Justice League Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 1 Review

Justice League Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 1

Here’s my review for Justice League Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 1 by Bryan Hitch and Tony S. Daniel! Everything about DC Universe Rebirth has been pretty good, how does Justice League hold up? Let’s see.

The Book Itself

5/5

This is another oversized hardcover book with a dust jacket and a sewn binding. It contains around 12 issues and has some bonus content in the back. The bonus content consists of some variant cover gallery and some sketches. I love these DC Rebirth Deluxe Editions. For me this is the ideal way to collect comic books.

The Art

2/5

The art in this book is done by Tony S. Daniel, Neil Edwards, Sandu Florea, and Daniel Henriques, Bryan Hitch, Jesus Merino, Mathew Clark, and Tom Derenick.

I’d say Tony S. Daniel is the high-point of the art in this book, and while I mean no offense to them, the rest of the art in the book I found to be less than inspiring. Honestly I did not enjoy it. A lot of the art lacked inspiration, action, details. It all just felt pretty bland.

The Story

1/5

This is one of the lamest books I’ve ever read. I know that sounds harsh, but I didn’t even finish the book. The first story arc is The Extinction Machines. It literally makes so sense. People by the thousands become mind controlled and congeal into this big building-tall hominids that are trying to do something standing in a circle around each other or something? And somehow the Justice League is able to stop them and return all the citizens back to their bodies? What? It just doesn’t make sense, and we’re talking about comic books here.

There are at least two other story arcs collected in this edition. But honestly I didn’t make it to the end of the book. The first part, as bad as it is, was actually better and more coherent than what followed. Bryan Hitch, I don’t know what was going on when you wrote this, but good grief.

Conclusion

Justice League Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 1 is not the best Justice League around. If you compare this to The New 52 Justice League it’s really far inferior. If you’re a collector who really needs to own everything, if you’re a completionist, then go ahead and get it. Otherwise, I don’t recommend getting this book. There are better Justice League stories out there, such as my very favorite, The Darkseid War Saga Omnibus.

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