Review: “Justice League” #1

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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15 Responses

  1. FuTang says:

    The guy who reviewerd in pink must be a fucking idiot.

    Writng Class? No one cares it’s not as if you’re going to be writing comics anytime soon.

  2. Hey Fu? I am a writer. Here on ComicMix, and Unshaven Comics. I’m not an idiot… but I do accept that you don’t like my opinion. Want a hug?

  3. baalroo says:

    Bravo Marc. Justice League #1 wasn’t just dumb, it was completely braindead. One of the worst comics I’ve ever read.

  4. Steve Malarski says:

    Great review. Really enjoyed the back and forth between you two. Made for a much better review than just one person’s take. Hope to see you do more reveiws like this in the future.

    @ FuTang ~ Couldn’t disagree more. I read comics more for the stories/writing and less for the artwork. The “guy in pink” is dead on in his assement

    @Brandon ~ Great observation. So very true.

  5. Unshaven Matt says:

    Quick question: I see that this article was posted at 7:00 am. Did either of you go to the midnight premier to get a copy? I’m just asking since there was an article that came out showing that the website Pirate Bay leaked the book one hour before the midnight sale. So my question is did we read a pirate or legal copy?

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      Only one hour before midnight? They\’re slowing down– I knew of downloadable copies before that.

  6. Sambo says:

    And what happend to ‘drawing the line at $2.99?’

  7. Mike Gold says:

    I don’t know what you guys are complaining about. There’s a good solid three pages of story here. Sort of a cereal box insert version of The Brave and the Bold, but with that unique “fuck you” Je ne sais quoin that Batman has mastered ever since they decided to write him as the biggest asshole in all 52 universes.

    I wish they simply brought back Wednesday Comics. Hell, if DC wanted to do something new, they could have called it Thursday Comics.

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    • mike weber says:

      In one of Robert B Parker’s “Spenser” books, police Captain Quirk asks his sergeant, Belson, where he gets the nasty cigars he’s always chewing.

      Belson takes it out of his mouth, looks at it, puts it back and says “Yeah, well – they’re cheap, but they smell bad.”

      Does that sum up your opinion?

  8. Kyle G. says:

    I really didn’t think it was that bad. Yea it was short, and GL and Batman seemed to be on the same wavelength a little quick, but really I didn’t think it was bad for a first chapter. It wasn’t great but I think it’ll help build the rest of the arc.

    • Mike Gold says:

      Kyle, the entire story could have run in place of today’s Beetle Bailey strip. And Hal seemed to be channelling Booster Gold.

      Don’t get me wrong — I like Booster Gold. Liked, I guess.

  9. Paul1963 says:

    Oh, good, Johns gets to write Batman and decides to use the characterization from the second-worst-written Batman comic of the past five years.
    (That would be All-Star Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder, which ALSO featured an issue full of Batman being a dick to Green Lantern. At least Hal didn’t get his throat cut this time.)
    (And, in case you’re wondering: The worst-written Batman comic of the past five years? Batman: The Odyssey.)

  10. As a general rule I don’t read Batman unless he’s written by a writer who can make me give a damn about him, and Frank Miller is one of the few who can do that and I’m one of the few people who loved All Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder (except for the use of Robin’s old costume NO artist can make that god damn suit look cool). Miller’s Batman-as-a-prick makes me think Batman is actually cool when everybody else does it I generally hate Batman worse than any of his villains do.

    Hal Jordan I have NEVER liked Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern the only time I liked Jordan was when he was the Spectre. No writer has ever written a Hal Jordan Green Lantern that makes me give a damn about Jordan.