Another Monday, another sneak peek at one of DC’s upcoming books - we knew there was a reason we got out of bed today (besides our apartment being on fire, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH MRS. KAWOLSKI IN #6B). Today, we’re looking at Dan Jurgens and Aaron Lopresti’s Justice League International #8, out April 4 in both print and digital.
The Justice League has been such a collection of powerhouses for so long now – Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, et al – that it’s easy to forget that, for a while there, it was less an epic saga of godlike proportions, and more an amusing sitcom of second stringers trying to save their asses while bickering about the washing up. But in the late 80s,that’s exactly what it became, thanks to JLI, a team that “starred” the likes of Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Ice, Fire and even, for a while, Bloodwynd, who doesn’t even merit inclusion in giant, show-the-entire-roster splash pages during company crossovers anymore.
Despite its apparent niche appeal, nostalgia for the title has endured, not least because it gave us a more human look at superheroes, and a nicely fun counterpoint to all the “grim’n’gritty” stuff going on everywhere else at the time. That’s why we’re happy to have it back – especially if it’s going to guest-star Batwing, who, as we may have pointed out before, we’re rather fond of.