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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Justice League : Generation Lost Vol 1 Issues 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Review

RATING 3.9 out of 5

The story isn't over yet...but the ride getting to the end is well worth the cost.  Winnick is doing a wonderful job with this mini. It's a mega long bi-weekly 24 issue mini. This TPB, Justice League: Generation Lost Vol 1,  covers the first 12 issues.  It is jammed packed with action, adventure, and mystery.

When I first heard about this storyline, I wasn't gung-ho about it... at all.  Don't get me wrong, I like Keith Giffen...but he gets a little wordy, with lots and lots of gab between characters. Most of the time it's really witty, but I have to be in the mood for it, so I was a little put off by him being on the cover. As it turns out, Keith Giffen only gave the outline, or breakdowns, of the first 6 issues, Judd Winick does all the script.

Winnick has done a awesome job with character dialogue.  I love the interaction and relationships that he has written, even though a lot of the relationships were already there and created by Giffen when he wrote  the Justice league International series.  If you know nothing about the characters, don't worry...their backgrounds are explained to keep you from getting lost.

Minor Spoilers:

Max Lord died at the hand of Wonder Woman, but was brought back to life by the White Lantern at the end of Blackest Night.  In issue 1, Max Lord is able to mind wipe his existence from the world, except Boaster Gold, Ice, Captain Adam, and Fire.  Now they are on a search for Max Lord and on a quest to stop him at all costs.

What has he done? Many.. many horrible deeds, but those are not the biggest reason that they want to stop him. It's what he will do that they fear the most. They must stop him because of the terrible future that he causes to happen.

While at the same time that they are trying to catch Max, Max seems to be orchestrating their every step, almost as if he is recreating Justice League International, which was a team of hero's that Max was not only part of, but led.

Max claims that he is only trying to... save the world. Now ....why would he lie about that?

Justice League: Generation Lost:
Story: Judd Winnick & Keith Giffen
Script Issues 1-12: Judd Winnick
Breakdowns issues 1-6: Keith Giffen
Editors:Rex Ogle, Michael Siglain, Brian Cunningham
Pencils: Aaron Lopresti, Joe Bennett, Frenando Dagnino
Inks: Matt Ryan, Jack Jadson,  BIT & Raul Fernandez
Colors: Hi-fi
Letters: Sal Cipriano, Pat Brosseau, SWANDS, Travis lanham
Cover issues 1-5: Tony harris& JD Mettler
Cover issues 6-11: Cliff Chiang
Variant Cover 1-6, 9,11-12: Kevein Maguire & Hi-Fi
Variant Cover 7-8: Ryan Sook, Joel Gomez & fernando Pasarin, Randy Mayor & Carri Starchan
 Variant Cover 10: Felipe Massafera


  1. I just bought this book too, I'm about 3/4 ways though it. I have been really enjoying this book too. Again another one of your reviews have pushed me to buy something.