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Justice League International, Vol. 1 Paperback – March 10, 2009
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In 1987 the venerable superhero team the Justice League, a DC mainstay since 1960, took an unexpectedly loopy turn with an overhaul of its membership. The only original members retained were Batman and the Martian Manhunter. The ranks were filled out with second-string and somewhat eccentric characters like wisecracking Blue Beetle, strident feminist Black Canary, naïve Captain Marvel, showboating Booster Gold, and abrasive blowhard Guy Gardner. New plotlines were fairly routine—the team thwarted terrorists attacking the U.N. and fought superpowered foes like the Royal Flush Gang and the Gray Man—but a lighthearted approach and droll banter between the constantly bickering heroes made the revamped JL a surprise success in an era when “grim and gritty” dominated superhero comics. Subsequently, the series’ tone would become even more humorous and essentially parodic of the genre (and Kevin McGuire’s already appealing, fine-lined artwork would grow more assured), but the early issues collected here strike an appealing balance between the straitlaced and the zany. --Gordon Flagg --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Bat Man is a little stiff but Blue Beetle steals the show.
Lots of nine panel grids full of ham and cheese.
I wish current DC would return to this well.
BUT, this is still the preeminent run of the Justice League that gave us a Guy Gardner that could be loved yet repulsed by as well as the Justice League Antarctica. This volume was a little more serious than later issues since it was working hard to get more fan appeal during the post Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Overall, if DC would just print this on a slicker paper, it would leap out at readers with the excitement that we felt back in the late 1980's. This is the book series you need to read because you will enjoy it. Give it a shot - you will see Giffen/DeMatteis/MaGuire et al at their peak!
My preference would have been to have it in an oversized format, like JLA Deluxe or Ex-Machina Deluxe (going Absolute would have been overkill). It would have made Maguire's trademark facial expressions that much better.
Still, it was an upgrade over my old TPBs, which were getting worn out, and we do get a hard cover with it. And this is the only format it's now available in, as the TPB is now out of print. This book is still worth the cash because of the great stories, if not because of the presentation.
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This novel is not like anything I expected but I guess that's my fault for placing a novel on hold without reading it more thoroughly.Read more