Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Justice Volumes 1-3

Once in a great while, I try out something new to expand my horizons. Past versions of this include: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (awesome) and Lee Child (even better). I have also read one graphic novel in the past (Watchmen) which was mostly fueled by the movie. I had never read comic books before, so it was a real stretch to get through it. I only really started to understand it the second time I read it.

I randomly walked into the local comic book store, Ultimate Comics and asked the guys at the counter for a graphic novel recommendation. It came down to V for Vendetta and Justice. I had already seen the movie, so I opted for Justice.

Justice takes place in the DC Comics universe, and involves the Justice League of America (Batman, Superman, etc). What seems to be going on is all of the bad guys have started doing good things in the world (healing the sick, feeding the poor) while simultaneously taking down the Justice League. The basics of the story were pretty easy to understand, but I think you are supposed to know a lot of basic stuff about the DC universe such as character backstories to really understand this novel. It was an interesting read, with comic book art that basically looks like artwork. I think I'm going to have to read this one again before I understand it.

File this under I blogged it because I read it, not because I understood it.

Up next - The Wolves of Fairmount Park for the Do Some Damage book reading club.


  1. Have you tried the Watchmen motion comic? I have it on blu-ray, but have yet to crack it open.

  2. Haven't tried that yet. Maybe I'll check it out.