The not-yet Justice League clashes with
Darkseid for the first time in the fifth chapter of their secret origin.
The point of view characters are Flash and Green Lantern, and both of
them take on a kind of co-leadership role within the still rag-tag team,
which is strange given that Diana and Aquaman are the royal members of
the ensemble; and speaking of, I hated that they had nothing to do in
the entire issue.
It was a great idea by Geoff Johns not
giving Darkseid any lines; that made him truly menacing, and his actions
definitely spoke a lot louder. Batman seemed out of character by
trusting Green Lantern so early on; yet again, perhaps five years ago he
was not as paranoid. Art wise, this was not Jim Lee's brightest moment;
his pencils were very rushed and rough; to his credit, however, even
that way he is better than most. Issue #3 is still the best of the run.