We are in an office where people are looking at pictures of the Flash, especially a blonde guy that looks like Flash.
Then, Superman and Batman are facing off. Superman grabs Batman by the throat while Green Lantern sits. Green Lantern smacks the crap outta Supes with green weights and chains and then wraps up Supes in the green chains. Supes ain’t havin it and breaks those chains of will and Batman is all like “eh, chain stuff in mah face.”
Supes punches the ground and the ground ‘splodes while GL and Bats are in a green ball. The green ball bounces a bit until Supes punches the crap out of it and breaks that, too. The blonde guy from earlier is on the phone the entire time.
Flash shows up and one-inch punches Supes who gets all mad and tries to hug it out with Flash. Supes keeps missing Flash until he gets him with a finger.
Everyone starts talking after Batman somehow says to stop and they do. A helicopter shows up and they are all afraid of helicopters so they jump in the sewers.
Cut to a laboratory. There’s people doing laboratory stuff to a box. Then this guy starts talking to a kid. They are not having a happy discussion.
Batman, Supes, Flash and GL are all underground and looking at this box. The box starts to go apeshit at the same time the the box in the laboratory starts to go apeshit.
The boxes both go BOOM and shoot red light and a bunch of monkey robots jump out of them. The kid gets hit with the red light and is all messed up.
What’s on the cover?
Superman about to punch the crap outta Batman while Green Lantern is wrapping Superman in chains which are breaking. Great look and fits the comic, but Supes face looks... dead.
How’s the pictures?
The art in this book is my favorite part. Dynamic and aggressive in showing the superhero side of art. The characters are modeled in iconic and beautiful lines and colors. The only drawback are the faces which seem a little flat.
What really happened?
This comic is mostly all the characters of the Justice League meeting each other one at a time. The fight between Superman/Batman/Green Lantern/Flash is a little long and set up like a D&D encounter time wise, but good. The parts with Cyborg and his dad in the lab were introduced late but are also well done. The story in pictures holds, but without the costumes you would not know who anyone was.
Did I like it?
It is a pretty book and part of the big DC reboot. If you can get over the character changes (Superman’s a dick) this is a fine team comic with a so/so premise. I mean, you know who the bad guy coming is, right? The may be a gateway issue, but com’on. Part of me wishes they could have kept continuity and just did a Marvel “Ultimate” alternate timeline without changing everything, but who needs to revisit how the DC multiverse works...