What exactly are the Burners? A gaggle of high stakes earners? Booster Gold has an idea. August General has come over a bit queer. And Guy Gardner just wants a couple of beef burgers. Just like Writer: Dan Jurgens; Artist: Aaron Lopresti; and Publisher: DC Comics in May 2012. Just with a side order of mayo and relish of course.

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
This instalment of Justice League International, entitled 'The Burners', reminds me of my old mate, Armando Madeupname, who has set up a bumper-car podium within a cemetery. One-half melancholy. One-half pain in the ass.

  • Well, after last issues detour to France, our colorful group of heroes are unsure what to so with themselves next. Because should they:
1)    Go to the hospital and visit their fallen comrades in arms, Fire, Ice, and Vixen?
2)    Or have a fight with an evil bunch of bad guys called 'The Burners', who want to redistribute the nation's wealth in a very unconventional manner?
  • Oh! I know! Why don't they do both one after the other! But they have to make sure that they don't get overpowered and then primed for a humiliation next issue. OK?

Ooops! To be continued...

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
Although I did enjoy the majority of August General's monologue throughout this tale, the zinger for me was when Godiva and Booster looked into each others eyes, only for them to utter 'Awkwarrrd' and 'For sure' respectively.

Very, 'silent but deadly', right?

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
To me, the first third of this book felt like a few of the previous installments of this series, because it had that 'day in the life' quality about it that I really do dig. Moreover, it allowed for each of the characters to have some time to shine, instead of resembling colorful facsimiles of who they once were.

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
One of the main groan-worthy experiences within this tale; was that scene where the League seemed to have the upper hand in their battle with 'The Burners', only for the pink-haired bad-girl, 'Intersek', to somehow turn the tide of battle against them. Well, this came across a bit too pat for my liking, almost formulaic as a fight. 

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: A nice little creative touch within this tale, was the discussion between August General and OMAC, because it did pose a certain personal dilemma where their own physiognomy is concerned. For me, this aspect would be an intriguing concept to be explored in some more depth in the future.

ART: As much as I wasn't very keen on the battle scene in this issue, I have to give credit to artist, Aaron Lopresti, for laying out a fairly simple looking fighting sequence to follow. Though maybe a little bit too simple for my own personal tastes.

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
VIXEN: Now this one is a no-brainer for me really. This foxy black female hero is none other than the good lady herself, Halle Berry. OK, so maybe she is slightly older than the DCnU Vixen now. But Halle can do foxy better than a lot of girls younger than her. Even Megan. 

INTERSEK: Would it be too obvious if I chose the pink-haired pop-princes, Pink, to play the part of this pink-haired power-house? WHAT DO YOU MEAN 'YES'? What a cheek!

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Lets Redistribute the Nations Wealth By Killing Off Half The Nation. Vote Marvel.

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
OK, so this story was a mix-match of visiting a loved one in a hospital, and a fighting against some renegades? Hmm. Let me think.

Oh! Got it, The Electronic Light Orchestra and 'Don't Bring Me Down'.

Makes sense, right?

FINAL thoughts...
There have been two rumors floating about recently relating to the future of this title. One of the rumours states that this series will end by issue #12 or #13. Whereas the other rumour involves this title being reinvented after the Annual comes out.

Now from my own point of view, I would prefer if it was the latter of these two rumors were true. I feel that this title still needs some more sculpting to be great once again. Come on DC. Pull your socks up. Don't bottle out now!

MARKS out of 10? 7.5

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #10 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #10 Reviewed by David Andrews on June 19, 2012 Rating: 5
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