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Product Details

  • Series: Justice League International (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; First Edition edition (May 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401235344
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401235345
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.7 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #304,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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“Impressive.” – New York Times

“Jurgens nails these characters right off the bat and it sets a good tone going forward.” – Inside Pulse 

“This light and refreshing team book is simply timeless and entertaining.” - iFanboy 

About the Author

Dan Jurgens is a writer/artist most famous for being one of the main forces behind The Death of Superman. He has written and/or illustrated titles such as Justice League America, Booster Gold, Teen Titans, Aquaman, DC's Tangent imprint, and the company-wide DC crossover known as Zero Hour. Jurgens currently writes Justice League International and pencils Green Arrow as a part of DC Comics—The New 52.

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Too much focus on humor and not enough on action.
Amazon Customer
All in all, this new Justice League International is worth a look for hardcore DC fans, but other than that, you're not missing out on a whole lot here.
N. Durham
I'll stop there not because I don't want to give away any spoilers but because that's all the story there actually is.
Sam Quixote

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Harrington on May 18, 2012
Format: Paperback
Coming off of the huge success of Justice League: Generation Lost, part of the New 52 is a new volume of JLI. The unfortunate thing about this new series is that it takes away all the elements that made Generation Lost such a great series. Gone is Judd Winick, who did the best writing of his career on Gen Lost. Gone is the Blue Beetle, doomed to be rebooted again. The only good part that remains is Aaron Lopresti's art. Dan Jurgens just doesn't have a good voice for this group. He tries to rely too heavily on comedic banter between Rocket Red and August General in Iron. The only good thing about this collection is the art. I wanted to like this, but I can't. Everything that made this group great in their first series and Generation Lost is missing. And DC is cancelling this series as well, so obviously readers agree that this title just isn't what they're looking for in a JLI title. I hope they can somehow bring the team back in a way that capture their glory days. A fool's wish, I know.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jack on July 8, 2012
Format: Paperback
The premise is good, the execution awful. The UN assembles their own super-team with international heroes.

After that, it starts to fall apart; only the presence of Batman keeps fanboy readers happy, since the rest added up barely make half of Robin's worth while they ineptly fight mysteriously unexplained giant robots operated by a cosmic scrapyard dealer - and managed to win - how unexpected! Meanwhile, irate tea-party terrorists bomb the team's headquarters - Obviously, Lex Luthor should hire them as underlings since they got the job done.

I gave it a try with the comics (please note: this is a collection of the first few issues of the series, not new material) and dropped it after the end of the god-awful storyline encompassed in the trade paperback - yes, I read it, hoping that it could possibly get better - but it just didn't. Save a tree, don't buy this!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sam Quixote TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 27, 2012
Format: Paperback
Dan Jurgens killed Superman in the 90s and he's returned to finish the job! In fear, DC threw Green Arrow to Jurgens as sacrifice whom he dutifully brought down, giving Volume 1 of the GA reboot "The Midas Touch" Jurgen's touch of death. Unsatiated and hungering for more comic book blood, he turned his attention to "Justice League International" featuring as leader Booster Gold, a character he created, and, with self-destructive gusto, managed to get JLI cancelled after just one story arc. That's right, this is JLI Volume 1 of 2.

I bought "Justice League International" not realising the comic book criminal Dan Jurgens had written it so I immediately knew I'd made a big mistake but, having paid money for this book, I was determined to finish it - another big mistake!

Apparently, the United Nations have looked upon the Justice League (the real JL with Superman et al.) with envy - they want a Justice League too! So some guy sets about recruiting for it, gathering superheroes from around the world to form a kind of international flavoured Justice League - hmm, what would be a good name for it?

The Justice League International are: Booster Gold (think an unknown Eurotrash Superman who was raised on ecstasy in Ibiza clubs), a Green Lantern (not THE, but Guy Gardner the most annoying GL of them all!), Red Rocket (Russian Iron Man), Fire (superhero who shoots, sigh, fire), Ice (Female Ice Man), an African chick with claws, August General in Iron (bizarrely named Chinese superhero, kind of like the Thing with Aquaman's trident), Godiva (she has super hair - really), and... Batman. Huh?! Why would the Dark Knight hang out with these losers? Oh, because no one would read the title otherwise.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Adam Holmberg on May 19, 2012
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I'm familiar with the late 80s version of this title and I can understand the love. The title was an often funny, fresh, and well-done lighter superhero book in a late 80s comic book world clogged with grim and gritty books trying to be "relevant" like The Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen (it was kind of like Justice League Light with the tone of the ABC TV show Castle or CBS show NCIS). Fans wanting a reboot or rehash of that title should not look here, and I consider that a good thing. However, at the same time, don't come looking for anything particularly new or fresh. What Justice League International offers is a fun, easy, well-drawn B-team superhero read.

Reflecting the real-life modern loss of faith in world governments, the UN has assembled a team of B and even C-level DC superheroes to create Justice League International - a team using the name of the successful Justice League but easily controlled by the member nations to protect their interests. Booster Gold, the football player from the future who has traveled to the modern world as a "commercial" superhero (using his name and image to make money through product endorsements), is tapped to be team leader because he is perceived as easiest to maniupulate. The other team members, a diverse cast which includes Fire, Ice, Rocket Red, Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Vixen August General In Iron, and Godiva, are downright skeptical of Booster's leadership. When the team is dispatched to investigate the disappearance of a UN research team in Peru they quickly find themselves over their heads.
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