Justice League: Volume 1: Origin (the New 52)
Author(s): Jim Lee
A New York Times Bestseller! As a part of the monumental DC Comics - The New 52 event, comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee bring you an all-new origin story for the Justice League! In a world where inexperienced superheroes operate under a cloud of suspicion from the public, loner vigilante Batman has stumbled upon a dark evil that threatens to destroy the earth as we know it. Now, faced with a threat far beyond anything he can handle on his own, the Dark Knight must trust an alien, a scarlet speedster, an accidental teenage hero, a space cop, an Amazon Princess, and an undersea monarch. Will this combination of Superman, The Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman be able to put aside their differences and come together to save the world? Or will they destroy each other first? In one of the most game-changing titles in comic industry history, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee re-imagine the classic heroes of the DC Universe for the 21st century. This volume collects issues #1-6 of Justice League, part of the DC Comics - The New 52 event.
"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
Geoff Johns is an award-winning writer and one of the most popular contemporary comic book writers today. Johns is the author of The "New York Times" bestselling graphic novels "Aquaman: The Trench, Blackest Night, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, ""Justice League: Origin, Superman: Brainiac "and "Batman: Earth One "which hit #1 on the bestseller list. He is also known for transforming "Green Lantern" into one of the most critically and commercially successful franchises in comics.
Johns was born in Detroit and studied media arts, screenwriting, and film at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he became an assistant to Richard Donner, director of "Superman: The Movie." He and his mentor Donner later co-wrote "Superman: Last Son "featuring the return of General Zod.
Johns has written for various other media, including episodes of "Smallville, Arrow" and "Adult Swim's Robot Chicken," for which he was nominated along with his co-writers for an Emmy. He is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and resides in Los Angeles, California.
- : 9781401237882
- : DC Comics
- : DC Comics
- : 0.336
- : February 2013
- : 258mm X 167mm X 8mm
- : books
- : Jim Lee
- : Paperback
- : 52nd Revised edition
- : 741.5
- : 192
- : chiefly col. ill