Reboot? Jumping on point? Issue 1? Or just another confusing byway in the DC timeline?
What the New 52 promises is rebalancing of the status quo to allow the core of the characters to evolve start from scratch.
So do we get that?
Yes we do.
Does it work?
You know what it does to a certain extent. What limits it more than anything else is comic book format. I’m not sure why DC hasn’t chosen to do have double issues to get new readers properly hooked.
Don’t get me wrong I’m happy going to buy the next one most to see how the dynamics of egos works out.
The ego on show is Green Lantern’s (and I’m wondering if that’ll be reflected in his own title, I guess so) and I think he’s a bit surprised to come up with such strong personalities as Batman and Superman’s.
The main thrust of the story is interesting, especially the puzzle-box element. It’s also good to see the lack of public trust.
Art wise. The panels are outstanding and stand up to the zooming on the panel-by-panel view. I’m surprised by the level of control in the Green Lantern when you see what he’s doing with the ring. They feel dynamic and capture the action with a few great flowing touches.
Didn’t really get going but money well spent so far. Looking forward to meeting other members of the League next issue.
I bought and read this on the DC Comics iPad app