in the JLA, or is this a new phenomenon? I did like the portrayal of Batman, but it seemed to me Batman was promoted at Green Lantern's expense... and I don't like that kind of writing, generally.



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    Did traditional Batman disrespect Green Lantern (pre-Parralax)?

Bear in mind this is supposed to be the first meeting of the JLA, they are all around twenty and Hal has indeed always been cocksure of himself like that, especially in his earliest years!
In pretty much all previous retellings of the JLA's first years this has Been Hal's character... as to Batman's character he's like that with everyone. I thought Batman's character was pretty weak and nondescript in this issue myself, probobly because Hal's was so much larger than life, but like Hal I have a feeling most of the League is going to be written this way - bickering, cocky & not really liking each other at first. Wonder Woman will play the peacemaker and voice of maturity no doubt however.... \(fear\)



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Gernot 

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Define "traditional."

Since 1986, Batman treats every hero like dirt. I miss the good Batman, the one who was healthy enough to laugh with his friends, enjoy a cup of coffee after a mission, and so on.

You can KEEP the "kewl" Batman. He's not cool at all.



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Unstable Molecule


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Well, like I said, I'm a DC noob. But my impression has always been that the other members of the JLA were somewhat in awe of Batman, since he's able to hold his own among godlings with no powers whatsoever. But it would be hard to be in awe of someone - or even respect them - if they don't respect you back. Hopefully this portrayal is just a flashback to show how far they've come in terms of liking and respecting each other - otherwise I'm not sure why the other members of the JLA would tolerate Batman among them. He's kind of a jerk to them.




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