So how do you go after someone who's been shooting lasers out of his eyes at you? You stab him in the eye. Both of them. So ridiculously simple yet effectively brutal. I was floored.
Now that bit does highlight one of Geoff Johns' recurring weaknesses, and that is there's no secret strategy to the big battles other than to just 'regroup and try harder.' The heroes actually don't go into battle with a plan, they just hit Darkseid a lot harder. Along the way Cyborg gets his cue to save the day, but its an impromptu call to action.
Overall I think a lot more could've been done with the first arc, especially in terms of equally sharing the spotlight among the characters, but it reads well, looks great, and it's accessible to the casual fan. The use of splash pages and 2-page spreads does border on abusive but what else did you expect from Jim Lee? I'm curious to see where the League will go next, so it's obviously working.
And the Pandora backup: this could still be DC's 'out' in case they want to restore parts of continuity but not others. What we've now got is a weird Star Trek effect where a select few know the timeline has been rebooted, meaning it's still technically all one continuity. I'm waiting to see at what point new readers will be pointed towards reading pre-Flashpoint material to figure out what's going on.
Note to self: No More Heroes avatar in use since April 10/2009. Previous avatar lasted 2 years, 9 months and 4 days!!! Holy Stale Avatar Batman!!