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EXCLUSIVE: 'Justice League International' #2 4-Page Preview

Does Booster Gold prove to be a good leader, or will he fail his first mission?

Generally when superhero teams are formed its because the members want it to happen, not because they are deceived into joining. Unless of course it's the Justice League International; in which case, the latter is exactly what happened. Led by Booster Gold, Justice League International is a multi-racial superhero team recruited and controlled by the United Nations -- meaning this superhero team, unlike the Justice League, is one of the first to be operated and organized by a an intergovernmental organization (IGO). So, while Booster may be leading a team, he still has to answer to a higher power. Talk about pressure!

The first issue not only introduced us to all the team's characters, it also gave readers a glimpse at their interactions with one another and how they will get along (or won't) as a team. Additionally, while Booster may be brave enough to slap his mug onto anything that will make him money (except of course male diapers), that doesn't mean he's completely comfortable leading a new team. In the upcoming issue of Justice League International #2 readers will witness first hand just how reluctant Booster really is, as he second guesses himself when the U.N. sends him and his teammates on their first mission. What will happen? What will the pressures be like for Booster and Co.? Will they succeed?


DC Comics has given Comic Vine an exclusive first look at the second issue which is set to hit stands on October 5th, 2011. Find what it means for Booster to be on a team and judge for yourself whether he's got his priorities straight! Check out the full 4-page preview below and let us know if you plan on picking up issue #2 of Justice League International on October 5th?

== TEASER ==

Written by DAN JURGENS



The United Nations' new international team of heroes must learn to work together – and fast – if they're going to discover the mystery behind the giant alien Signalmen who are appearing all over the globe. Can Booster Gold lead his team to victory, or will they fall?

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Posted By Ran

I already loved issue 1. Looks like number 2 shouldn't be disappointing  
oh and FIRST

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Posted By papad1992

GOSH.... No pressure!!!
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Posted By FalcomAdol

I also really liked issue 1.

Has a very Giant Sized X-Men #1 feel to it. Team of super powered adults with their own agendas and unclear abilities brought together by a somewhat shady dude to accomplish his own questionable agenda.

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Posted By mikeclark1982

i would get issue one, but IT IS NEVER AT MY COMIC SHOP! the new 52 has made dc comics a hot commodity in memphis!

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Well this title is one of my holds so of course I'll get it. But I like what I'm seeing from these panels so far. I always have enjoyed stories where superheroes struggle in the line of duty. Makes their road to greatness all the more worthy in my opinion. I'll be interested to see how Carter takes to leading the JLI though, for I'm definitely not used to seeing him in a commanding capacity, especially since he still answers to a higher power in this collective security arrangement.

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Posted By BatUniverse

It looks great! Booster Gold's new suit is Awesome!

I like the conversation between Batman and Booster...

You don't even know your team's capabilities

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Posted By Green ankh


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Posted By Scarlet_Rogue

So psyched for this!

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Posted By higher_evolutionary


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Edited By hitechlolife

Pfft. like Batman's gonna run from some robot. He went back robot-repellant-ed that thing off panel.

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Posted By Rixec

I'm psyched for #2! Booster has a lot to deal with, but I'm sure he'll work it out.

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Posted By IamKryptonite

Looks pretty good.

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Posted By Or35ti

Reminds me of the classic X-Men stories :) I'll probably buy this.

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Posted By Jake Fury

This looks much better than issue #1.  
Whe Batman tells you to sit down, YOU.SIT.DOWN.
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Posted By ARMIV2

I like how Batman is being so supportive here.

I oughta pick this up sometime.

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I've never been a fan of JLI but this second issue doesnt look terrible

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Posted By Mbecks14

Lopresti's art has improved drastically!

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Edited By Jordanstine

I like Booster Gold's new design.

It's like an amalgam of Buck's Captain America suit combined with Justice (Vance Astrovic).

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Posted By Daveyo520

huh, this may make me pick up the second issue. It kinda made me warm up to Booster a bit and I hate him.

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Posted By shol

I loved the first issue so I'm really excited to read this one. I can't wait for it to be released next week!

By the way, I'm glad that Batman has taken a back seat and has become sort of a mentor to Booster. Their interactions with one another are great and I hope to see more.

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Posted By fodigg

Looks good.

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Posted By LordTaronji101

not bad

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Posted By PrinceGumball

I personally love Booster's new look! Canadians! :)

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Posted By Fantasgasmic

I figured out one of the reasons I hate Booster's redesign!

Almost every other hero got a costume that looked more modern. From spandex and speedos to more shirt/pants (armor-esque or not). Booster went the other way around. He had the blue top, gold pants look before, and now he's wearing a spandex onesie. That and the blue accent line W around his neck looks stupid.

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Posted By TheMess1428

But everyone wants to know when we're gonna get the ONE PUNCH! :)

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Posted By ArtisticNeedham

So is this JLI from square 1? Or does it tie into the past stories by Giffen and Maguire?

I know now that, I think, Teen Titans is the first time this team is together but not the first time there was a Teen Titans, I think. And all of the stuff from GL happened like Blackest Night and etc. All the stuff from Batman happened like him dying and coming back and Damien. Everything from Hawk and Dove except for Monarch happened. And I think everything from Flash except things involving Iris happened. Does anyone know if this JLI ties into past JLI stuff or is it new here like there was never a JLI before and Max Lord never was there and neither was Ted Kord?

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Posted By Samimista

Booster Gold is awesome.

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Posted By garrison12795

Justice League International vs. a sentinel? :P

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Posted By Maki_P

I admit this is the book that gives me most hope (I haven't had the chance to read JLD)

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Posted By cagedleo730

@ArtisticNeedham: So far it looks like a completely new and independent from previous continuity version.

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Posted By Skaddix

Yep Booster is a failure what a surprise

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Posted By Eyz

Loving the character's interaction, Booster as leader, etc..

Throw in some reference to the past JLI and I'm all set!

(YES it seems to completely erase the original book BUT I won't believe it until explicitly said story-wise)

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Posted By Gonshyk

Can't wait to see more of IL!!

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Posted By TheBlueAngel93

I like that they show that Booster is a true and serious hero. He may be in it for the glory, but at the heart of it all he's a hero to the end. Seeing him under so much stress and pressure only to make the hard decision in the end, perfect! ^_^

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Posted By Capitão Sicron

Blarg! Booster Gold is annoying!