Justice League: Generation Lost #1

Justice League: Generation Lost #1

Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Keith Giffen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 12, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 20, 2010

    This was a VERY strong opening issue to this mini-series. The writers did a great job of setting the stage, putting all of the main players in position and giving Max a way to rebuild his powerbase away from the watchful eyes of every hero on the face of the Earth. It would have been nice if the Brightest Day mini-series was this coherent... I for one can't wait to see what Max decides to do now that he believes he is free to operate however he feels, as well as seeing what the former JLIers do to try to stop Max before he embarks on whatever his next evil act will be. A villain with all of Max's knowledge of Earth's super-heroes, free to do as he pleases could be a very scary thing! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman May 12, 2010

    I think this throwback to the fondly-remember JLI was pulled off a lot better than what the Booster Gold solo title was trying to do in the same vein this week. Maybe that has something to do with Judd Winick co-writing this. This is definitely one of the better issues I've read this week. It's trying into the larger latticework of Brightest Day, but it's strong enough to stand on its own. I'm curious to see what happens now that Max's genie is back in the bottle, so to speak. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips May 12, 2010

    So that's the issue in a nutshell. It's mostly set-up, but mostly good set-up at that. DC, Giffen and Winick are clearly hell-bent on re-establishing Lord as one of the DCU's biggest heavies, and despite a dubious claim made by Superman in this issue that Lord came closest out of anyone to defeating the heroes of the DCU, they start the character off on the right foot back to big-time villainous status. Aaron Lopresti brings the same steady, crisp brand of art he brought to Wonder Woman for an extended run, and having Giffen back handling breakdowns 52-style means the storytelling buzzes along without a hitch. If you're digging Brightest Day, dug the lead-up to Infinite Crisis, and/or have an affinity for any of the lead characters, this is definitely a bi-weekly series worth following. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis May 25, 2010

    Lopresti is a solid artist. The art is very strong with good backgrounds behind the characters. The storytelling is great and moves the story along quite well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Paul Nolan May 17, 2010

    Lopresti is his usual steadfast self over Giffen's art breakdowns. His male and female figures show heroic poise, but always in realistic proportions, and his ability to capitalize on subtle nuances in facial muscles make him one of the best in the business when portraying expressions. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 12, 2010

    That, however, doesn't appear to be on the table as the series is set to run biweekly for a year. Giffen was on "Justice League International" for over one hundred issues ("Justice League," "Justice League America," and "Justice League Europe") with various and sundry specials and annuals along the way, so there's a tremendous amount of history to draw from. Theres's no shortage of material to draw from. I just hope a little more care and attention are given to those future issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 31, 2010

    Still, it's a nice strong start, and the variant cover is really beautiful. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 17, 2010

    So the series is off to a rough start. Maybe if it was a bit less grim and gritty and allowed itself an occasional "bwah-hah-hah," it would be easier to take. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic May 17, 2010

    Obviously it would feel cheap to try to recreate the feel of the old JLI stories, especially without some of the major players (both creators and characters), but why bother with a reunion show otherwise? Clearly its only going to attract the nostalgic and people who are really, really invested in what happens to B-list characters between myriad death scenes. To everyone else, it will seem as outdated and incongruous as Ices costume. Seriously, nobody thought to redesign her? Read Full Review

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