Issue #5 gives us the big showdown between the Justice League International and Peraxxus, the weird Galactus-lookin’ spice miner planning to blow up the world with four giant robots and sell off the mineral debris to the highest bidder.
Honestly, the story arc could have been wrapped up last issue, but things work out well here as the team comes together to save the planet and prove that this whole JLI thing might not be such a bad idea.
No, it’s still not as good as Keith Giffen‘s fabulous run on the title, but writer Dan Jurgens is starting to put these pieces together and focus on the relationships in this hodge-podge of heroes from many nations. He’s even got me caring about August General in Iron and Godiva. Now if someone could retrofit Booster Gold‘s costume to its pre-New 52 days!
The opening arc hasn’t been great, but it hasn’t had the huge ups and downs of the less consistent Justice League, either. The final panel makes me thing we’ll soon see another old friend from the Giffen days as well. Worth a look.