The JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL volume 1 hardcover collects the first 7 issues of the series that launched in 1987, in the wake of the LEGENDS event. The series didn’t actually receive the INTERNATIONAL tag until the 7th issue, having simply been labeled JUSTICE LEAGUE for those opening 6 issues.
Mysterious money-maker Maxwell Lord helps sponsor this new super team, probably with the hope to eventually control, exploit and have lots of fun with.
It’s quite ominous that the opening page features THE current Green Lantern – Guy Gardner. Let’s get something clear. Guy Gardner is an idiot. Everyone thinks that. It’s pretty much a fact, because… Guy Gardner is an idiot.
At least, that’s the way Keven Maguire draws him, and Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis certainly write him to be an obnoxious moron, too. The art, script and stories are great in this series, by the way.
Anyway, what can I really tell you about this brilliant book that would make you want to read it?
Batman knocks-out Guy Gardner with one punch!
8 out of 10.