Welcome to Week 1 of the Justice League Book Club!
To kick things off, we’ll be looking at where the Justice League began in 1960 in the pages of The Brave and The Bold, to where they wound up well over three decades later in the beginning of JLA, one of the most heralded Justice League ongoing titles EVER.
JLA #'s 1-4, the debut of Grant Morrison’s fan-favorite run on the title (be sure to note how the story in each issue bears the title of a classic sci-fi movie )!
Is this your first time reading the debut of the JLA in The Brave and The Bold #28?
What are your thoughts on how Grant Morrison brought together a new League for a new era?
What was your favorite moment from this week’s material?
This discussion will run from today, October 5th, until Thursday, October 15th. That’s right, TEN DAYS! Our normal discussions will go for one week and start on Thursdays, but in honor of this being Week 1, I wanted to start on a Monday and give anyone interested an ample amount of time to read and take in the wonderful adventures before you.
That’s the mission, League. Start reading and have FUN!
This will be my first time reading this run of JLA but I’ve certainly read TB&TB along will silver age JLA. It’s been a bit since I’ve read this but if memory serves me right I was bummed that the whole team didn’t fight him at once and Supes & Bats are not really apart of the story. There’s a issue with my account right now and can’t use the comic reader at the moment but I think it starts with me then some drive by talk with bats and the story is really about MM/flash/MM&WW. it’s been a min.
I have read the first Justice League story before, but it has been a very long time. I have not read the other run before, so this was new to me. I enjoyed the story, although I don’t like Superman’s hair. It was interesting to have the villains be Martians.
I agree that JLA was a great run. Granted, I’m enormously biased, but which other ongoing of the last 24 years since JLA launched can boast of writers like Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Joe Kelly, Kurt Busiek, Geoff Johns and others?
In JLA #1, its funny to see where Morrison takes digs at lesser-known characters, be they in-panel or not. Someone will say “What happened to so and so?” with the typical response being “I don’t know, they lost their powers or something.”
Another great aspect of the first arc of JLA is Howard Porter’s art. When I hear his name, my mind instantly flashes to this series. He made a name for himself on this book, one that will hopefully continue to stand the test of time.
@Vroom, have you read those 2 digital superman comics that are on here? Man of tomorrow I think. I thought they were pretty solid. I could nitpick a thing or to about the ending with the gambler in #2 but overall I felt like I was walking into a familiar place with characters acting and sounding like I imagine they would in those situations.