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Justice League International, Vol. 2: Breakdown (Justice League International Vol. III #2)

3.06 of 5 stars 3.06  ·  rating details  ·  244 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Trying to collect themselves after an extra-terrestrial attack and death of a teammate, members of Justice League Internationalexpected to bask in glory and appreciation. However, Booster Gold, Guy Gardner, Batman and company are learning that's notthe case as a new threat, one far more dangerous than anyone dared suspect. Called Breakdown, he emerges and attacks with dire ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published December 8th 2012 by DC Comics
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In my continuing quest to throw myself on the New 52 landmines before they can take down more of my Goodreads Gang of homeboys and girls, I read yet another master of garbage: Dan Jurgens! I think his last name is Jurgens because you need to wash yourself after reading this stuff (Jergens Soap).
So at the end of the last volume, some baddies blew up the UN with all of the JLI inside. Sadly, they should have left the series dead right there, and sporadically have some of the characters show up els
Jun 26, 2014 Kyle rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: dcu
Booster Gold is one of my favourite DCU characters, but to see what Dan Jurgens has done to him in this title makes my heart sob. Thank goodness they cancelled this series. It is an embarrassment.

But it had potential. It had all of these peripheral characters, each with their own personality, adding their own dynamic to a totally dysfunctional team... It's a great set-up! Think, "Secret Six" or "The Outsiders"... So much potential can be found in this formula! But JLI ended up being the comic wh

So, now that my spree of graphic novel reading (and pile of unread owned books is diminishing) I finally made it around to this particular graphic novel. Like the previous volume it has potential, great art (there are very few graphic novels these days lacking in the artwork department!) and a strong sense of how to entertain.

The story this time follows on from a bombing of the JLI as they were announced to the world. There are a few injuries and a death or so as a result and the team is left f
Nicola Mansfield
Really happy with this one but am glad I knew it had been cancelled before I started or I would have been upset. While I'd heard of Booster Gold he was a new character for me and I really like him. Four new superheroes are added to the team whom I also had never heard of except one, though I know nothing about any of them and this one volume certainly wasn't enough to form an opinion on them yet. Blue Beetle, Olympian, Batwing and O.M.A.C. are the new guys. For most of the book they are fighting ...more
You might as well call it 'Justice League - Revolving Door' - Of the 8 issues collected here, at least half either introduce or remove members from the cast - with more crossovers per capita than most series have in their entire lifetime. How can you get invested when you don't know who's going to be there from issue to issue? The first issue sidelines almost the entire female side of the team, then tries to replace them with a variety of random characters. There are some new villains introduced ...more
Chris Lemmerman
The first volume of JLI was surprisingly enjoyable, despite the fact that it is very hard not to compare it to the more famous Giffen/DeMatteis JLI. This second volume again builds on the ideas of the first volume to create a very enjoyable storyline that continues nicely from where we left off in the first six issues as the JLI attempts to track down the terrorists who set off a bomb at the United Nations. The artwork is top notch from Aaron Lopresti, and whilst it's a shame that Fire, Ice, and ...more
To be honest I'm not sure this deserves 4 stars, but it also isn't deserve a 3. It has some stumbles along the way, but it came together nicely.

I thought the first volume was alright, despite all the crap reviews. I've been reading the 52 weekly series recently and have a new found love of Booster Gold and August General in Iron. I thought the team line up was alright, but nothing fantastic. We get a few new faces on the roster this one round. After Rocket Red is killed in the UN bombing, along
Matt Anderson
Collects Justice League International issues #7-12, and Justice League International Annual #1

This volume started out better than Volume 1, than quickly went downhill. Then, it got so bad, and I was so uninterested, that I said out loud, "I can't do this anymore."

I started flipping through the pages, reading a few words here and there and looking at the pictures to get the gist of what was happening.

Then, just when I was prepared to give this a 1-star rating and call it a day, the last few page
I read the single issues (including annual #1) instead of the trade edition.

I can't believe how awful this was. There were so many problems with this story and the bad writing and revolving characters didn't help. I can really see why this was canceled.

The artwork is still the best thing about this series.
Morbus Iff
Dear Lord, what happened? Hideous Firestorm cameo issue, Batman defeated by a poseur, then is mysteriously missing from containment in the next issue, all the "good" members dead or in the hospital, etc.
Gary Butler
8th book read in 2014.

