Justice League for Comic Newbies

Excitement and anticipation for the new Justice League film is surely circling right about now. The epic film, released November 17, 2017, likely evokes interest and enthusiasm for lovers of the comic book movie genre, and for others who aren’t familiar with the storylines, a standing curiosity. 

The Justice League is a superhero team in the DC universe comprised of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Aquaman among many others. The Justice League has gone through so many iterations and story arcs that it may be hard for comic newbies to find a modern starting point. But don't fret, here are a few tips that may help you.

In the last several years there have been two re-vamps to the DC universe: The New 52 (2011-2016) and Rebirth (2016-present). With both we get new continuities, new storylines and more importantly a fresh start for beloved characters. Yes, it does mean that there are a lot of storylines to visit to get the full understanding of the DC Universe, but you don't have to start from #1. Missing a little won't lessen your enjoyment. 

Perhaps the most important graphic novel to read in this list, Flashpoint, centers on Barry Allen aka Flash. With his speed he creates an alternate reality where our superheroes don’t exist. This later causes the entire DC universe’ continuity to be re-written leading into The New 52. After you read the graphic novel, check out the animated film version, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.

So, if you're a new reader and curious about Justice League origins or would like to know more about the heroes that make up its super-powered team, here are a few entertaining novels to get you acquainted.

Who's your favorite Justice League hero? 

Flashpoint

World of Flashpoint

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Justice League Vol. 1 Origins

Justice League Vol. 2 The Villain's Journey

Justice League Vol. 3 Throne of Atlantis

Batman

Batman: Vol. 1, The Court of Owls 

Superman Action Comics

Wonder Woman

The Flash

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