DC Comics re-invented themselves with The New 52 and shows no sign of slowing down. With the success of the Justice League relaunch it comes as no surprise that it’s not stopping there. While there can only be one Justice League that has never stopped them from delivering numerous branches and with the latest Justice League of America that tradition continues.
In Justice League of America Colonel Trevor and Amanda Waller begin to put together the most dangerous league yet including Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Catwoman, Katana, Vibe, Hawkman, Stargirl, and the most dangerous of all Martian Manhunter but why does this team need to exist? What is their mission and who is pulling their strings? This issues marks a bit of a different direction for a Justice League series. It’s not necessarily something new, but this style of team and the way it was put together just gives it a different feel. Thanks to the always great writing of Geoff Johns and brilliant artwork by superstar David Finch this first issue delivers pretty well. This could have been just another average origin issue, but the choice to tell the story using the meeting between Waller and Trevor makes it a bit more interesting with not only introducing each character, but also hearing their thoughts on them all. Finch delivers his great art as always and his always dark tones, showcases the clear dark direction this series could be heading.
While not quite sold on the choice of team members to be the most dangerous of them all, it still delivered enough intrigue and mystery to peak interest for the possible future of the series. Of course if not for Johns and Finch, this probably wouldn’t work as well as it does, so let’s hope they stick with the series for some time.