A Few Big Blunders In The New Justice League International Omnibus

The Justice League International Omnibus Vol 1 excited many, collecting the classic run by Keith Giffen, J M DeMatteis, and, initially, Kevin Maguire. But there may have been a few no-s-Bwah-ha-ha-ha moments in the production.

For the first time ever, the entire Justice League International saga, presented by master storytellers Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire, is collected in chronological order.

In the wake of a world crisis, a new generation of the World’s Greatest Superheroes takes center stage. But it’s the most unlikely grouping of heroes you’ll ever see! Batman, Blue Beetle, Martian Manhunter, Guy Gardner, Black Canary, Mister Miracle, Doctor Fate, Booster Gold, Dr. Light, Shazam and more unite to form an all-new Justice League!

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL OMNIBUS VOLUME ONE collects JUSTICE LEAGUE #1-6, JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #7-25, JUSTIC LEAGUE AMERICA #26-30, JUSTICE LEAGUE ANNUAL #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL #2-3, JUSTICE LEAGUE EUROPE #1-6 and SUICIDE SQUAD #13.

Taptalk message boards have been totting them up.

Aside from issues regarding lettering reproduction, placement of the “Bonus Books”, and reproduction of all the credits, there are some specific issues. These include poor quality scans being used for JLI #9 and #12 rather than the files from previous volumes or used on ComiXology.

There’s this one, showing Guy Gardner being lost in thought, from a previous collection, The Secret Gospel of Maxwell Lord. The original is on the left and the Justice League International Omnibus version is on the right.

I don’t know, that somehow makes him more Guy Gardner.

And JLI #21, pages 6 and 7 are out of order. They were in the correct order in the previous collection.

It would be a hell of a lot to recall and reprint. DC Comics has done similar before, but it has also been known for severe reprimands to come down. Bob Greenberger lost his job over pages of of the Golden Age Hawkman Archives printed in an incorrect order just over a decade ago…

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