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Justice League International Vol. 4 (Justice League International #4)

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The 1980s adventures of the Justice League of America continues with this new, fourth volume of off-the-wall adventures.

In this volume, the team works on a captured alien spacecraft, unaware that the new Injustice League is pursuing them in their own stolen ship from Thanagar, Hawkman's homeworld. And then, while Booster Gold and Blue Beetle are hired to track a vampire, t
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 9th 2010 by DC Comics (first published September 1989)
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Dirk Grobbelaar
I'll start this with a quote from Sesana's review - "New readers just won't be able to see Maxwell Lord's discovery that he can influence the thoughts and actions of others without getting a chill."

True, that.

Anyway, in a time (the 80s) when comic writers were trying very hard to make the graphic medium more serious and edgy there was no way this particular series was supposed to be successful. But it was. Perhaps because it didn't take itself too seriously. Who knows? Yes, it is showing it's ag
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Elijah Kinch Spector
Apr 07, 2011 Elijah Kinch Spector rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nypl, comics
Now this is what I love about 80s comics -- possibly my favorite period for superheroes. There's this wonderful rhythm to superhero stories from this time, where things were flowing into each other more than they had before, but there were still no thoughts toward collecting them in a trade later, so everything fits together but also moves around fits and starts: you get a goofy issue where everyone hangs around, a one-off story, then suddenly a dark multi-parter... then maybe a light multi-part ...more
Martin
Jun 11, 2016 Martin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
A fun, consistent read. Better than volume 1, but inferior to volume 3. The 'humor' is starting to get schtick-y and tiresome. Of note in this collection: Maxwell Lord first discovering his mind control abilities, and the (apparent*) first appearance of the Huntress, with a dreadful costume, light years away from her outfit in Batman: Hush. Also appearing in this collection: Black Hand, as a... porn cinema proprietor?? When did this happen?

Since multiple artists supplied the art, there are some
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Sesana
Oct 22, 2012 Sesana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: superhumans, comics
New readers just won't be able to see Maxwell Lord's discovery that he can influence the thoughts and actions of others without getting a chill. I honestly can't tell if it was meant to be read that way, or if I'm bringing too much baggage from later events to the book.
James
May 02, 2010 James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
DC Comics has been reprinting this comic series from the late 80's and early 90's and since it may actually be my favorite comic run of all time, I have been buying them. Some of the early volumes in the reprints had problems with the color quality, but with this volume they did an amazing job of re-coloring and touching up the art for the reprint and the book looks amazing. It also collects some hilarious issues, including Guy and Ice's first date. I'm hoping they keep these reprints coming. I ...more
Sophie
Mar 09, 2010 Sophie rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Not quite as good as the other JLI volumes, but still a lot of fun, especially the Beetle/Booster parts. And Big Barda. And Fire. And... well, you know :)
James Bowman
Aug 28, 2015 James Bowman rated it liked it
(This review covers Vol. 4, Vol. 5, and Vol. 6.)

I was only halfway through the JLI trades, and had considered getting rid of them. Now I'm glad I kept them around! The mix of humor and heroism here is the perfect antidote to the grimdark of DC's current titles. The JLI/JLA stories are a little more appealing to me than the JLE stories, but they're both fun. I'm just annoyed Volume 6 ends on a cliffhanger... (B+)
Jace
Apr 15, 2011 Jace rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
I guess I don't have a lot to say about this volume. It continues the JLI trend of the humorous superhero approach. If you liked those, you'll probably like this one too. I know it's a classic, but some times I feel a little silly reading this title. It was written over 20 years ago and doesn't really seem to be in line with today's comic book continuity. But then I come across a little nugget that still resonates with modern comics. (For instance, this is the volume in which Max Lord first lear ...more
Timothy Boyd
Sometime you just gotta have fun, even in the superhero world of stopping crime and evil. JLI is that fun answer to the superhero world. Nicely written and drawn stories make this an enjoyable read. Recommended
Timo
Apr 02, 2015 Timo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
A bit text heavy but loads of funny bantering and pointing out stupid mannerism of super hero comics.
Nice art too although Lobo was not dangerous looking at all. More like lame pale wanker.
Mark
Feb 15, 2014 Mark rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The writing is weakening here... as is the artwork. It's still has flashes of Giffen brilliance, but it isn't the genius of the first year of JLI.
Jon
Jul 21, 2012 Jon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
I know that putting this on an actual "book" list is strecthing a bit, but what the hell? It's got a hard cover and runs over 200 pages. The best part of this collection is probably seeing the different renditions of Guy Gardner's bowl cut. Even being written in the 1980's, there's no excuse for such horrendous hair. Seeing that when I was a kid made me a strict Marvel-only fan. Now I can view it with some sort of nostagic irony, I guess.
Scott Skocy
Sep 28, 2015 Scott Skocy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just about perfect. The only problem is the disappearance of Maguire on art, but the replacements aren't bad.
Shannon Appelcline
Apr 03, 2013 Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, comics-dc
Another light-hearted and fun volume.
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Keith Ian Giffen is an American comic book illustrator and writer. He is possibly best-known for his long runs illustrating, and later writing the Legion of Super-Heroes title in the 1980s and 1990s. He also created the alien mercenary character Lobo (with Roger Slifer), and the irreverent "want-to-be" hero, Ambush Bug. Giffen is known for having an unorthodox writing style, often using characters ...more
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