Number 174 out of 352 on my all time book list.

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One of the most disappointing books of the New 52 was put out of its misery at the end of this volume. The revolving door of characters and complete lack of direction killed this book before even taking a strong look at the story. Unfortunately, the story doesn't seem to do the book many favors either as the team truly feels like a D-List book with Batman thrown in to increase sales. DC really dropped the ball with this book and lost out on a potentially great book with Booster Gold leading a te ...more
This may be the most frustrating story I have read in a long time. First, we play the revolving door of characters from issue to issue. Then lets add new plot information at the end of a series without any indication of follow-up elsewhere - the hints that there would be continuation of the O.M.A.C. storyline don't appear to have ever come to fruition.

The only redeeming quality of this collection was the artwork and the final issue, the annual by Johns that showed a better understanding of how
The second consecutive TPB from DC's relaunch where I wished the series had not been cancelled. First Dan Jurgens may not be a "star" writer, but he turns in good solid story telling. He is probably the only DC writer who has managed to understand that writing Michael Carter includes a little bit of a money grabbing buffoon who wants to be a hero to make up for his transgressions in the 25th century (yes Booster Gold is a time traveler). While acknowledging this is a reboot Jurgens brings in old ...more
Shannon Appelcline
Definitely an improvement from the first volume. The start of the Breakdown plot is shocking and meaningful, and there are also some very nice character moments toward the middle. Unfortunately, this is balanced with typical pointless fights when new members try to join, a constantly changing cast that has to have been the fault of editorial interference, and a story that ultimately doesn't go anywhere due to cancellation. So, a fair enough read, but not a very important or memorable one.
After the explosion at the end of the last volume, a new lineup settles in, including Booster Gold, Godiva, Guy Gardner, August General in Iron, Batwing, and OMAC. Batman is also back to keep an eye out as the JLI face the Burners.

Most of the problems that plagued the first volume are back with a vengeance. The story is incredibly uneven and seems to be designed to cram in cameos to boost sales (Which failed since this is the final volume). The UN people appear briefly and then disappear at leas
What the....

OK. At least that clears up my confusion about Blue Beetle volume 2.
(And THAT is the only good thing I can say about this book.)
Jan 22, 2013 Zach rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: new-52
very VERY good. the art on this book is solid and you get beautiful covers by david finch which is always a plus. this book paved the road for DC's next huge event the Trinty War and did it masterfully. while this book does tie loosely out of the always fun OMAC seies (which is a quick 8-issue series) you dont really need it to understand this book but you should definitly pick both up.the story is strong and it makes you feel for the chacters. and let me tell you now the last 5-6 six pages abso ...more
Quinton Baran
Story was OK, but hard to follow, also a pretty confusing ending (I suspect a few reasons why).
An unfortunately bland comic book tale.
Reasonably interesting installment in a reasonably interesting series, but not one that would keep me buying monthly. Not at all surprised by the cancellation. I've always been a fan of Booster Gold, but Guy Is my least favorite Green Lantern, and none of the other team members are memorable. The Firestorm crossover could easily have been left out of this collection...and probably should have been, as it does nothing but break up the flow of the story.
The JLI have a situation that they could not stop that injures and kills friends. They are determined to find the culprits, even though the UN has disbanded them. This is a really good storyline where you worry about the characters because they are not the most powerful. The interplay is really well done. I think it was unfair to stop this series here, as it was clearly one of the best of the new 52. A very good read.
Dang this could have been so much better. I love the cast of the Justice League International but the writing just isn't that good in the villain names are really cheesy. people make decisions too quickly without taking time to think about them and it just seems like something no superhero would really do. too bad because there are some interesting things going on here.
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lots of parts of bigger mysteries from who knows how many books
John Yelverton
This book series has lost all of the magic that made it enjoyable, and so there's no wonder that it has been cancelled.
Total garbage, hated the reboot from the beginning and DC decided they would kill everyone to help sales.
The team spends so much time talking about being the JLI that they don't actually do anything.
Public library copy.
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Dan Jurgens is an American comic book writer and artist. He is best known for creating the superhero Booster Gold, and for his lengthy runs on the Superman titles Adventures of Superman and Superman (vol. 2), particularly during The Death of Superman storyline. Other series he has been associated with include The Sensational Spider-Man (Vol. 1), Thor (vol. 2), Captain America (vol. 3), Justice Lea ...more
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