Justice League: Cry for Justice #1
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Justice League: Cry for Justice #1

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Mauro Cascioli Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 1, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.0Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Batman and Martian Manhunter have been slaughtered. But they are not the only heroes to fall at the hands of villains. The murder has to stop, and it's time to take the fight to the bad guys! Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Atom, Shazam, Congorilla and Starman unite in a cry for justice!

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 1, 2009

    This is a rare book for me in that I am impressed with the complete package and can easily see this becoming a book I regularly go back to re-read. As such, I've already committed a slice of my comics budget to getting the rest of this series in floppy format "- as I cannot wait for the next issue already! - as well as hardcover. If we're getting this level of "extra" material in the "normal" book, certainly the collected edition will have some more gems for us lucky readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Erik Norris Jul 9, 2009

    It's also nice to know the story and writing holds up to the standard set by the pretty pictures. However, one aspect of James Robinson's writing that is very hit or miss with readers is how he narrates monologue boxes. As of late, Robinson writes these boxes as if they are a stream of consciousness, and that continues here in Cry for Justice. In fact, sometimes this approach requires multiple readings of the same sentence in order to understand what Robinson is trying to get across. It can be frustrating, and definintely removes you from the flow of the story, and art, from time to time. But it doesn't take long to get use to, and once you do you'll find a worthwhile setup to what will hopefully be a long and fruitful run on the Justice League books for James Robinson, Cry for Justice being the lynchpin. So get yourself a copy and get in on the ground floor of what will hopefully be a story that re-establishes the Justice League as the premiere team in superheroics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 4, 2009

    Overall, whether or not we end up with a DCU Civil War, or just a Dark Justice League, whatever ramifications this series ends up having on the DCU could be interesting. Hopefully, they will actually be something worth reading this series for. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Jul 2, 2009

    The first issue was as good as I’d hoped and it left me expecting even better from the second. This was a perfect setup and if the rest of the series follows suit, Justice League is quickly going to be moving to the top of my read pile every week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 5, 2009

    So a rough start, but we'll have to reserve judgment until we get a better idea of where this grim and gritty version of the League is going. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Ray Hilario Jul 3, 2009

    It's unfortunate that this book didn't live up to my expectations. I was duped into thinking that this was going to be one serious story with “Identity Crisis like” themes and situations. Instead, I got a book that features a poorly written tale and an article in the end from the writer in which he tries to assure me that what I'm reading is going to matter. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jul 1, 2009

    Daniel's Score: 5.0 Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 6, 2009

    Honestly, the best bits in this book are the bonus features in the back. Robinson's thoughts on the origins of the series and the creative choices he made were interesting, and the inclusion of the Congo Bill origin story by Len Wein and Ardian Syaf was a smart move, as it allows newer readers unfamiliar with this obscure character to get a crash course on him outside of the overwrought emotional context of the main story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 8, 2009

    In his text piece for this issue, James Robinson inadvertently points out the biggest problem with this book when he opens with "It's hard sometimes to know if a miniseries is going to matter or not..." My associate Joshua said something that really resonates with me, pegging this issue by arguing that the plot threads "are so old, they feel dusty." Sadly,Josh is exactly right. The issue of JLA that name-checked this series came out several months ago, and the setups for parts of the plot date back to 52. That's THREE big crossover thingammies ago (four if you count Trinity) which in comic termsmight as well have happened during the Ming Dynasty. I don't know if the series took longer because of the admittedly wonderful fully-painted art or other issues, but there's nothing here that feels timely, from the appearance of Leaguers who are no longer Leaguers (or are dead) to the references to the now-forty-year-old 'Hard Traveling Heroes' arc. Don't get mewrong, I love com Read Full Review

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