Justice League of America # 1                 review by Bobby Blakey

As with most big crossovers Justice League vs Suicide Squad spawned yet another all new series. This time the series is a recognizable team with the Justice League of America, but with a team like you have never seen before.

In Justice League of America # 1 we meet the Extremists—self-proclaimed saviors from another Earth, they thirst for peace, prosperity and total submission to the will of their leader, Lord Havok! How can the newly assembled JLA stop this group of misguided maniacs before the Extremists unleash their own unique—not to mention dangerous!—brand of law and order on our chaotic world? This first issue does a good job at reintroducing the team to the readers and letting you quickly know who works well with others all while introducing a new threat. The structure of the issue is pretty generic but in a good way as they are just trying to jam pack a lot of information into this first issue. The artwork from Ivan Reis looks great throughout bringing a dynamic style to every moment from the cool splash pages down to the most mundane shot.

The story isn’t overly complicated as they get things rolling, but what makes it really work is seeing the banter between them all allowing the reader to instantly understand how their relationships are and if handled right could make for one of the best dynamics for any team. I know this isn’t his first appearance, but I just want to point out that I am so happy they brought back the original Lobo design and look. I never expected him to see him as a member of any Justice League group like this, but I am glad he is.

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