Justice League: New Frontier Special #1
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Justice League: New Frontier Special #1

Writer: Darwyn Cooke Artist: Darwyn Cooke, David Bullock, and J. Bone Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 5, 2008 Critic Reviews: 9
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Mar 9, 2008

    I really wonder if DC gets the veiled insults that are being backhanded in The New Frontier. I'm guessing not since they published it, but let me put it to you this way: Rip Hunter disses the concept of 52. You really don't need to pick up Trinity since they've been done now in one tightly written book, and then there are the clashing continuities of Wonder Woman and Black Canary so casually merged. Maybe I'm reading into it. Maybe not. What matters is that it's Darwyn Cooke doing what he does best by adding to The New Frontier. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Mar 9, 2008

    On the basis of that last little story I had to knock this book down half a bullet. But the lead story is as good as any chapter in the main run of New Frontier. Anyone who loves the original book will love this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Mar 5, 2008

    It's a one shot. You have no excuses about not understanding what's going on or missing the first 20 issues or other garbage. Best book you will buy this week, month or probably year. I can't be held responsible if you have to go out and buy DC The New Frontier after reading this, though. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Mar 5, 2008

    In addition to the visual and narrative delight described above, the issue also includes a hilarious introduction in which Rip Hunter tells readers to stop worrying about what Earth the following stories take place on and just enjoy the show. There's also a Cooke-penned and David Bullock-drawn story that has the spirit of the original novel, but isn't quite up to par. Finally, there's a somewhat humorous Wonder-Woman/Black Canary short drawn by J. Bone. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Mar 10, 2008

    If you loved New Frontier, picking up this follow-up is a no-brainer and worthy edition to your collection. For everyone else, I realize $4.99 is a bit on the high side, but for a one-shot like this, it's worth the price. Check it out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Mar 9, 2008

    I really liked this issue, save for the art in the final section. The only other thing that really bothered me was the title of the book. I can understand why the film is called "Justice League," that's going to help it sell. However, in comic form, the title of this should be "DC: The New Frontier." It's a small nitpick, but I'm a purist and I love the original source material. Anyway, as long as Darwyn Cooke remains in full control of New Frontier, I'd be happy to see the stories continue. I just don't want DC to kill it based on critical reception of the film and original series. This issue is a very nice complement to everything Cooke has done and can do with the New Frontier franchise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 6, 2008

    This one-shot also includes a section featuring "behind the scenes" looks at the animated movie project, but it's a superficial look. There's far more detailed information about the craft of the film and inspirations in the commentary tracks on the DVD itself. Still, these DVD promotional pages boast a strong sense of design and spotlight the strength of Cooke's art and influence nicely. Overall, this special is a great package and will entertain New Frontier fanatics and casual readers alike. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Mar 9, 2008

    Had the third story been written as I suggested, I would have given this issue four and a half bullets rather than docking it a bullet for historical errors and mischaracterizations. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Mar 9, 2008

    It may seem that I hated this book from the indictments made in this review, but again this issue had its merits at times. I just didn't think a glowing review would be fair to our readers. Criticism of this book isn't necessarily about whether or not the team has talent, or if the overall message is rotten. We're just really splitting hairs at this point. There were just a few things that bugged me, but anyone who owns the original series wouldn't want to be without this issue. It's a fun reminder that the old series still is an amazing read. Read Full Review

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