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Marshall Lemon | 8 Oct 2014 12:00
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Justice League Vol 1 Origins

Justice League

Where would a DC Universe be without a Justice League? Following in the tradition of previous series before it, Justice League brings together the DCU's most recognizable heroes to defend Earth from threats that couldn't be stopped alone. And in true League fashion, these threats are as deadly as ever. An invasion from Apokolips, skirmishes with Atlantis, and supervillains from alternate realities have all been covered.

But while these conflicts are well-realized, Justice League really shines in balancing them with the struggles of its supporting cast. The most notable example is Cyborg, who constantly proves himself to be a valuable team member despite his half-human state. Superman and Wonder Woman's relationship started here as well, largely because superheroes can't really make human connections. The book even features a Metal Men origin story that tugs on the heartstrings as they fight a villain the size of a building.

The one downside to Justice League is that sometimes crossover events take away from its appeal as a standalone book. But even then, it's a solid series filled with great moments and believable character developments that's worth checking out. Even the bit where Lex Luthor joins the team as its latest superhero.

Justice League Vol. 1: Origin
Justice League Vol. 2: The Villain's Journey
Justice League Vol. 3: Throne of Atlantis*
Justice Leauge Vol. 4: The Grid
Justice League Vol. 5: Forever Heroes

*This book collects the same Aquaman/Justice League crossover event mentioned in the Aquaman section.

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