Quote:At the time I loved Justice League and JLI, but over the years I have found the Giffen/Demattes Bwa-ha-ha era has not aged well.
I bought this and thought it was good. I haven't looked at it since then, though.
Quote:However, it was still better than Justice League Detroit, which accidentally turned the JLA into a joke. :/
I liked this too. As a matter of fact, I'm a Gerry Conway fan in general. This particular series harkened back, it seemed to me, to the Cap/Wanda/Clint/Pietro era of the Avengers.
Actually, I find I can never maintain an interest in the Justice League when it's going by the Big Guns philosophy. If it were up to me, the Justice League would be Batman, Aquaman, and the Martian Manhunter, plus whatever up and coming heroes DC wants to showcase. I would never include Superman, Wonder Woman, any of the Green Lanterns, or the Flash. These heroes are just too invincible, especially together. If space on the team needed to be filled, Hawkman and the Atom would be OK, though I would prefer their spots be filled by up and comers. So what I'm saying is, DeMatteis and Conway had the right idea, in my opinion - especially Conway.
I had nothing against Justice League Detroit in principle. The concept worked before; take a team that is floundering, add new members (Teen Titans, X-Men) to shake them up. But if you looks at The X-Men Thunderbird, Wolverine, Colossus, Nightcrawler and Storm all had potential. If you look at Teen Titans Raven, Cyborg and Starfire had potential. Gypsy, Vibe, Vixen and Steel were lame. Well, Vixen in Ostrander's hands wasn't bad.
And being someone who has lived in the Metro Detroit area his entire life I can tell you the comic looked absolutely nothing like Detroit. They would have been better off having the comic take place in one of their fictional cities. In fact, seeing as how Aquaman is, you know, an ocean type guy, having it take place in Coast City may have been a good idea.
And it certainly did not help that Luke McDonnell was doing the art in the latter half of the run. That guy was a horrible artist. I bought Suicide Squad despite him.