Hey Third Eye Faithful,
You know you’re just as amped as we are about the upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE movie, and with something this big — we had to put together some required reading for you after you see the new flick!
We put together our Top 5 most iconic JUSTICE LEAGUE or JUSTICE LEAGUE-related stories to tide you over after you see the new movie, so read on, and then come see us at Third Eye to check some of these out!
1. JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL.1 ORIGIN
Perfect Place to Start Reading the League!Geoff Johns (BLACKEST NIGHT, DC REBIRTH) and Jim Lee (BATMAN: HUSH), two of the most legendary names in comics, come together to reinvent the JUSTICE LEAGUE from the ground up, and for those of you who’re looking for a definitive “start point” for the JL — this is it!
Flashing back to the very beginnings of the League, we’re taken into a universe where Super Heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World Greatest Heroes!
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg unite for the first time to form the JUSTICE LEAGUE!
Gorgeous artwork from JIM LEE (BATMAN HUSH) and a killer story by Geoff Johns makes this a MUST-READ!
2. JLA TP 1 by Grant Morrison
The most influential JL run ever!Grant Morrison redefined what the JLA was and what it could be in a big way with his iconic run on JLA back in the late ’90s, and it still holds up as some of the best comic storytelling of all time.
Focusing on the BIG 7, in JLA, the DCU’s biggest icons are sttanding side by side, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Green Lantern and the Martian Manhunter take on alien posers and come to realize that Earth needs a protectorate made up of only the mightiest icons!
Morrison’s run went for several issues, and we’ve got all the graphic novels in stock to get you on board and ready for it, including one of the BEST Darkseid stories EVER which comes later in the run!
3. JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL.7 & 8 – THE DARKSEID WAR – *All the DARKSEID You Could Want and then Some*You wanna know more about APOKOLIPS where Steppenwolf hails from, right?
The DARKSEID WAR is THE place to start with that. And, not only is this a fantastic storyline that spans the DCU and showcases everything that makes the JL great — it also is a great lead-in to DC’s current REBIRTH stuff.
In DARKSEID WAR, the Justice League came together to stop the forces of Darkseid from destroying Earth five years ago.
Now the ruler of Apokolips returns, but this time he’s set his sights on the world-shattering Anti-Monitor.
Will the combined might of the Justice League be enough to protect Earth from becoming collateral damage as gods fight?
4. JLA: THE NAIL HCWhat is the JUSTICE LEAGUE in a world where Superman never existed? — These Elseworlds tales from JLA: THE NAIL #1-3 and JLA: ANOTHER NAIL #1-3, collected in a single hardcover for the first time, examine the repercussions of a simple event as the Kents’ flat tire prevents them from discovering a small rocket ship with an alien baby inside it!
As a result, the world’s greatest hero never comes to be.
Without Superman as a symbol of integrity who inspires greatness, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, the Atom and Green Lantern must battle public and interpersonal distrust as they attempt to work together to protect a world that fears them.
One of the coolest takes on the JUSTICE LEAGUE, and a downright incredible read — the NAIL is a must-have for anyone who digs ELSEWORLDS like SUPERMAN RED SON and BATMAN GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT!
5. JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL.3 THRONE OF ATLANTIS
For those of you who want more AQUAMAN!In this sea-splashed epic from JUSTICE LEAGUE #13-17 and AQUAMAN #15-16, Ocean Master leads the undersea forces in an attack on the United States!
The Justice League must turn back the tide, but how can they save the world from annihilation?
If you’re looking for a great JUSTICE LEAGUE story that helps flesh out the relationship between the King of the Seas and the League, this is it.