By RazzaTazz 5 Comments
It was with a bit of hesitation that I heard that a new Justice League International was in the works. The concept is not very troubling to me, it is just that I remember the version from the 80s and 90s and how much I didn’t really enjoy this series. For those that know the history of the Justice League this period stood out as one highlighting the comedic hijinks of Booster, Blue Beetle and Guy Gardner with pretty much other character playing the role of straight man. While I generally found the attempt at comedy somewhat weak, another trend which this League was known for was a tendency to use characters that were popular or trendy at the time and yet didn’t last long in their own series. Booster and Blue Beetle were the main characters exhibiting this as they both had series which ran for 24 issues. With the new version of the League I do like certain aspects – one that it is much more international, and another that it has a decent balance between male and female characters. The newest developments in the title don’t fare as well though (spoilers ahead) as it appears that both Batwing (from the Congo) and O.M.A.C. (from Cambodia) will be joining the team. I can’t say at this point if Batwing will survive or not, but it is certain that O.M.A.C. will not. Although this league has taken a more serious tone I am still left wondering if it will be the resting place of those other series that didn’t find their own success.