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"Justice League: A New Beginning" (1989)
By Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire
The Justice League's rich history could easily fuel years of animated features, but if DC wants to avoid things getting stale, they may want to look at one of the League's most popular and unexpected eras. In 1989, Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire presented a "Justice League" that was a hilarious send up of the iconic team. It featured many "Justice League" favorites like Batman and Martian Manhunter but also brought lesser known characters like Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Guy Gardner, Captain Atom, Fire and Ice to fans' attention in a big way. Any enthusiast of this era knows, this "League" was laugh out loud funny, a hilarious take on super hero tropes and League history that has become as beloved by fans as it was surprising. Lest you think it was all fun and games, the creators managed to squeeze in intense heroic dramas between the guffaws and some great character work that turned second stringers into rich, fleshed out icons. Seeing Batman's one-punch knockout of the belligerent Guy Gardner would be worth the price of admission, but seeing the beloved Blue and Gold team of Beetle and Booster in animated form is something fans have been dreaming of since the first Bwa-Ha-Ha of this beloved age of the League.