Monday, February 23, 2009

Library Book: Justice Vol. 1

A friend from work recommended Justice to me. He said that the story was fantastic. What he failed to mention was the artwork. Alex Ross and Doug Braithwaite do a stupendous job on the entire series; the pictures throughout the graphic novels are of cover quality.
That said, I'm not so sure I agree with the story being super fantastic at this point. Sure, I've only read part 1 of 3 so far, but it seemed a bit hard to follow in places. It was also difficult in some places when I was unfamilliar with various characters (although there was a handy section at the end of this volume that gave info on a lot of the villians I didn't recognize).
Justice starts out with a terrible nightmare that is being shared by all of the villians. In the nightmare, the Earth dies; all of the superheroes fail to save the planet. And so, the villians of the world unite, creating their own version of the Justice League. They go about doing good deeds for the normal humans of the world, helping the crippled walk, bringing plants to the desert, and random other acts of kindness. Meanwhile, they infiltrated the Justice League's computers to find the secret identities of all of the superheroes...
Justice Volume 1 is a fast paced story where you are never sure just who is really on the 'good' side. It is an intriguing concept, and I can't wait to read more!

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