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Justice League International Vol. 1: The Signal Masters (The New 52) by [Jurgens, Dan, Lopresti, Aaron]
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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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 92877 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (July 17, 2012)
  • Publication Date: July 17, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008O7ZA1U
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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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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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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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The Justice League International is a team of heroes from all over the world who are brought together by the United Nations to change the perception of the general public of the world towards governments and superheroes. The Justice League International answers to the UN as opposed to the Justice League which is of course independent. The members include Booster Gold, Green Lantern (Guy Gardner), Fire, ,Vixen, Rocket Red, Ice, and August General in Iron. Batman has a small appearance in the story but his role would be similar to a guest star in a television series. While these characters are not heavy hitters, there are some interesting and good moments from these characters. But my overall problem is the pacing of the story and the unoriginal plot. I can't recall anything that I have read before by Dan Jurgens, but he shines in the moments where he writes two characters interacting with one another. But the interaction is very short and is forced to the side to make way for the very cliché and predictable plot that pits the JLI against an alien who seeks to destroy the Earth and reap the profits of various metals and remains left behind. The villain is named Peraxxus, and he is an extremely boring villain and incredibly unthreatening. Aaron Lopresti is a great artist and but he didn't have fun to me with the characters and they came off as rather one dimensional as opposed to other artists. Overall JLI is an ok book. I may buy it on Kindle or something, but I wouldn't pay too much for it. It's not unforgettable and amazing.
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