In the early Nineties the Justice League series was so popular that it birthed a number of spins-offs, including Mister Miracle, Martian Manhunter and, of course, Justice League Europe. My favourite, though, was Justice League Quarterly which, over 17 issues, gave us both solo and team tales of League members and allies. Of course, the quality varied, but where else could you see General Glory stories in the style of Jack Kirby, Frank Miller and Rob Liefeld (and the actual Curt Swan); Crimson Fox on the trail of a serial killer; and Blue Beetle on a blind date?
The house ad that ran before the series, though, promised something different – 72-page stories. Well, the first issue certainly delivered, as writers Keith Giffen and JM DeMatteis and artists Chris Sprouse and Bruce Patterson gave us not just Justice League America and Justice League Europe, but Booster Gold’s new team, The Conglomerate.
If you’ve read the issue, you know how good it is. If not, let the Irredeemable Shag and myself convince you on the latest episode of the JLI Bwah-Ha-Ha Podcast. Who were the members of the Conglomerate? How did the League react to their formation? What was the funniest moment? What the heck does ‘praxis’ mean, anyway? Listen to the episode at Apple ITunes and other podcatchers, or click on this link to visit the Fire and Network showpage, where you can listen to the episode and leave a comment.
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