i'd give it 3 1/4 out of 5 stars.
probably the best of a thoroughly mediocre to bad bunch of books i got this week, but still quite disappointing; the threat is humdrum, the totally unmemorable black dude (let's call him Max Lord-lite, or Max Lord-dark if you prefer) is unintriguing to say the least, the central idea of a JLI is no longer novel, the book is totally just playing to nostalgia buffs like me yet doesn't even have the ability to hit the nostalgia notes b/c apparently these people have never been teammates before in the DCnU, there's no Beetle yet...it's an interesting collection of characters in theory who i fear Jurgens won't make interesting b/c characterization has never been his strong suit anyway...and the character bits are entirely what made JLI so lovable and so loved b ack in its heyday (and today whenever it get revisited); Jurgens is a plot-centric guy who writes sparse dialogue and moves his story quickly...that's not what will make this book special or sellable; art's nice though, and as long as this roster is intact, there's the potential for fun, but for now it's potential unrealized, and it makes me that much sadder and more confused as to why the fuck DC didn't give this book to Winick or Giffen...
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