JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #6

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[ JLI BARGAIN HUNT
It's good at times to relax. It just heals the frays and the cracks. The JLI have done this - and for them it was pure bliss - until Godiva decided to instigate a communal hot-wax. Want to find out more? Then read this tale Written by Dan Jurgens; Drawn by Marcus Castiello; and Published by DC Comics in February 2012.

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
In the epilogue of 'The Signal Masters', we see this internationally branded justice based group; have a bit of down time, before Booster Gold has to address the United Nations council for some paperclips or something.

Well, kind of, as you see:

  • Both Batman and Booster Gold have a chat about the JLI's future, whilst capturing the terrorists whom blew up the Hall of Justice.
  • Rocket Red, Ice, and Guy Gardener, deal with the fallout of Peraxxus' invasion, whilst talking about matters of the heart and other misnomers.
  • And as for August General and Godiva - well - they have hot-dogs together, they talks about their own origins together, and then they stop a group of terrorist from blowing up a United Nations building together.

Bless!

Next, after all of this yammering and hammering, Booster Gold, Vixen, and Fire, go to the United Nations, and tells them that they will be a team no matter what they say, nahh-na-na-nahhh-nahh.

However, the result of all this is rather bi-polar in nature. The UN agrees to sanction this group - and then some terrorist's blows up this group.

To be continued.

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSTION spoken in this issue?
Maybe it's because I am a Londoner, but I liked it when Godiva said to August General 'I should get you to London for some Fish and Chips. If you really want to find out how people live, try the basics'.

Though in retrospect, maybe this statement is a slur of sorts, huh? Fish and Chips are not basic when done properly.  

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
I am happy to say that this has been the best issue of Justice League International I have read so far. Personality was shown - a bit of back-story was conveyed - and all in all the 'down-time' nature of this tale, really did enhance it in content.

Heck, at one point, it almost brought me back to the Giffen era of this team book.

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
At the moment Guy Gardner appears to be a bit of a one note wonder. OK, I know that he does not like the idea that Booster is leading this team (who does?). But for him to keep on at this in every issue, does make him come across as a bit of a moaning old granny.

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: The tone of this book really won me over I can tell you. It just had that easy going yet personable vibe about it, that actually made me want to turn over the page and see what was coming up next. Plus, in addition to this, I did like how the tale was divisible by the paring of team-mates, which makes for a better and more clearer incite into who these heroes now are.

ART: Can Marco Castiello be the regular artist on this book please? I find that his style does capture a similar spirit to the normal artist, Aaron Lopresi, as well as adding a more earthier and grounded flavour to it, which really does make this book more substantial in prose. Also, I loved the cover by David Finch. Class. 

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
GODIVA: Big titted blond beauty from the porno-drama 'Secret Diary Of A Call Girl', Billie Piper, could really play up to both of this heroines assets - sultry and complicated. 

AUGUST GENERAL: Due to his sullen and spirited nature in this issue, I perceive that this augmented oriental military man would be done justice by class kung-fu practitioner, Chow Yun Fat. Agreed?

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
What's Better? Hot-Dogs or Fish and Chips? The United Nations Will Decide. FIGHT!

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
Simple. The issue is one-hundred percent Cheese Cake. It's filling, nice to digest, comes in simple stages, and has a bit of a kick to it at the end.




FINAL thoughts...
I hope that Dan (the Man) Jurgens takes what he has done in this issue, and now begins to expand upon it in the future. This books work best with character, personality, and pathos - and when it is not on display, this book appears as flat as its comic book pages.

MARKS out of 10? 8.5