Well Justice League #1 failed on all levels for me. I gave it to my wife to read and see if she'd start reading comics. Couple pages in and she was confused as hell. Batman and Green Lantern chasing explosive aliens in a comic chock full of fanboy references makes no sense to NEW readers. Imagine telling a non comic reader who sees movies that Christian Bale Batman and Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern are chasing aliens across Gotham and see if they swallow that. That's what this read like.
As for OLD readers like myself. Re-packaging All Star Batman and passing it off as new JLA is lazy and uninspired as hell. All I'm thinking as I read this is "So what's happened and what's been erased?" Is Hal going evil soon? How else to explain Kyle being around? Is Batman getting his back broken? Is he dying again? How else to explain all the robins? Or will this comic jump past that all to arrive at current continuity?
Does this sound fun anymore? Or am I working harder than the writers at this point?