Friday, February 12, 2016

Justice League: Gods and Monsters by J.M. DeMatteis, Bruce Timm, Thony Silas


Title: Justice League: Gods and Monsters
Author: J.M. DeMatteis, Bruce Timm, Thony Silas
Publisher: DC Entertainment
Genre: Comic, Mythology, Action, Paranormal
Publication: February 09, 2016

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

The prequel tales for the acclaimed feature film, JLA: GODS AND MONSTERS is here! In this alternate universe where Superman is Zod's son, Batman is a vampire and Wonder Woman is a descendent of New Genesis, J.M. DeMatteis and Bruce Timm take the Justice League to a new level. Featuring the trinity's origin stories that serve as prequels to the animated film!

Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS - BATMAN #1-3, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS - SUPERMAN #1-3, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS - WONDER WOMAN #1-3 and JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS #1-9.



**I received a free eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**


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Superman (Issues #1-3)
Rating: 2/5

After leaving his sister in a wheelchair, Hernán Guerra starts hating his powers and does his best not to use them. Years later, after an incident with his neighbors, Hernán leaves his town and the guilt he feels drives him to seek all the pleasures that life can offer.

I seriously couldn't like this guy, there's just something in me that keeps me from pitying a wealthy man who shares his bed with a different woman every night, thinks himself better than everybody else and, on top of that, complains about his own life choices. Really, Hernán? Should I feel bad for you because you hurt your sister, then ignored her and now you're this rich man who's got pretty much everything except the love of the family he hurt himself? Ugh... Gotta love a playboy who says he feels so sad and empty, because life hasn't been treating him the way he think he deserves, right?


And he complains so much about "the American dream", all he does is complain, complain, complain! What a crybaby...

Justice League: Gods & Monsters - Batman: Chapter One (Justice League - Gods & Monsters: Batman, #1)
Batman (Issues #1-3)
Rating: 3/5

Kirk Langstrom had lymphoma and the cure changed him. Now he craves human blood and, without it, the cancer comes back. He's a scientist and is trying very hard to find a cure that will work, in the meantime, he feeds on criminals and people he thinks don't exactly make the world a better place.

I really enjoyed this version of Batman, and I liked his personality a lot. He's definitely a good man, and he thinks he's helping others by killing bad people. It doesn't always turn out well though, because sometimes even bad people have loved ones who care about them.

I actually look forward to reading more about Kirk.

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Wonder Woman (Issues #1-3)
Rating: 4/5

Bekka of New Genesis ends up on a different planet and is rescued by a nice couple. Even though her saviors are very good people, she soon learns that the world is a bad place, and she wants to use her powers to help make it better. But it's just not working, every time Bekka tries to make something right, it ends up badly. Until she meets a group of people who are looking for the same, and she decides to stay and work with them.

This was a very interesting read, I really loved this Wonder Woman, I think she's the kindest one in this Justice League and you can definitely tell how much she cares about others. She's always sacrificing herself to help people. Also, it was very funny to see her living with the hippies and kind of being one herself.

I can't wait to read more about her adventures.

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Justice League (Issues #1-9)
Rating: 3/5

A man has found a way to make humans better, younger and healthier, but everything comes with a price, and not many can afford it. The "forever people" are born with this man's procedures and, as you might have guessed, "anti-forever people movements" are born as well, since not everyone can become one and they're also pretty scared about the superpowers these new creatures are developing.

We meet Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman once again, but, this time, they're working together, trying to find out more about this "forever people" and maybe even improve themselves.

Superman is as arrogant as ever, I seriously can't stand this guy. Batman and Wonder Woman, on the other hand, are great. They are suspicious of the man behind the "forever people", soon they find out that, if you don't have any money for upgrades, then you die. Also, others are getting very scared of them and are trying to kill them, but let's be honest. the only ones who can beat them are the Justice League.

Soon, people also start fearing the Justice League, thinking that they're no different and they're just playing God, killing criminals just because they think it's the right thing, when it doesn't really make them better than their victims.

Lois Lane is the narrator of this story... and oh God how I despise this woman. She's a reporter, she shouldn't encourage people's ideas like that or put thoughts in their heads. She's taking this way too personal. Lois is too judgmental and, if you ask me, she must be jealous of the Justice League or something.


In the end, these three go through a few hardships together, and realize what a great team they make, but they still have to find a way to earn people's trust. And they've already taken the first step.


All in all, this was very fun to read. Except Superman, I didn't like him.

Have you read this? What did you think of it?

Thank you for reading! Bye-Bye! 

4 comments:

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  2. Seems like some mixed views here! It really does sound like the one about Hernan wasn't good at all, but I can understand that. When you have characters like that, it's so important to make sure you give them some redeeming qualities as well! Wonderwoman's story does sound like it was a good one though!

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    1. Yes! He was very annoying, I didn't want to compare these to the originals, but I like the good old Superman way better. Wonder Woman was really cool :3 and Batman was pretty awesome too!

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