An improvement over #1, this book is moving slowly, but it’s doing a great job of reintroducing the DCU’s biggest characters and summing them up for new readers. I particularly liked Barry Allen and Superman in this issue although Hal is still a moron. There were some really cool Superman moments in this book, like him busting out of GL’s chains and then flicking Flash on the nose, just the right level of cockiness. I do have some issues with the Cyborg stuff, are we supposed to be siding with him against his dad, are we supposed to be viewing playing American Football as better than science and gaining knowledge? It seems kind of anti-intellectual to me. This is superhero comics, we’re not supposed to sympathise with the jocks, we hate them! They’re douchebags like Flash Thompson and Whitney from Smallville and Guy Gardner. Vic Stone is a dumb-ass and he deserves to get blown up! Ahem. Jim Lee’s art was Jim Lee, you know what that entails by now, it’s good at what it does. The back-up text-feature with Steve Trevor and Amanda Waller was OK, kind of lame but it did introduce Captain Marvel and Shazam into the new DCU, I’m interested to see what the new Big Red Cheese will be like.