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Batman and the Justice League Vol. 1

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Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League begin a new mission in these manga tales newly translated for an American audience in Batman & The Justice League Vol. 1!

A young boy from Japan travels to Gotham City on a mission. A year before, his two parents--both scientists--were presumably killed in an expolosion that destroyed an experimental powe
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Paperback, 200 pages
Expected publication: October 23rd 2018 by DC Comics
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    Sam Quixote
    Oct 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
    A Japanese ninja kid goes to Gotham to investigate his parents’ deaths a year after they supposedly perished in a factory explosion (I’m guessing they shockingly somehow survived). Meanwhile Joker’s begun marketing an energy drink called Gaia Juice that turns the drinker mean - ooo, what a naughty ickle boy! Batman’s gotta etc.

    Shiori Teshirogi’s Batman and the Justice League collects the first four chapters from the ongoing series appearing in the monthly Japanese magazine Red. And it’s terrible
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    Cyndi
    Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it
    A young boy travels to Gotham City to find out what happened to his parents. Although he is a good fighter and a fighter for good, he doesn’t like violence.
    Meanwhile Lex Luthor and the Joker ban together to use the ley lines to get more power. This brings Superman and Batman together to fight their evil. The rest of the Justice League will probably be needed.
    The book is written in the manga format but sometimes the panels left the format and become difficult to follow. I’m sure the author wi
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    Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    Justice League done in a manga style? Yes, please!
    A young boy from Japan comes to Gotham City looking for his missing parents, and becomes the unwitting victim of a devious plot involving the Joker. Only Batman and the Justice League can solve the mysteries of the boy's missing parents, and the enigmatic power leaking from magical ley lines around the globe.

    I enjoyed reading this manga of the Justice League!
    However, I didn't like some of the characters. Batman has never been my favorite, and I
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    Hannah (TheRainyReader)
    I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
    3/5 stars.
    Considering this world and the characters coming from this world are coming from an american comics format transforming into manga is quite a different approach. I liked the art style for the most part but, there were a few hiccups here and there they I felt pulled me out of the story, I think my bias was from not seeing these characters portrayed in this style before but it was well done.
    The story line we follow merg
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    Társis
    Eu tinha grande expectativa para ver esse mangá desde o anúncio do Levi na ComicconRS. A capa é bonita e a arte, bacana. Infelizmente a história é fraca e o personagem de ligação entre a cultura japonesa e a Liga é ruim. Situações mal escritas, a história é jogada. No quarto final melhora um pouco quando surge o Mestre dos Oceanos atacando Gotham. Estou pensando se vale a pena comprar a continuação e dar uma segunda chance. Uma decepção.
    Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
    3 1/2 Stars.

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    Veronica
    Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
    ARC via Netgalley. I'm not quite sure what audience DC is hoping will read this, but as a person who reads both manga and DC comics, I didn't find it particularly engaging. I think it's possible that it would work as a gateway into American comics for manga fans (which seems like its original intent in the Japanese) as it does introduce the characters and concepts without any expectation of background knowledge. The plot follows Rui Amamiya, a Japanese boy with unknown supernatural powers who ha ...more
    Nathaniel Darkish
    Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
    I really didn't care for this. I was hoping that a manga version of the DC universe would be a lot of fun, but instead it just felt really weird, with ideas that felt very incompatible with DC. For example, the story is still set in the US, but it feels like everything is strangely bent around the viewpoint character, a Japanese young man who (of course) has crazy ninja abilities. Every American character suddenly (and without any explanation) knows a great deal about Japanese culture as soon as ...more
    Tony
    Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Thanks to Net Galley and DC Comics for the ARC. Honestly, this is just what DC comics needs. There are so many books that are just a bit too dark to hand to a 12 year old any more. Yes, this book has danger. Yes, the Joker blows people up. Yes, someone dies, but because of Teshirogi's artwork, the threat is a bit less overwhelming. The narrator is a boy called Rui, who also takes the edge off. He literally gets in the middle of a super villain fight. He is a great hero for a great book. I wish I ...more
    Adriana
    It's an interesting mix of two worlds.
    Teshirogi has a very unique art style that merges classic shonen elements with a slightly shojo style, i.e. masculine poses and paneling with femenine aesthetics. This works surprisingly well with the kind of story she's telling.
    It's a classic Batman vs Joker tale with arresting fantasy twists and the added bonus of the rest of the Justice League showing up to up the ante.
    Neda
    Sep 09, 2018 rated it liked it
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    I thought I was prepared to see Justice League combined with manga, but baby-faced Superman has me thrown. I’m interested to see where it goes from here (heck, let’s be honest—I just wanna see a ninja Robin), but Batman matter of factly going along with the mystical plot line is straining my suspension of belief.

    Review copy provided via Edelweiss.
    Laroy Viviane
    Voilà un mélange amusant : l’univers Marvel avec les mangas japonais. Ou encore, un japonais à Gotham City, pourrait s’intituler ce premier tome de la saga. Démon et arts-martiaux, noms de héros dans la tradition manga des années 70. Un peu nostalgique, un brin comique, pas facile de s’attaquer à Batman.
    Hayley
    Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
    Not objectively bad, but for me this didn't work on any level. While there is the possibility that a few more chapters may have changed my mind, I am certainly not interested enough to pick up more from what I have already read.
    GONZA
    Jun 13, 2018 rated it liked it
    REVIEW TO COME!
    Diane Hernandez
    Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: netgalley
    At the publisher's request, my review will be posted on the publication date of October 23, 2018.
    Pierre Morris
    Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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    Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
    When it comes to experimentation in the DC Universe, especially with Japanese-related genre crossovers, there are multiple instances that can be pointed out or recognized in recent memory. For example, just this year, DC fans were able to enjoy the original animated film Batman Ninja, which was a gleefully flamboyant story that took all of its ludicrous edges and created a slick experience with it. Now for avid comic book readers, the seemingly equivalent to Batman Ninja has been released, the f ...more
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