Just read my first New 52 story! Yes I really am that far behind!
Justice League: Origin HC
Ho, boy, I could not be further from the target audience for this book. I just read the entire hardcover in about an hour or so. And I really tried to take my time. There's just not a lot there.
I can't believe that the creative forces behind this book would boil down Darkseid and Apokolips to what we get in these six issues. There's more to come, of course, but so far they look like standard alien villains with a standard powerhouse leader. No depth. I've read the first two Fourth World omnibuses, so I know there's a reason to stick around for the rest of the story, but for those readers who haven't ... ?
I will agree with others who have said that the set-up of the team felt rushed. Maybe that's what was intended? The action/battle/splash page-y goodness is all over in the blink of an eye, so I guess it's asking too much to get more than a cursory amount of character development. This is a team book, though, so you kinda know that going in.
I didn't hate the book. Really I didn't! I just wanted a deeper Justice League comic book experience and didn't get it. I'll still read this, but I'll borrow it from the library from now on, with lower expectations.
I'll agree that the 3D is totally unnecessary here. See it in two dimensions; you won't miss anything.
And I thought Weyland's presence on the ship was unnecessary as well, unless he really wanted to be there with David for first contact? It seemed impractical, especially considering the toll that being in stasis takes on even the younger, healthier members of the crew. It also distracted from the more engaging sequences with Rapace.
Other than that, Prometheus was everything I wanted!
Fassbender was incredible, the visuals were appropriately stunning, and the story itself obviously has us thinking and wanting more. It was more cerebral than I expected it to be, but that ultimately did not mean less action. We got plenty of badass "Alien" moments, and (perhaps best of all) we should get more of this franchise in the future.