Justice League : The Villain's Journey Volume 2 Paperback
by Geoff Johns
* A New York Times #1 Bestseller! The Justice League is the greatest force for good the world has ever seen.
But not everyone sees them that way. Their never-ending battle against evil results in casualties beyond its super-powered, costumed combatants.
The League's attempts to safeguard innocent lives cannot save everybody.
Unbeknownst to Earth's greatest champions, their greatest triumph may contain the seeds of their greatest defeat.
For heroes are not the only people who face tragedy and are reborn as something greater than they were before.Villains can take this journey, too. And once they start out on this dark path, the road could lead straight to the destruction of the Justice League! * The New York Times bestselling team of Geoff Johns (Green Lantern) and Jim Lee (Batman: Hush) are joined by artists Gene Ha (Top 10) and Carlos D'Anda (Deathblow) for Justice League Volume 2: The Villain's Journey, collecting issues #7-12 of the series.
Can the world's greatest super heroes survive a voyage deep into the heart of darkness?
It all ends with one of the most shocking ...and surprising moments in DC history!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Publication Date: 08/10/2013
- Category: Superheroes
- ISBN: 9781401237653
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Review by hobreads
Better than JL volume 1, but still not outstanding yet. Trying to judge it on its own merits (as opposed to comparing it to Pre-New 52), there's too much fighting and conflict with the team. Sure, this is earlier in their rebooted team history, but Green Lantern, for example, comes across as an arrogant tool. If you read his self-named title, his personality is different. Will you like it? 50/50 on that. My best advice if you liked volume 1, then get volume 2. Otherwise... flip a coin.
Review by jshillingford
I thought the first volume of the New 52 Justice League was a solid start to the series, with a lot of potential. This volume continues to build on that potential but doesn’t quite fulfill it. Once again, the artwork is fantastic and calls to mind the JL animated series. In this volume, a new (to me, at least) villain comes onto the scene. He has a personal connection to the team, which is a great way to add urgency to the story. The team will need to confront some inner demons in order to become stronger. Another good tension-builder is Steve Trevor. He was introduced in Vol 1 as the government liaison to the JL. Here his character is given more weight than the pitiable human dumped by Diana. It was a well-executed maneuver that laid the foundation for the much hyped Superman-Wonder Woman relationship. I’m eager to see where the writers go with that since these two characters seem like a perfect match.What I didn’t like about this volume was the shoehorning in of Green Arrow as a way to introduce the spin-off series “Justice League of America.” He is so desperate to be a member of the JL that he follows them everywhere like a lost puppy. I have no interest in that team, and Arrow’s character was just too campy and downright pathetic here. He wasn’t funny, he was silly, which is out of sync with the tone already set in JL Vol 1.Overall, this was a good continuation of the series and I will continue it. Highly recommended.