I had been looking forward to reading for this for quite a while. I've only really just started getting into comics again and I made the decision to go with DC and the Justice League because I like the scale of how big things can get.
Yet, that was the problem with this story for me.
Jumping in, you are told about this thing called "The Totality" and how it's told he beginning of all things and is the be all and end all of everything. The problem starts because so much of what happens leaves you thinking "Eh? What's going on here". Things just happen that feel like you missed a ton of reading in order to understand completely what's happening. Characters come and refer to things that have happened in the past. Villains are linked for reasons that are never explained. You get the "epic" feel for this series. The problem is that much of it doesn't make much sense. For guys like me just looking to jump in, I feel like this wasn't the place for us. I really respect Scott Snyder as a writer, but so much of this didn't make any sense. I get that for the Justice League you need something "big" to happen which is going to challenge the team, especially with characters like Superman, Wonder Woman and Martian Manhunter. Yet, I cannot help but wonder if the story fell into the "go big!" Trap, rather than go along the lines of something like The Watchmen did when it came to scripting a story while having a character like Dr Manhattan on the roster. Just a thought, this really felt inaccessible to someone like me.
Nevertheless, what is a saving grace for this comic is the art. It's brilliant! Some of the best art I've ever seen in a comic. For that this deserves plaudits, but perhaps my overall experience could've been helped had I known of previous reading which needed to happen.
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