Here's Bryan Hitch's second shot at writing a Justice League book. His first attempt was kind of a mess. Delays plagued the book almost from the start. That's the problem when he tries to write and draw a monthly book. Even with a head start. This time around he's just writing, though he drew the Rebirth special, too.
I'm trying to figure out why I liked this book, but didn't love it. The longer I think about it, the more I'm sure it's because he over thinks things. The story he told was going along fine, but then it kind of started making less sense. I think this is something an editor should have stepped in and helped smooth out. But otherwise, it was a fine book. They're easing the new Superman onto the team, they've added two new Green Lanterns. Everyone is feeling out the new dynamic.
What I love love love about Bryan Hitch's storytelling is how cinematic it seems. I thought we'd see less of that in this volume with a new artist, but this story also had a big screen, cinematic feel to it. He does this extremely well. I'm anxious to see what else he has in him. Justice League is supposed to be a big book. I hope he's able to deliver.
Justice League Vol 1: The Extinction Machines
Writer: Bryan Hitch
Artist: Tony S. Daniel, Bryan Hitch, Jesus Merino, Sandu Florea, Daniel Henriques, Scott Hanna, Andy Owens