Justice League Rebirth #1 Review

The final DC Rebirth one shot has been released and it features the Justice League. The Justice League has always been the premiere team of the DC Universe. After the events of the Darkseid War and DC Rebirth one shot, the team is ultimately together but missing something. Superman is dead and Hal Jordan has returned to space to be the leader of the Green Lantern Corps. So who should replace them? Well Superman and two Green Lanterns.

The two Green Lanteens, Simon Baz and Jsssica Cruz, are more easily accepted into the ranks. They both have experience with the League and Jordan himself recommended then. Superman, who is older and more experienced than the deceased one, is treated more wearily. It is refreshing to see characters who are not exactly trusting of alternate universe versions of people they know since it is such a common trope in superhero comics. It is also implied that the reason Batman and Wonder Woman are not so trusting is because they miss the deceased Superman. So it will be interesting to see how this Superman works with the team and universe at large. 

The team is immediately thrown into the midst of things with a giant bug attacking the city.  Imbued with incredible psychic abilities and able to unleash smaller creatures that attach themselves to the face of humans. This is similar to Starro, a classic Justice Legaue villain, and is in fact touched upon. The creature is defeated and the team is United at the end. This is reminiscent of old one shots featuring the Justice League. Highlighting why they are the premiere team of the DC Universe by battling the big threats and showing why they are not to be messed with.

Bryan Hitch is the writer and artist of the series. Hitch is infamous for never keeping close to a steady schedule when just doing art alone. Since he handles double duty here, it is commendable. He portrays a simple issue and highlights what his mission statement for the ongoing book will be. Whether he handles double duty for the ongoing book efficiently or inefficiently is still up in the air at this point. However his run is up to a good start. Justice League will be one of the books that I plan on buying on a monthly basis.

For those who are looking towards hints of the greater DC Universe and Rebirth, this is a book to look at as well. There definite hints of certain Watchmen characters and elements that are certainly more than a coincidence. 


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