Noob Review: Justice League 3000—What?

“Justice League 3000 #1”
(w) Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
(a) Howard Porter
DC Comics

I just finished Justice League 3000, and I can legitimately say I went in with no expectation and wasn’t disappointed, because I don’t care about any of the characters. I’m also 100% confused. Why did Justice League 3000 start? I know that in the DC Universe there has been some turmoil (Trinity War) but I’m not caught up on what happens after the Trinity War.


Did all the heroes in the Justice League actually die? I was under the impression that they didn’t but are for some reason unable to join in heroic acts because of what happened at the end of Trinity War but will be back. I mean, DC wouldn’t kill off all of them, right? I also know there was “villains month” and now Forever Evil (I’m not caught up on that), but I’m just waiting for something big to happen and all of league to come back. Now that I’ve read Justice League 3000 I have my doubts about them coming back but that just seems ridiculous.

Okay, apart from my confusion I’ll also say that I didn’t care for any of the characters; they’re all douches. While I’m sure that’s the point it makes it difficult to continue. I’m not going to go out of my way to keep up with this, but if a copy of issue two drops into my lap and I have nothing else better to read then I’ll read it.

As for the art style, while it’s unique and beautiful, it’s not really a DC Comic for me. No one looks like themselves (and not just because they’re wearing different costumes, although Batman’s costume does look awesome). But I’m a noob. What do I know?

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