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Justice League Europe

“Red Winter 6: The Ice Breaks”

Volume 1, Issue 50, May 1993
Released April 6, 1993

Cover Price: $2.50
Guide Price: $3.00 (as of 2003) Rating
  • Currently 2.0/5 Stars.

Justice League Europe, Vol. 1, #50. Image © DC Comics



Writer: Gerard Jones
Penciller: Ron Randall
Inker: Randy Elliott
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Letterer: Willie Schubert
Editor: Brian Augustyn

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Cover Description: As Sonar screams in the background, various DC Universe heroes dash forwards. Pictured are, clockwise from top right, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern II, Fire, Dr. Light IV, Tasmanian Devil, Flash I, Elongated Man, Black Canary II, Atom I, Metamorpho, Flash III, Dr. Mid-Nite, Guy Gardner, Mister Miracle, Green Lantern I, and Power Girl. (No Booster Gold.)

Brief Synopsis: The assembled Justice League and Justice Society assault Sonar, self-appointed ruler of the former Soviet Union.

Booster Gold's role in this story:
Supporting (Booster Gold plays a lesser role)

Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit

Issue Notes: This is the last issue of this series to be titled Justice League Europe. With the next issue, this series will be retitled to Justice League International, Vol. 2, in order to reflect the change in the groups' focus to a more international scope.

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Page 13, panel 4
POWER UP: The Justice League America arrives in Russia only to find themselves faced with an inevitable battle against Sonar's minions. Heroes present include Agent Liberty, Bloodwynd II, Booster Gold, Fire, Flash III, Guy Gardner, Maxima, Maya, and Wonder Woman. Booster Gold appears to be flying into battle, so his Legion Flight Ring presumably survived the battle against Doomsday even if the rest of his arsenal did not.

Page 15, panel 1
FASHION ALERT: The JLA joins battle against Sonar's brainwashed minions, comprised of members of the Eurocrime (Brautwurst), Global Guardians (Olympian, Owlwoman, Rising Sun, Wild Huntsman), Injustice League (Multi-Man), Royal Flush Gang and Copperhead. Other brainwashed combatants pictured in following panels include Baron Bedlam, Big Sir, Bushmaster, Calimari, Cluemaster, Dr. Mist, Godiva, Gyro, Impala, Jack O'Lantern L'Escargot, Little Mermaid, Lutefisk, Major Disaster, Thunderlord, Toad-in-the-Hole, and Tuatara. Booster Gold appears to be flying, and is wearing his power bracelets, though they fire nothing. As seen last issue, Booster's replica costume includes solid-gold leggings in place of his previous blue boots.

Page 17, panel 2
Crimson Fox arrives and swings the tide of battle in favor of the heroes.

Page 21, panel 4
Fire is shown fighting the Global Guardians in her green fire form. Just as Booster's weaponry was destroyed in the JLA's battle with Doomsday, Fire's power was also lost. Her use of her powers in this issue while Booster's weaponry is destroyed is something of a quandary. This inconsistency is likely the fault of inconsistent editing on the part of the Justice League editor Brian Augustyn.

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Page 32, panel 7
Booster Gold interrupts an argument between Crimson Fox and Flash. He uncharacteristically uses the word "chums" to describe his companions. ("While in Europe,..." I guess.)

Page 34, panel 1
The JLA and Global Guardians fight the Sonar-controlled Justice Society of America and Justice League reserve members. Combatants shown include Agent Liberty versus General Glory, Bloodwynd II versus two Rocket Reds (which results in the destruction of one of the onion domes of St. Basil's cathedral in Moscow's Red Square), Booster Gold versus Dr. Mid-Nite, Guy Gardner versus Green Lantern I, Maxima versus Rocket Reds and Wildcat I, and Wonder Woman versus Tasmanian Devil. Other mind-controlled combatants fighting for Sonar include Atom I, Black Canary II, Flash I, Huntress II, and Metamorpho.

Page 40, panel 2
Interrupting the battle, Aquaman and Mister Miracle confront Guy Gardner and Wonder Woman with the unconscious body of Rocket Red #4.

Page 48, panel 1
Booster Gold is present as Elongated Man dispatches Sonar with Sue Dibny at his side. While Dr. Light IV checks Sonar's pulse, various heroes recover from the battle. Pictured are Aquaman, Crimson Fox, Flash I, Flash III, Green Lantern II, Metamorpho, Olympian, Power Girl, and Rocket Red #4.

Page 49, panel 5
The exchange of dialogue between Dr. Mid-Nite and Bloodwynd indicates that the events of this issue occur prior to Justice League America #74, also published with a May 1993 cover date.

Page 51, panel 1
Though members of Justice League America are not shown on panel, they are present for Catherine Colbert's announcement that the Justice League Europe's United Nations charter has been expanded to cover the globe as the Justice League International. They are also present for the re-resignation of Aquaman and the induction of Maya and Tasmanian Devil into the League before teleporting back to New York City.

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Boosterrific Review: It is easy to forget that there is any story behind the series of action-pose pin-ups that comprise this issue. Sadly, the art of these pin-ups is not good enough to excuse this lackluster effort in the final, disappointing issue of Justice League Europe.

Boosterrific Rating:

  • Currently 2.0/5 Stars.

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