Justice League: No Justice #1
My gracious. No Justice #1 comes storming out of the gates like a modern day Challenge of the Super Friends where the Justice League and Legion of Doom unite in one ridiculously amazing adventure. You already knew you were getting it, but you’re not going to be prepared for the level of fun and immediate excitement this issue provides.
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson team up to craft a story that hearkens to the original concept of the Justice League. That’s fitting as the New 52 Justice League had a very different origin so now this group (and friends and foes) comes full circle.
Set before the events in DC Nation #0, No Justice #1 provides the vital back story on how members of the Justice League, Justice League of America, Teen Titans and Suicide Squad came together to save the universe. And how Amanda Waller could screw it all up.
The fun in new team books is seeing how the characters interact and play off each other. While there’s a few notable A-list omissions (Green Arrow, Nightwing, Shazam) most of DC’s top tier characters are on the board for what looks like it will be one of the most enjoyable reads DC puts out each month.
Francis Manapul’s artwork is gorgeous, stunning, breathtaking, etc. There’s a reason DC went with Manapul for this important of a title — Manapul never takes a page or panel off and the results are incredible.
The ending is completely unexpected and really sets No Justice up to be a very fun ride. This is probably the first time in months I’ve read a comic and said ‘no way’ when I got to the final page. It’s a heck of a hook and a brilliant way to get this run going. Bring on issue 2!
Rating: 10 out of 10