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Justice League America

“Look Homeward, Leaguers”

Volume 1, Issue 56, November 1991
Released September 17, 1991

Cover Price: $1.00
Guide Price: $2.00 (as of 2011) Rating
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Justice League America, Vol. 1, #56. Image © DC Comics



Writers: J. M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen
Penciller: Chris Wozniak
Inker: Bruce D. Patterson
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Assistant Editor: Kevin Dooley
Editor: Andrew Helfer

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Cover Description: Martian Manhunter sits on a rocky outcropping overlooking Justice Mountain, home of the Secret Sanctuary cave. (No Booster Gold.) The Secret Sanctuary is in the shadow of what appears to be the south end of the Manhattan skyline, including the World Trade Center. Yet the cave is supposedly located in Happy Harbor, Rhode Island, several hundred miles north of New York City and nearer to Metropolis.

Brief Synopsis: The United Nations revokes the Justice League International charter and dissolves both branches of the League.

Booster Gold's role in this story:
Cameo (Booster Gold makes a minor appearance)

Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit

Issue Notes: "Breakdowns: Part 7": This is the seventh issue of a multi-part story crossing through Justice League America and Justice League Europe dealing with changes in the League following the loss of Lord's guidance.

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Image Copyright DC Comics

Page 6, panel 2
Since the disbanding of the Justice League, Blue Beetle has been living in the apartment of Booster Gold. Booster refers to Beetle as "Oscar Madison's evil twin!" The character of Oscar Madison is the sloppy, unrefined half of the "Odd Couple" from stage and screen.

Page 6, panel 5
Blue Beetle applied for membership in the Booster Gold-led Conglomerate, but he has failed his physical due to consistent weight issues that have plagued him for several months. Claire Montgomery will leave it to Booster to break the bad news to Beetle.

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Boosterrific Review: In a callous and transparent attempt to evoke an emotional response from the reader, the Justice League is dissolved and reformed over the course of this single issue. It's great to see these characters express their affection for one another in this hackneyed affirmation of the Justice League International "family," but it would have been much better didn't have the feel of a required but uninspired chapter in the larger "Breakdowns" storyline.

Boosterrific Rating:

  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
Gold Standard.

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