Comic Book Reviews - Justice League International Annual #1 Review
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As the team finishes up dealing with a hostage crisis in South Africa, they eventually make it back to their new headquarters. Guy Gardner is not too happy with Booster, a much different change from the last issue of the series. Booster has been given permission to bring in new members (The Olympian and Blue Beetle), and Gardner takes off feeling betrayed (seemingly from all the losses the core team has endured together). Booster also keeps trying to tell the team the Justice League is coming to help them out, and will also meet with them. That does not seem to be the case especially when OMAC kills August General in Iron. The revelation of OMAC’s true nature is then revealed, and it takes his entire team being defeated and Blue Beetle being sent back to the Trench home planet for him to finally understand his false believing in Superman coming to save the day is false. Godiva is finally able to get him to focus on the situation by kissing him. Booster defeats OMAC, and is able to bring the influence of Brother Eye outside of OMAC. Luckily, Batman has Cyborg’s father take a look at Kho, and there is no certainty he will get better. Batman’s meeting with Brother Eye puts this further into doubt. However, Booster isn’t too lucky as his future self comes back to tell him that Superman and Wonder Woman’s sudden romance will bring problems for them all. It doesn’t seem this series (even though it’s cancelled) will be gone for good.
Geoff Johns and Dan DiDio do an excellent job with the book. While they largely ignore (with no mention of) the events of the previous series, they tear the team apart in great fashion, and also tie it to Johns’ Justice League narrative going on. Where this team is going could be anywhere.
Jason Fabok does an excellent job doing the art as usual for his work. He has an ability to draw any character, and make them iconic like David Finch, his mentor, does. However, his Godiva (in the make out scene) looks almost like a guy with a blonde wig on. That is weird but otherwise, his art is solid.
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