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Every week, I will spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature. Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com if you have a suggestion for a future installment!
Today we look at one of my all-time favorite issues from the Justice League International era – the time that a bunch of members of Justice League Europe ended up in the same French class as the Injustice League! Hilarity courtesy of writers Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis and artists Bart Sears and Pablo Marcos…
The gist of the issue is as follows. Justice League International recently opened up a separate branch of the Justice League in Europe. However, almost all of the team members are American, so that causes a bit of a problem when they find themselves headquartered in France. So the members of the team who don’t speak French go to a night school to learn the language. Meanwhile, the comically inept Injustice League are in Europe (with the theory being that there are less superheroes there), but they, too, find themselves in a jam when they can’t rob banks effectively without knowing the language, so they, too, end up in French class – the same French class as the JLE, naturally!
This is the intro of the scene…
and here we see things play themselves to a fever pitch…
Do yourself a favor and pick up the issue (Justice League Europe #6) to find out what happens next!
(Note: This article first appeared as part of the Fools of April feature – BC)
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