Thursday, January 3, 2013

Justice League Vol. 2: The Villain's Journey - Book Review

One of the titles from DC's New 52 reboot that I've really enjoyed is Justice League.  The seven main characters (Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg) have some tweaks to their personalities that makes the interactions among them new and entertaining.  Watching the League learn to work together (since the previous 50+ years of continuity has been removed) is a lot of fun.  Additionally, the villain is interesting enough to want to follow the story through to the end.  The story traces how the aftermath of one of the Justice League's battles affects one family.  Too many superhero stories focus on the battle and defeating the foe; rarely do we see what happens to the innocent bystanders.  This story reminded me of Astro City 1/2 in its depiction of how regular people are affected by having heroes and villains in their midst.

This is a title that is definitely worth following. I give it five stars and highly recommend it.

I was provided a copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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