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Jean, 39, lover of sci-fi, horror and fantasy, reader of comic books, conqueror of genre fiction.

Review: Justice League of America volume 1: World's Most Dangerous by Geoff Johns

— feeling grin
Justice League of America, Vol. 1: World's Most Dangerous - Geoff Johns

Confession time: I grew up as much with Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman as I did Adam West's Batman (in reruns! I'm not that old!) and Christopher Reeve's Superman. So Steve Trevor, to me, is as iconic as, say, Lois Lane is. And that excited me about the New 52, that he was finally getting his due. And, truly, I now love the character. He's just so bad ass! And emotionally a little complicated. And even more? I'm fascinated by the interaction between him and Catwoman in this volume, which I have the feeling is never expounded on, but I'll take what I can get. Vibe is awesome. Martian Manhunter was... GYAH! Feelings!

 

I loved the team, loved Geoff John's writing. I was shocked that this has such a lower rating than other New 52 titles I've read and haven't enjoyed half as much, because this was a solid five star read... until we got into the Trinity War stuff. Ah, mass company crossovers. You are the bane of comic readers existence, even if we still insist on giving you out money for them. It breaks the flow of the story and I didn't realize I'd need it to know what the hell was going on, so I put the Trinity War trade on hold at the library during reading and am now waiting for it long after I've finished. Sighs.

 

So, when it stands on its own? Divine. But the collection is dragged down by being beholden to the corporate crossover.