Justice League International #1
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Justice League International #1

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Aaron Lopresti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 7, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 4
6.6Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

With the growing presence of super beings around the world, the United Nations resolves to create a new group called Justice League International.Batman, Booster Gold, Green Lantern Guy Gardner, August General in Iron, Fire, Ice, Vixen and Rocket Red are charged with promoting unity and trust but can they reach that goal without killing each other first?

  • 9.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Sep 13, 2011

    Im looking forward to seeing how this title develops over the next year. Twelve issues isnt a long time to live up to and fill the shoes of the incredible miniseries, Generation Lost. But with Dan Jurgens at the helm, I can only see great things for the future of the JLI. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Sep 9, 2011

    It may not be the best first issue but it has a lot of potential and for that it's worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Sep 13, 2011

    Artistically, Aaron Lopresti does very good work here. He draws good, clean, well-told superhero stories, with some awesome beasts at the end. My only complaint, visually, is Booster's new costume. It's based on the old look, but it feels a little too busy at the top, and the lack of boots makes him look bland at the bottom. Would that it were balanced out a bit more. Still a very good title, though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Sep 10, 2011

    I approached this title with very little in the way of positive expectations. However, Justice League Internaional #1 has quickly jumped this title up to being one of the books I am most looking forward to reading. Dan Jurgens and Aaron Lopresti gave us a book that is pure fun from beginning to end. This issue was a nice balance of character work at the beginning with some big action to end the book. Jurgens quickly established the characters on the team and what the mission statement is for the JLI. Though I am not sure about Batman being on the team, I highly enjoyed all of the character interactions we got in the issue. Out of all the new DC Universe 52 #1 books, Justice League International has become a must have book from the start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Nuts - Jef Mendoza Sep 8, 2011

    I kind of got a Ultimate Avengers feel from this. Nick Fury was replaced by Mr. Briggs and they're both black to boot. I really like the international feel though. The chemistry between these characters has plenty of potential. The Russian and Chinese generalizations aren't original but they made my giggle. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Sep 9, 2011

    And if the Super Buddies never existed... this book is just going to make fans sad. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 12, 2011

    The comic has potential, but so far I'm not seeing it. Here's hoping the next issue takes things up a notch or two. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Sep 11, 2011

    However if you were one of the readers who loved the mood and suspense of the GENERATIONS LOST series or the comedy and unique interaction of the BWA-HA-HA JLI, you are going to be very disappointed to see it replaced by what seems to be just another superhero team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 7, 2011

    Justice League International #1 is nearly as much fun this time as it was 25 years ago, with the only missing pieces being a clear understanding of the threat and some of the deeper nuances of characterization. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 7, 2011

    I didn't expect every single new 52 book to be a home run. While this book may be an amazing place to start reading JLI, meaning you need almost no background info to enjoy it, readers may find a bit of fault in the dated art and writing, even though I personally like the writing. If you love Booster Gold, you'll definitely like the part he plays in the book; however, you'll miss out on the Booster/Ted Kord dynamic from the older series. Everything comes together a tad too quickly in this issue, and while it was fun overall, it left me feeling like I missed out on something. I recommend this book, but be aware it's not the hit many of us hoped for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 11, 2011

    Not exactly the thrilling escapade of the majors, but I suppose the JLI has to earn that. The only question is if it's worth sticking around to see it happen. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Boisson Sep 11, 2011

    The world is in peril. People do not trust their governments or law enforcement agencies and the people's governments are both without a means or capability to handle most crises that arise. How can said governments win over the dwindling support of their citizens? One should ask themselves who the people do trust and admire. Of course! The Justice League! So, what should the civilized world do to win their citizens over? Create their own Justice League, sanctioned and controlled by the United Nations. This is the setup to the new Justice League International series in the new DC Universe. But the better question to ask: Does this new series work? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 13, 2011

    In the end, while this is a fun, accessible super-hero team story, it also feels rather" ordinary. The inaugural mission seems to boast a generic threat, and there's no sense of suspense. This is by-the-numbers, standard and capable genre fare, but given the hype that's surrounded the New 52 relaunch, the audience is definitely going to expect something more special and innovative than this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 12, 2011

    The first issue isn't great, involving the formation of the team, their first adventure, and a B-story about terrorists blowing up the Hall of Justice, but it's still one of the best of DC's “New 52.” Given the team, and writer Dan Jurgens' history, I'll give this one a chance at least through its first story arc but its going to have to improve over that time to get me to keep picking it up. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Sep 9, 2011

    But overall, it is a little too early to call this one a success or a failure; much like the other Justice League #1, this just doesn't provide enough to make a call either way. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Sep 7, 2011

    The strongest part about JLI #1 is the character interactions. There are lots of funny parts and it is really cool and interesting to see the team dynamic play out. It just isn't a super solid stand alone first issue. DC promised to stop writing for the trades with the new 52. JLI, at least this initial introduction, would be best read in a trade. But if you are an art junkie"if JLI is anything amazing it is the artwork! Very crisp, very clean, very beautiful. Just needed tighter scripting and to be more aimed at new readers. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 7, 2011

    The first issue introduces a handful of characters, serves up a heaping helping of unanswered (and largely unasked) questions and then stops. I'm hoping the second installment offers just a little more for me to latch onto. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 7, 2011

    After Booster and the gang had such a strong year in Justice League: Generation Lost, it's disappointing to see them falter in the new DCU. This series needs to very quickly establish what kind of story it's trying to tell and focus on what made the JLI stories of yore work so well. Read Full Review

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