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Justice League International Omnibus Vol. 1

(Justice League International Omnibus #1)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Batman leads a team of unlikely heroes in these satirical 1980s adventures co-starring Black Canary, Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Martian Manhunter, Mister Miracle and more. Can an unlikely new Justice League lineup work as a unit to stop terrorists at the U.N., the Royal Flush Gang, and other threats--or will they succumb to squabbling and bad jokes?
Pairing humor with hard
Hardcover, 1080 pages
Published October 17th 2017 by DC Comics

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May 29, 2020 rated it liked it
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The ground breaking rebirth of the JLA with a new name and concept… tongue-in-cheek humour! Works really well, and at the time an outrageous gamble enacted on DC's premiere team franchise! 6 out of 12. I read the comic books Justice League #1-6, Justice League International #7-25, Justice League Europe #1-6, JLI Annuals #1-3 etc.
Shannon Appelcline
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
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One of the most well-loved Justice League comics ever, Keith Giffen's JLI was probably informed in part by Justice League: The Detroit Era Omnibus, a comic which was mocked and dismissed in its time (but which has gotten the last laugh, both in modern-day appreciation and in the influence on the CW Flash show). Like Detroit, Giffen's JLI brings together many of DC's lesser heroes, to create a comic that could be more about the evolution and changes in those characters, and less about the latest ...more
Sep 11, 2020 rated it liked it
I was loving this, at first, but it quickly became tiresome...a little of the Giffen/DeMatteis Justice League goes a LOOOONG way. By the end, I was crying out for it to stop. This book is a steal at the $99.00 cover price, the restored colors are a big improvement on the originals, and there's a lot of fun to be had here, but the relentlessly jokey attitude, and the massive blocks of text, and the unexplained tie-ins to MILLENNIUM, INVASION, and SUICIDE SQUAD, as well as the close continuity to ...more
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Superman. Batman. Wonder Woman. Aquaman. The Flash. Green Lantern. Martian Manhunter. These are the original Justice League of America.

... and then, there is Justice League International. Guy Gardner. Blue Beetle. Booster Gold. Mister Miracle. Captain Atom. Ice. Fire... and whoever joins. Here's the difference - these are not your usual superhero team. With dialogues written by J.M. DeMatteis and plot lines by Keith Giffen with art by Kevin Maguire, what you have is a winning formula of a succes

William Thomas
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is a gigantic, wonderful, sloppy mess. It makes zero sense to me now, made zero sense to me back then, and that fact doesn't spoil my joy a bit. Wouldn't exactly recommend it for people who are not invested in the characters or the series as a nostalgia trip because, damn, the editors did not give a single shit that it didn't make sense, couldn't tie any of the runs together and is like a movie missing reels every now and then so it feels choppy.

Grade: A
Onur Kaya
Mar 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Başta çok iyi başlayan bir run, komedi ağırlıklı. Şu günün Marvel filmlerinden yaklaşık beş kat falan daha cıvık, sesli güldüğüm çok an da oldu ama ilerledikçe espri mantalitesi biraz eskiyor ve kendini tekrarlamaya başlıyor. Hikaye konu gidişatını esprileri yapmak için araç olarak kullandığından da, komedi bir kere kendini tekrara başladı mı, diğer taraflardan kompanse edemiyor kitap. Sonlara geldiğimde "artık bitse de gitsek" modundaydım. Devamı alınacaklar listemde öncelikli olmayacak. ...more
Jason Luna
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Justice League Of America (JLA) that everyone knows had some editorial problems in the 80s and got cancelled. So this book isn't really different from that Justice League other than the fact that it was a fresh start and a new team.

In pragmatic terms, JLI is a little more self-referential/humorous than its JLA predecessor, and also no Superman whatever that's worth.

Considering it was two plus years in the making since the cancellation of JLA, it makes sense that "Justice League #1", the debu
Michael Emond
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
First off - great value in this omnibus with over 1000 pages. This rebirth of the team took place after Crisis on Infinite Earths and spun off from the mini-series Legends. The last rebirth of the team was called the Detroit era and I remember it being boring and bad. Aquaman the team leader? Not a great choice. Having the team made up of mostly new heroes that are were so bad out of all of them only Vixen is still mentioned in the DC universe on a regular basis (yeah, I know Vibe and Gypsy show ...more
Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed
Enough already. Everyone is a kidder. Everyone is joking. There are no stakes. There aren't even any straight men. Booster Gold and Blue Beetle get along so well because they're THE SAME CHARACTER.

It seems clear that Giffen and DeMatteis do not want to tell a superhero story -- you know one with a big fight. Or one where a villains builds a plan step by step. Or one where the powers really matter. This is to a superhero comic as Newsradio is to a story about a radio station. (The headquarters f
Danny Whitaker
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This omnibus really has it all. I am so happy to have it in my collection. This is the second omnibus I have gotten through and I am more than pleased. This creative team is among "the greats" in not just DC, but comics in general. Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis write all of these characters so flawlessly and capture fantastic humor that is its own kind of a rarity in this genre. Not to mention one of the best artists in the industry, Kevin Maguire, master of the facial expression. Seeing all t ...more
Daniel McTaggart
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you're gonna read a gigando-mongo-rific tome of comic book goodness, THIS is the one! In the mid-1980s, the Justice League kinda fizzled out as DC's flagship title. The team had very few original members, if any at times, and felt like a third-rate book in some eyes. Then Crisis on Infinite Earths happened. Then Legends happened. The JL was restarted and revamped with some classic members and a few interesting surprises. The book started out kinda serious, but due to the diligence of an unkno ...more
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In 1989 or 1990, I read a comic about a superhero (Mr Miracle) struggling to pull off a summer bbq with his Justice League buddies at his suburban NJ home, and it either rewrote or help establish my taste in humor and comics. JLI was important to me during my formative years and although less special in a world with Venture Bros., various versions of The Tick, Doom Patrol, The Boys, etc. it still works to establish an offbeat, everything-will-ultimately-be-ok extended universe outside of the tra ...more
Rj Veit
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Incredible. The joker hit or miss annual where joker shows up to the JLI bbq and the Jle issue where both the league and their villains attend the same french class are perfection.
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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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