Todd & Joe Have Issues 02/02/17 Justice League #1
Over the last 50 some years of comics, there have been dozens of “Justice League ‘blanks.'” America, United, Task Force, Dark, 3000. But only one (OK two, but stay with me) just plain, old Justice League.
Hot off the heels of Crisis on Infinite Earth, Keith Giffen, JM DeMatties and Kevin Maguire were tasked with relaunching the Justice League. But no Superman. And no Wonder Woman. And no Flash. You can have a Green Lantern, just not the one EVERYONE knows. Good luck, boys! And you know what…
They KILLED it. By taking Batman & Martian Manhunter and surroudning him with a bunch of (at the time) nobodys, they created a book that encapulated everything. Humor, action, adventure, horror, but most importantly, injected ‘character’ into characters that had none before. And the personalities grafted onto many of these folks are still the template used to this very day. The definition of a genre defining book.
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