Who’s Who in the Justice League International

In this WHO'S WHO "flashback" special, we celebrate the entries of JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL! Shag and Rob present a heroic look back at 35 different JLI-related pages from WHO'S WHO IN THE DC UNIVERSE! Plus, in the 1990s JUSTICE LEAGUE EUROPE *never* received their own loose leaf WHO'S WHO page. Well, Isamu Yukinori strives to put right what once went wrong as we reveal a brand new custom loose leaf WHO'S WHO page for the JLE!

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7 responses to “Who’s Who in the Justice League International

  1. Really, guys? An almost three hour podcast of a clip show. Who in their right mind would listen to that? Apparantly I would, but those who know me have often accused me of not being in my right mind, so. Enjoyable show.

    Elongatedman was always suppossed to be the world’s second greatest detective on a par with Batman. In fact, Dan Didio did an interview after Countdown to Infinite Crisis when he was asked why DC decided to kill Blue Beetle. He revealed that BB was actually substituted for Elongatedman. The original idea was to kill Ralph. But with all the backlash they were getting about killing Sue in Idenity Crisis they didn’t want to alienate the fans any further.
    The line Maxwell Lord uses, “I always expected you to be the one to discover me, well, you or Batman” is probably still part of the original script. The quote may not be exact. I don’t have a physical copy.

    Queen Bee was a name used several times in precrisis history. Some versions going way back to the golden age. Most of them were one-off or disposable characters. The one that stuck around was Zazzala, the alien queen from Justice League of America. That is probably the one Shag was thinking of.

    1. Ralph biting the Bullet would have been really awful after the mess of killing Sue right enough. I’m not sure I would have been willing to sacrifice Ralph if it meant Ted lived however and we wouldn’t have gotten Jaime Reyes…. so I can sort of forgive Didio… but man that’s hard to do.

  2. Impressive podcast. Most impressive. Ah the JLI who’s who. Clip show cool. I could do my normal Fire is so cool bit, but that goes with out saying. Ah Big Barda kind and of looks like I wish I was built. Cool file card and Awsome character.

    Yep the Fire one is well drawn and she looks great as always. Shagg was right she’s hot. So is Ted. Though it’s hard to look at that image the same way after hearing the who’s hot gals and Sciscod review that issue. But now I see what the ladies were talking about. Oh my. Moving on Obaron looks fine. Ah the Max bit is cool kind of a young Donny Trump. I’m now a recovering republican. On my way to becoming a librarian. Keeping my guns. But not a fan of being called a mutant by the republican representatives.

    Not judging Republicans as a recovering one, but Oy. Anyway, Max is cool. Sad the evil computer he seemed to kill here came back in a clone body of his or was that that one mage making a magic construct that shot Ted? Nope not real Max.

    Ah Knort…. Next.

    Guy looks cool as always. Ah the General Glory fandom explanation works well for the hair. Yep he does need more understanding for all the stuff he’s been through. Geez. Glad he and Ice found each other. Speaking of she looks cool too.

    Em pretty sure she’d keep them alive even if these two guys are pound scum. But, freezing them to death not her style. Guy maybe but not Ice. Ah probably not.

    Onto Booster still sad the Booster and Harley Quinn romance didn’t keep going. I shipped them. Ah well. The hair cut is fine. Though a bit out of style in the 80s. Unless you’re in the army. In the 90s it was cool, but glad they changed it. Still great drawing and iconic costume. Hmmm yeah Jergans does work better on his own. When he inks and draws.

    In like John Byrne. Whom is at his best with Terry Austin inking him. The Grey man. I only know him from that one issue of JLI. So no comment . Ah Manga Khan. Always a funny character. And his side kick. Always want to say “Khaaaaaaan! “ whenever I see him. lol.

    What Rob Kelly went to Joe Kubert? Why is this the first I’m hearing of this? Anyway yep Shagg your older and calmer. I’m no longer a Right wing girl and Rob moved to Florida. Weird. But cool. Lots of stuff you’d never think would happen.

    Hmm , is to bad the Creeper was never in the JLI could see Guy having to put up with him lol. Or Pour J’ohn that would be funny. The JLa page is cool. Glad Mr. Y brought y’all the JLE listings. A cool fan made addition. Next.

    The GG bit is cool too. I first saw him in Lobo’s back No. 2. Ware Lobo is reenactment as a woman and in WW2. And GG and his side kick make a feast appearance. Was a fun book. The costume is fine. Fits a basic Golden Age aesthetic. So not as iconic as Caps, but it’s fine. Next.

