Justice League: Gods and Monsters #1

Justice League: Gods and Monsters #1

Event\Storyline: Justice League: Gods and Monsters Writer: Bruce Timm, J. M. DeMatteis Artist: Thony Silas Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 8, 2015 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Prequel to the DC Universe Movie Justice League: Gods & Monsters! Jackson Alpert has a vision for humanity’s future: his Forever People are the high point of evolution. But there are already heroes in this world who want to investigate his motives!

  • 9.4
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 17, 2015

    After the three origin stories, we finally get to the heart of the matter, but if you expected the Justice League to just be handed to the reader, you would be dead wrong.  J.M. DeMatteis gets everyone (new readers included) up to speed and then presents us with a couple of intriguing mysteries while showing us that we are still a bit from seeing the Justice League.  Everything up until now has been all about character so I wouldn't expect anything different from this story.  Thony Silas' art is great as usual and I can't wait to read the next issue.  Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Aug 14, 2015

    This is the start to what I think will be a very interesting and entertaining series. It’ll be fun to see the Justice League work together to take on the Forever People, and anything else that may come their way. For an new take on some old characters, this book is the way to go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Aug 17, 2015

    There are still points where the plot drags a bit, but it never feels choppy or boring. We get only a minor glimpse into this world of Justice League: Gods and Monsters, but in this glimpse, we see a world that has plenty to offer. For those who are tired of a world where Superman tells kids to eat their vegetables, this world will definitely appeal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Aug 12, 2015

    But you don't watch an Elseworlds story, which this is, for the plot. You don't even watch it for the themes. You watch it for the world, and this one is competent but not spectacular. We have seen brutal, killing Supermen before. We have seen violent, militaristic versions of Wonder Woman. We have seen Batman the vampire. Nothing here is badly done, but nothing is new. It is an amusing riff on a very old joke. This movie is like a third rate hotel. It's comfortable enough, and it does the job. But nobody is going to be in a great rush to come back here again. The law of heroes is nothing, in the end, to the law of human interest. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Aug 14, 2015

    Apart from the rushed backstories, I did like the issue and am glad that they are developing this alternate universe. Hopefully, we will get to see more different versions of our other favorite characters from the DC Universe as the story continues into The Forever War. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Aug 12, 2015

    Intriguing but disjointed, this issue is a decent enough beginning that could have been paced a little better. With so many other books and shorts this world is taking shape fairly well, but there's so much more that could be dug into. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Aug 18, 2015

    All-in-all JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS #1 (of 9!) does little more than give you more of what you've already seen. If you're a completist, pick it up. If not, ignore it. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 13, 2015

    There's ample potential in this latest Gods and Monsters prequel, but this first issue doesn't do nearly enough to realize it. Good characterization is offset by a lukewarm conflict, and the art doesn't capture the vibrant energy of Bruce Timm's animation style. Read Full Review

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