In the debut issue we saw how Amanda Waller, director of A.R.G.U.S., and Col. Steve Trevor formed the Justice League of America. I listed the members in my review of issue #1, so all I’ll say here is that this team consists of the big guns. Hawkman, Martian Manhunter, Katana. Everyone on the team is a bad ass, so don’t let Stargirl fool you.
Without proper training, not to mention never fighting alongside one another, Director Waller has given Col. Trevor 15 minutes to assemble the team for a press conference, and another 15 to prepare them for their first mission. MISSION: find and take out the Secret Society.
Justice League of America, DC Comics New 52, is an interesting, yet complex series. The team members believe they are protecting their country, but they’re really in training to take down the Justice League, if needed. Each member has been secretly paired with the member of the Justice League that he/she will fight. Again, if needed.
I am enjoying this New 52 title so far. The series is dark which is a major selling point for me, as I love dark stories. It also has compelling characters. I am liking Col. Trevor but I don’t trust Director Waller at all. She is aggressive and manipulative. Stargirl is a pretty, braces-wearing teenage Hollywood celebrity, but I’m pretty sure she can kick ass in battle. Vibe is a friendly teen who, at times, have second thoughts about joining the team. Hawkman. Well let’s just say I wouldn’t want to be on the same planet with him.
This well-written story is written by Geoff Johns. Great interactions among the characters.
David Finch is the artist. Sonia Oback is the colorist. Great visual storytellers.
This is one DC Comics New 52 title I definitely plan to continue reading. I am more than certain this series will be around for a long time.
VERDICT (drum roll please)
I highly recommend Justice League of America.