Justice

Justice

by Jim Krueger, Alex Ross

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Overview

After the villains of the Legion of Doom — led by Lex Luthor and Brainiac — band together to save the world after a shared dream that seems to be a vision of the Earth’s demise. They are confronted by the Justice League of America, who doubt their true motives. The true plans unfold as the two teams do battle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401235260
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 06/19/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 226,468
Product dimensions: 6.62(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jim Krueger was a creative director at Marvel Comics and later became a freelance comic book writer/property creator. His original works include The Foot Soldiers, Alphabet Supes, The Clock Maker and The Last Straw Man. Other comic book writing includes the award-winning Earth X trilogy with Alex Ross for Marvel Comics, as well as Avengers, X-Men, Star Wars, The Matrix Comics, Micronauts, Galactic and BATMAN.

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Justice 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of Alex Ross's work, you must pick up this book. Even the digital edition is a true delight to read! The story is jam-packed with action, drama and a deep message at the core; all trademarks of Mr. Ross. Cheers, bravo!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can only describe this in one word...Excellent. Alex Ross is an extremely talented artist who brings every character to life. The storyline was very enjoyable. If you are a comic book fan, you should get this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was captivated! The story was amazing and all the characters are there!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember getting the first novel when my son was born. I spent two years tracking down the next two. Worth the wait and every penny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just coming off Kingdom Come by Alex Ross, which is amazing as well. I had to check out Justice. I Alex Ross' art of the Legion of Doom, and the JL, as HAD to get this, the story also noteworthy, making this worth every penny.
burnit99 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Something of an epic story, this begins with a series of dreams by the world's "super-villains" that the world will come to a violent end soon, and the heroes will be unable to prevent it. Soon, as the heroes are taken out of the picture one by one, the villains embark upon a drive to rescue humanity from the ills, hunger and poverty that have always blighted it, being sure to see that credit is properly assigned. The heroes learn that although Lex Luthor may appear to be the leader and instigator here, he is in a secret partnership with Braniac - although each has his own agenda. This could have been a much better story. The premise itself had vast potential, and Alex Ross' exquisite painted art as a vehicle. But the story is marred by being overly complex, confusing and ambitious, with players from the vaults of DC's past that strain even my memory. And even Alex Ross' artwork does not serve well here. His paintings are too static to portray action scenes fluidly, and frequently the eye gets confused about where to follow the art on the page. He does better as a cover artist, or an illustrator of simpler stories in which the artwork can illuminate rather than obfuscate. But there is a lot of good stuff here, and a re-reading someday may improve my opinion.
AnnieMod on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The hardcover collects the full 12 issues maxi-series published by DC in 2005/2007. But don't let the timing scare you - this is one of those out of time stories that DC had been publishing under different labels (Elseworlds, All-star) or without banners at all (such as Kingdom Come). The story premise is pretty basic - a huge number of the villains in the DC universe dream of the same thing - the destruction of the Earth and the inability of the superheroes to save it or the people on it. And surprisingly all of them decide to try to change this. Of course none of them finds this surprising, the public loves the good deeds that the villains of yesterday are doing and the Justice League is... missing. At least this is what everyone believes. The truth as always is not exactly what everyone believes to be.Jim Krueger and Alex Ross go deep in the history of JLA and the DC universe to pull some of the heroes and the villains. Most of them would be named eventually; some of their back stories will be told but 12 issues are not enough to introduce the huge stuff that they are using. And they find the balance between adding the back stories and not cluttering the story; the relevant pieces are explained in one way or another. But behind every bit of story, there is a much bigger one -- and these additional stories are adding a lot to the pleasure of reading this collection. And it is not just a superheroes story - because most of those heroes are human and have their human relationships, adding a layer over the already complicated story. Add to this the letter which a human girl writes to her parents and the tapestry is almost full. What completes is one of the main ideas in the book - the heroes are not invulnerable and they all can die... but they will try to save the world while doing it.I am not sure how friendly will be this book to people that do not know anything about the DC universe - it definitely can be read and understood but I suspect that it will sound flat. And despite all continuity changes, it is very simple to see which parts of the cannon the authors keep for this book. Add to this Alex Ross's art (and I can spend a lot of time on some of his splashes just recognizing characters) and this book is a must read for anyone that likes the JLA. It is not the best story that could have been written - there is always a way to make a story better. But it is solid. And it is a story which I like rereading - sometimes for the art, sometimes for the these additional sub threads that go through the whole story and sometimes just for the action -- there are enough battle scenes to choose from and you always have Captain Marvel and Superman throwing each other into the Sun (and just one of them asking for it), the Green lantern Corps appearance or Sinestro's battles.
Ju1Garcia More than 1 year ago
Amazing! I would recommend spending a little more getting the hardcover instead of paperback. My copy got a little torn after I left it in a drawer with pins, and a broken usb. The art is just too good to have it be ruined by some minor tears.
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I'm not generally a fan of Silver Age DC or even stuff that leans that way but with this book I really didn't mind. In fact, it was nice seeing that version of the JLA done well. 
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This was a great comic you should really get it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like superheros get it