    Ah Cathy’s page hmm sadly the inker and pencil don’t work good together. Maybe if Austin had a different Inker it could have worked. Al’s a great pencil as y’all say. But his inking style and Terry’s don’t mix. But, Terry gave her a great pose just as good as they are apart together it fails. Next Cheese and what? Sorry Shagg I’m with Rob on this. Never heard that.

    And I watch Dr. who , are you being served, Blackadder , Blake 7, and some of Doc Martin, Father Brown, Midsomer Murder, Sherlock, perot and some other stuff my family sits threw. Never even heard that on Ab Fab. Or you having us on sir? Almost said taking the … etc, but that one wouldn’t fit the family narrative of the Podcast. Maybe Martin or someone from England could explain if that’s a thing. Still think Shagg is just having a laugh. Right then.

    Captain Adam, looks like he’s about to say,” Alas pour Yorik, I knew him well heratio.” Next,
    Ah Rex, he looks fine. That’s all I’ve got. Next, Flash can never see him without hearing the Queen song. Glad they played it on the CW show. The outfit looks fine. It’s iconic.

    Fits the character… next.

    Ah power girl as a teen I would trace this pose and make my own O.C.s it’s a cool pose. Not a fan of the outfit, but the pose and lay out and expression in P. G. S face makes this one awesome. Ah Ralf the pose of him and Sue works great. The costume is one of his best. that’s not saying much, but still, Next.

    Ah Rocket Red look fits the character. Next.

    Animal Man geeat now I hear that theme in my head. Next. Crimson Fox so why isn’t she not on anything Red or at lest fox like clothes? Ah well..

    Next Blue Jay hey he was in the JLI. Hi almost forgot. Ah pour S.S. Cool character but the bunny ears costume only works for Dumb Bunny. Still she was awesome and her death was a great send off. Also cool drawing of them both. Next

    Kilawag cool. Next.
    I had the Conglomerate comic it was awesome. Sad it didn’t get picked up. Booster as leader could have been interesting . And Vibes brother was more like alive than him. Their costumes worked as did their powers. Even with Booster dating Max’s Ex. Next.

    Queen Bee. Hey look Vera Wyld became a super villain after leaving Tough like a girl. Wonder ware Lis fits into this? Ha she’ll be to bussy with the Council of Geeks to know I made that joke so no reprisals! Bwaaahhaaaa!!’ And their folks try to think of Queen Bee without hearing her voice now.

    Next .

    Diapero em.,. What is he doing to the earth there exactly? Should we call an adult to protect Mother Earth from what ever is going on here? Au my eyes next.

    Oops Marvel villains got. Posted by mistake. lol I regret nothing! Next.

    Mr. Nebula if he’s a designer then all I can say is physician heal they self. Same for the Scarlet Skier next.

    The JL Antarctica…. Yeah they left them there for a reason… next.

    The JLI bit is Awesome glad fire is center stage. Anyway can’t wait for the next episode.

  3. Just hope those hunters Tora froze stay frozen until the Five Years Later era, so they can see how their hunting flies under Dominator rule.

  4. I feel like the Monty Python Sketch where Michael Palin arrives for an argument – I came here for a JLI podcast not a Who’s Who Clip show!

    But like all of the greatest Who’s Who episodes its close to 3hrs long and certainly was able to fill up a lot of time as I got on with house work and a jog over a week. I did feel cheated out of one of the regular artists on the Catherine Cobert piece. It doesn’t seem very,,, Catherine – and Williamson’s inking almost makes me feel it is Giffen like art. She deserved Bart Sears or Adam Hughes or even better the first artist to draw her Kevin Maguire!

    More importantly while this was billed as clip show – the long listen was rewarded by the XUM’S WHO entry coverage which is just glorious (well there’s no General Glory but you know what I mean). That there isn’t an official DC version always puzzled me I had thought the loose leaf version of the JLE would be the reverse of the JLA art with the JLA in the monitor. But Isamu knocked it out of the park – all the Kudos need to go to him. It was wonderful to the point I’ve tried to figure out what card stock I can get to print this on for my own loose leaf binders.

    So in summary – well done Shag and Rob for managing to keep me entertained in a warm up act replying their minor hits before the star of the show arrives and makes it all worth while! Again amazing work Isamu!

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