|Cover by Kevin Maguire, Terry Austin|
I never read Justice League on a regular basis. In fact, I think I own just a couple of issues from this volume. However, as you can see below, it's a fairly important series. Not because it has the first appearance of Gray Man, who would die just a few issues later, but because we are first introduced to Maxwell Lord who continues to wreak havoc on the DC universe today.
|Cover by Adam Hughes|
Justice League #1: 1st appearance of Maxwell Lord
Justice League #2: 1st appearance of Gray Man
Justice League #5: Origin of the "One Punch". Batman knocks Guy Gardner on his ass with one punch.
Justice League International #10: 1st appearance of G'nort
Justice League International #12: Origin of Maxwell Lord
Justice League International #14: 1st appearance of Lord Manga Khan, 1st appearance of L-Ron
Justice League International #16: 1st appearance of Queen Bee
Justice League International #18 - 19: Lobo is hired to kill the Justice League. Lobo fights Guy Gardner.
Justice League International #23: 1st appearance of Injustice League, 1st appearance of The Mighty Bruce
Justice League International #24: 1st appearance of Justice League Europe.
Justice League America #27: "The Exorcist" homage cover
Justice League America #36: 1st appearance of Skarlet Skier, 1st appearance
of Mister Nebula
Justice League America #37: 1st appearance of Power Girl's pet, The Cat.
Justice League America #38: Steel dies
Justice League America #46: 1st appearance of General Glory
Justice League America #61: Cover is homage to Justice League of America #1 (1960)
Justice League America #70: "Funeral for a Friend" storyline after death of Superman.
|Cover by Dan Jurgens|
and Rick Burchett
Justice League America #86: 1st appearance of William Everett III (Amazing Man)
Justice League America #91: 1st appearance of Triumph
Justice League America #93: 1st appearance of Scarabus
Justice League America #96: 1st appearance of Judgement
Justice League America #100: Maxwell Lord becomes Lord Havok
Justice League America #105: 1st appearance of Civet
Justice League America #108: 1st appearance of Queen of Spades
Justice League International Annual #3: 1st appearance of Kooey Kooey Kooey
Justice League America Annual #7: 1st appearance of Terrorsmith, Krag, Shadowstryke, Slingshot
Runs by notable writers and artists:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis: #1 - #60
Kevin Maguire: #1 - #24
Adam Hughes: #31 - #45
Dan Jurgens: #61 - #77
Dan Vado: #78 - #91
The Lobo fight with Guy Gardner was the first comic I ever read, and I've always been a fan of these two since!ReplyDelete