REVIEW: Justice League, Vol. 2: The Villain’s Journey by Geoff Johns

Collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE #7-13! Now that the team’s origin story is complete, we shift to the present-day Justice League! What has changed? Who has joined the team since? And why does Green Arrow want to join those ranks so badly? Plus, the birth of a new super-villain! Someone is out to get the Justice League and he is determined to show the world how mortal these godlike beings really are!

At first I was a little disappointed in this volume and thought I wasn’t going to like it at all. Silly me, I thought it was going to continue with the story of the early Justice League and maybe how the League is going to encounter Pandora (since she was in the epilogue). That’s totally not how it went down. At first, I felt like it was just jumping all over the place and I didn’t know how Green Arrow was going to fit in. He doesn’t. He’s only in the first half of this graphic novel and then is nowhere to be seen for the last half. That kind of aggravated me. I didn’t necessarily want him to join since there is already one mouthy green dude in the league but I didn’t feel like the story connected well. Steve offers him some other job and then boom he is MIA for the rest of the volume. I’m guessing that means he’s going over to some other comic series team? Maybe.

The second story was badass and dark. The super friends get into a super fight all because of this big bad dude named Graves. Steve is in trouble and Wonder Woman is not about to sit around and think of a plan or discuss their options which leads to a huge fight and the whole world watches as the Justice League falls apart. Graves was a pretty awesome bad guy. I like bad guys where you can understand their motives. Grief can lead you to do some pretty horrible things.

The end of the novel left a huge cliff hanger and I can’t wait to find out what happens.


(Cross posted on Tattoogirl Reads and Capeless Crusader)

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