Now, when I read the whole thing I was like "Wow!" because it actually had great action, storyline, dialogue and many epic things to see and how these famous superheroes came to be. I review this comic not only because I'm a fan of the Justice League, but I am also looking forward to Justice League: War coming this February, which is based on Justice League: Origin. So let's get started with this review, and I'll try to keep it as spoiler free as possible, because there are a lot of things that happens in this story.
Plot. We open up in Gotham City, where Batman is pursuing a hooded figure, even though he is also being pursued by helicopters. It has been five years since the start of his career and the people look upon him with suspicion and often hatred. When Batman catches up to the hooded figure, which is actually a rogue Parademon, he meets the Green Lantern for the first time. Lantern discovers that Batman has no superpowers and they don't get along so good, then The monster blows itself up with a Father Box, and they decide to investigate the extra-terrestrial lead through Superman. Superman attacks Batman and Green Lantern, believing them to be threats. Lantern calls in The Flash to help them, and they continue to fight until Batman makes them realize they're on the same side. Then we get to see Victor Stone in a football game, where a lot of recruiting colleges want him on their team, but tragedy strikes when he is caught in an explosion at S.T.A.R Labs because of the Father Box's explosion that opens up a Boom Tube. The Boom Tube opens up releasing a massive army of Parademons, and fighting them is also Wonder Woman and Aquaman. The heroes, including Victor Stone, revived as a Cyborg, join together to repel the invasion and defeat Darkseid.
Panelings. This comic was the start of the career of comic book writer and artist Geoff Johns. I thought that all the drawings were very awesome and the action as well. Now, in this story you see Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman wearing different costumes. Superman's suit looks almost like that of a Power Ranger without the red tights, haha. But still he has the "S" shield which looks awesome. As for Wonder Woman, in the cover of the graphic novel you see her wearing pants, but luckily she doesn't wear them when reading the book. Of course, I don't like seeing Wonder Woman in pants, I love her the way she looks like in her costume. Cyborg looks pretty awesome and so do Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman. Of course, they can't have the same costumes all the time.
Dialogue. The dialogues were pretty well made. Batman is still Batman, so is Green Lantern, and as for Superman he seems to be more of a douchebag than the all-nice guy he is in the classic comics. There were so many awesome lines as well as funny ones with Flash and Green Lantern. Of course, Green Lantern and Flash can be pretty funny at times.
Concept. Now, the concept for this comic was totally awesome and I actually liked how in this new DC Universe (The New 52) the Justice League came to be. Now, the way people looked up to Wonder Woman in this story was kind of like in X-Men, in the same manner as the other heroes. People had no love for Wonder Woman in the story because she was a polytheist and super human, and her gods were from Greek Mythology. As for the other superheroes, at the start of their careers, they were look upon with suspicion and hate, and I was like "Don't tell me that Geoff Johns and Jim Lee are trying to copy X-Men when they first revealed themselves to the public as mutants".
Impressions. I was actually impressed at the way the Justice League came to be in this story, but one thing that bothers me about the movie is that they replace Aquaman with Shazam! What were they thinking? Is it me, or does people think Aquaman sucks. I have been watching Aquaman since Super Friends in my childhood and I think he is very awesome, and he also proved it on the hit TV series, Smallville. The action sequences were very well made and the new designs of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and even Cyborg.
Overall. Justice League: Origin is a very good graphic novel and one of the best of The New 52 that I have read so far, alongside other novels I've read such as Earth 2 Volumes 1 and 2, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Green Lantern: Sinestro, Rise of the Third Army, and many more. I suggest you guys read this one before seeing the upcoming movie on February. My final score for Justice League: Origin is an A-.