Saturday, August 8, 2015

Justice: Volume 1

The Justice League Of America(JLA) is famous for uniting to save the world. They soon discover that the greatest criminal masterminds are also working together. Their plan, surprises the Justice League of America, as they are trying to achieve more good than the League, by targeting its members and actually using their abilities to benefit humanity.

I enjoyed the first volume in the Justice series. I liked looking at the villains in a new light. Poison Ivy makes the desert bloom with life, people are cured of disease, and new cities are created by the villains. Why would the Joker, Lex Luthor, Bizarro, and others use their powers in such a way? They have decided the JLA has failed humanity. They pose the question: why do hunger, poverty, and disease still exist if the JLA has so many superheroes and their abilities at their disposal? They create a world where the villains are the heroes, and the heroes are the terrorists working for their own ends. The superheroes must work to figure out what is behind the villains' benevolent actions before they are powerless to stop them.

I really liked the new perspective on these classic characters. It made for an intriguing plot and of course made me want to continue on to volume two. I am a huge fan of stories that focus on the villains of a story, so I liked seeing so many villains work together. It was difficult to know who to side with as I liked the new take on the villains and wanted them to succeed, but could not help wanting the heroes to find a way to win.

I liked that included in the book were brief Bios of the heroes and villains from the files in the Batcomputer. The heroes included in this volume are: Aquaman and Martian Manhunter.
The villains included are: Black Manta, Luthor, Riddler, Brainiac, Gorilla Grodd, Bizarro, Solomon Grundy, Metallo, and Parasite. It was a fun addition to the book, and lets you know a bit about some of the characters if you are not familiar with them.

I recommend reading Justice: Volume 1.

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