Today, I’m happy to have my son, Connor, return to the blog for yet another of his graphic novel reviews. Thankfully, this is becoming something of a regular occasion, and I personally will be enjoying it for as long as it lasts.
JLI, Vol. 1: The Signal Masters by Dan Jurgens
Genre: Superhero Comics
Series: Justice League International (New 52) #1
Publisher: DC Comics (May 15, 2012)
Author Information: Website
Length: 144 pages
Okay, every New 52 superhero team in the DCU (Other than the Justice League) seems to be all about how to protect the world from people like Superman, Wonder Woman, and all the rest. Everyone is obsessed with the Justice League turning evil.
Yeah, I think we’ve read about an evil Justice League before.
Anyway, the JLI is that same old deal again, but with a small twist.
Here the United Nations demands protection from the Justice League if (when) those guys ever go crazy and try to take over the world. So, they decide to get different superheroes from different countries together to form their own superhero team. Their mission to selflessly protect the world.
Sounds like a cool idea. So it really surprised me when the guy with the biggest ego gets made the leader of the group. I mean, Booster Gold doesn’t even want to be in charge and doesn’t even know who the other members of the team are. But when a surprising villain shows up trying to destroy the world, Booster takes charge.
Good things about the book.
- Booster Gold is an interesting guy. Really liked his story of coming from the future.
- This group is always throwing around insults and jokes. A lot of them are actually funny.
- The art looked good, told the story well, and was easy to follow. Really liked it.
- Even though the story was funny, it was pretty good with lots of action.
Bad things about the book.
- Booster’s ego. Okay, it was funny at first, but I got tired of it fast.
- Most of these characters are just names and faces. I need to know more about them.
When I started the book, I didn’t think I would enjoy it very much. But it actually surprised me. It might just be me, but this group was the kind of fun comic I like to read. Too bad more people didn’t feel like I did.
Well, I hope you liked this review, and if you are on Goodreads, friend me any time to talk about my reviews or comic books.
About Connor (In his dad’s words):
Connor is a preteen who enjoys graphic novels (DC Comics are preferred), superhero movies (Captain America is his favorite), watching episodes of The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl as well as the NFL, NCAA football, and the NBA on t.v., will happily accept any and all caps (because you just can’t have too many caps), and whose favorite music revolves around pop favorites of the moment (Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop The Feeling! is his current fav.) And, no, Connor did not have any input into my paragraph about him. Being a dad does have it’s privileges.