The JLI has one last chance to stop the alien powerhouse known as Peraxxus before he and his SignalMen bring about the end of the world.

Will the team be able to work together, or will they bear the responsibility for Earth’s destruction?

Written by DAN JURGENS

Price: $2.99
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mgriffith01/07/12NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 3.6
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  1. this title should be better than it is, I love these characters, but this is the last issue to hook me before i drop

    • Agreed.

    • Yeah, this has been a slog.

    • I’m curious – what exactly is your issue with the book? The plot? The structure? The writting? What is it about it that makes you think it should be better then it is?

      I for one am loving this book and the very Silver Age retro feel of it. I think Jurgens, and true vertern of the industry, is doing a fantastic job weaving a fun, exciting, and well thought-out team book here.

    • I don’t like that I don’t care even at all that this book comes out every month

    • If you don’t like it, drop it.

      If you don’t care at all, don’t buy this issue either.

      People are silly.

    • @wangman31888, so eloquently put.

    • haha so frustrated that this book isn’t at its potential i whipped out the double negative!!!

      @ScorpionMasada: How is it silly? I don’t like this book, but I like the characters enough to give it one last shot

    • @wingman
      hey bro, sorry, I don’t mean to seem like I’m picking a fight with you. I guess I’m just sorta fed up with people saying a comic sucks on this site but not backing up that statement with some reasons why it sucks.

      I honestly want to hear your reasons why this comic isn’t working for you? Is it the team dynamic? The interplay with the characters? The larger then life Jurgens villian?

      ( Not that you are going to change my mind and all of the sudden I’m going to be like, “Oh fuck! Wingman was right! JLI has been sucking balls this whole time I never saw it!”)


    • oh sorry, I mean WANGman. (But maybe you should consider changing to WINGman. haha)

    • I think there are a couple of issues with this book. I imagine I’d like it a lot more if 1) I wasn’t already familiar with the characters, 2) there weren’t already a number of superior JLI stories out there, and 3) I was newer to comic books. It’s not bad, but it IS—in my opinion!—really, really boring. It’s bloated, the pacing is slow, there isn’t a ton of chemistry between the characters (chemistry that has always driven this team in the past, even as recently as Generation Lost), the villain is fairly by-the-numbers, etc. I don’t think I’d have the same complaints as a new reader, so maybe this isn’t “for me,” but I do think this could be a bit more “fun” than it is. It’s just a bit… vanilla?

      Also, as an incidental point, I do wish I had a better idea as to how this fits into the status quo of the DCnU (does Batman leave the Johns Justice League at some point in the “five year” bridge?), but that’s not a huge problem.

    • @glunders
      YES! This is what I’m talking about! Thank you! Finally someone that can back up their opinion of a comic with some solid reasons.

    • @glunders: Batman has a long history of being on multiple teams at the same time. Like Wolverine.

    • I’m aware! But the point stands that, aside from a brief appearance in the first Justice League Dark, it’s a bit unclear how the “main” Justice League is fitting into things in the modern-day DCnU. Like I said, not a big deal.

    • @ghostman: no worries, i didn’t think ur post was picking a fight anyways

      I actually feel like this isn’t working because some spark is missing, I guess I didn’t expand cuz it’s hard to put my finger on it. Maybe because everything is kinda average, the art, the dialogue, the action, the villains are all okay. It would almost be easier to just straight up hate this book. I mean, I barely remember what is going on in the story anymore, and that’s usually a good indicator for me to stop reading.

      FYI: my user name is wangman (a play on wingman) cuz my last name is wang 😉

  2. The character interactions are actually pretty decent(even if Godiva’s interest in Booster is a bit heavy-handed), but it still feels like its missing…something. Hard to explain, but this title still feels “standard”. I expect that from regular Justice League, but JLI needs to stand apart.

    • I think “standard” is actually a pretty excellent term to describe what’s going on here.

    • “Generic” might be a better word. I had middling expectations, but really liked the first issue. Since then I’ve been bored and don’t care what happens next. Very disappointed because I liked the first issue so much.

  3. I like this book, but I’m not overly-compelled to get issues of it on the week it comes out. It’s a solid super-hero comic that sits pretty much near the bottom of my pull list.

    It’s like comfort food I keep around the house. Comfort food for my monthly stack of comics; I’d miss it if it were not there, but it is not at all a staple item.

  4. I might drop after the first 6 issues. Though I like it much. I’m sort of in the mood for something more epic and literary.

  5. I heard a lot of good things about Winnick’s take on this group — even from those who normally don’t like his work. But I haven’t heard anything good about the nu 52 run.

    • Generation Lost was solid, but it’s another example of a book with this team that really suffered from decompression. Frankly, if you’re not too familiar with the JLI, there’s no better place to go than the Giffen/DeMatteis stuff.

  6. I’ve been loving this series so far but I’m under the impression that it could have concluded at 4 issues instead of 5… It felt like it was dragging a bit for some reason.

    But hey, I’m loving the retro feel of it, just a good, simple and fun team book! 😀

  7. I have a complaint about this book… should have had Jaime and brought some Blue and Gold to the party.

  8. Thud! This book took a nose dive. It went from pure fun to clunky uninspired ending and wooden dialog. I think I’m dropping this as I fell out of the mood with this issue. I’m vibing more towards comics that are literary at the moment. Not to mention Finch’s cover which doesn’t do much for me.

  9. the memory of how much I liked the brightest day version of this team has faded and now, the book just sorta sucks. five issues in and it feels like nothing has happened.

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