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Update: This giveaway is now closed and the winner is being notified. 

Update 2: The winner has been announced!

Here’s the weekly giveaway!

The Flash: Blood Will Run giveaway is over and a winner will be announced soon.

Right now I’ve got something that might interest collectors.

Even though we’ve seen a new run of Justice League International trades, there were a couple printed previously.

This one is Justice League International: The Secret Gospel of Maxwell Lord. It’s a first printing from 1992, in nice shape with a tight binding.

Along with an introduction by Andy Helfer, it collects Justice League America (1987-1996) Annual #1 and Justice League America (1987-1996) #8-12,  written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis with art by Kevin Maguire, Bill Willingham, and Al Goron (and a bunch of other inkers.)

If you haven’t had a chance to check out any JLI yet, I highly recommended it. It’s my favorite thing that Giffen has worked on and features some very humorous interactions.

The roster here is excellent and this particular book includes the first major arc to focus on Maxwell Lord (who long time fans know plays a variety of interesting roles in DC continuity.)

The Rundown:

(1) JLI trade paperback: Justice League International: The Secret Gospel of Maxwell Lord

(1) Winner – Randomly selected from the comments on this post. You must be registered and logged in when you comment to be eligible. You must also be in the continental USA.

Deadline – You have until 11:59 on Friday, December 17th, 2010. The winner will be contacted that night or early the next morning, and the announcement will be made as soon as they are confirmed.

Good luck everyone!

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  1. jonah_X wrote on at December 11, 2010 4:43 am:

    Aww maan…

    these giveaways a really the only reason why I hate it not to live in the continental US. Can’t there be an exception, for example for people from germany? :)
    Anyway, I’ve only caught a slight glimpse of Maxwell Lord through the Wonderwoman-Tie-ins from – yes, again Blackest Night – and I was excited about him. So, the winner of this giveaway already has my congrats!


    Ian replied on December 11th, 2010 at 4:47 am:

    I wish I could, man! The unfortunate thing is that I’d have to have the winner pay shipping, which usually costs more than the book would, so it doesn’t make much sense.

    In the USA, I can ship media mail, which is only a couple bucks.

    Sometimes I do giveaways that are open to international (mainly the sponsored ones) and periodically I’ll throw out an international gift card to a site like Amazon. Those usually go to a random reviewer though.

    If the site really takes off and we can get some sort of real sponsorship, I’d love to be able to extend the eligibility – we certainly seem to get a lot of international visitors, and I’m really thankful for them!

    On a side note, where in Germany are you? I spent three weeks outside of Frankfurt once. I took German in highschool (and one of our roomates – a sequential art major! – last year was German!)


    jonah_X replied on December 11th, 2010 at 5:24 am:

    Oh yes, I do understand that – these shipping cost are absolutely ludicrous. So let’s just hope that this site (btw: which is totally awesome!) gets a real sponsorship!

    To your sidenote: If you mean Frankfurt am Main (and I think you do), I live near Würzburg, so an hour and a half away from Frankfurt…I don’t know when you spent your germany-time, but maybe we were regional neighbours for some time :D


    Ian replied on December 11th, 2010 at 5:27 am:

    yeah, I think that’s it. It was when I was 16, so about 8 years ago. Damn, time flies.


    jonah_X replied on December 11th, 2010 at 5:34 am:

    it does.
    for germany’s sake, I hope it was quality-time ;)


    Ian replied on December 11th, 2010 at 5:37 am:

    It’s been alright, but I’m starting to feel old ;)


    jonah_X replied on December 11th, 2010 at 5:43 am:

    you have time for that in 6 years, so don’t worry! xD


    daemonicragnorak replied on December 14th, 2010 at 8:56 am:

    @Jonah_X: Hey good to meet someone from Germany on here. My better comes from Mainz and next year when her studies here (UK) are done will be back over there. I have been told that I will love that whole area of Germany when I come to visit it. Not that I doubt her but it’d be cool to hear someone else’s opinion.


    jonah_X replied on December 14th, 2010 at 9:31 am:

    Ahoi there.
    You really don’t have to doubt her, Germany’s great – but not everything is lovable here, just as not everything is loveable in the UK ;) I myself have never been to Mainz, as I have never been to Rheinland-Pfalz at all. But many of us germans are cool (especially the ones from Franconia – so visit us!) and I guess you will like it.
    If not, please don’t blame me :D


    daemonicragnorak replied on December 14th, 2010 at 9:39 am:

    I am glad that the second opinion is in agreement, and I will look forward to coming over myself to visit. If I am over there for long enough I will tell her that I wish to see some of Franconia too from your advice. I just need to brush up on my German before then, I only know a little and I can never get the genders right (mein/e/en).

    Have you ever been to the UK? You should, apparently from all the Germans I have met it is a nice place to visit! Don’t ask me though, I just live here.


    jonah_X replied on December 14th, 2010 at 10:50 am:

    Don’t worry about the language, here in the Lower Franconia and Bavaria as a whole we’ve got so many dialects that it’s hard to believe it’s all to be german – that’s sometimes a little irritating.

    But I’ve been to the UK before, twice. The first time only to an airport on my way to the US, and the second time to actually see the city of London in a half-maddening sightseeing-trip. A little exhausting, but at least I’ve come to say “I’ve set my feet on British soil”. Hussa!


  2. lonefeather wrote on at December 11, 2010 6:27 am:

    Huh, I don’t think I’d ever heard of this one until this site, but what a good way to learn more about Maxwell Lord!


    Ian replied on December 11th, 2010 at 6:38 am:

    You’ve probably seen the numbered JLI trades, though, right? It’s the same series, this is just an earlier collection.


  3. Jockman wrote on at December 11, 2010 11:41 am:

    The Giffen/DeMatteis league was the first incarnation of the league I ever read and still ranks as my personal favorite. This stuff was pure gold.


    Ian replied on December 11th, 2010 at 2:54 pm:

    While this is what was going on while I was growing up, I always thought of the league with a more classic 60s line up. Maybe because of toys or something.

    But I finally got into these with the recent re-release of trades and loved the run.


  4. duncanpr wrote on at December 11, 2010 11:57 am:

    Now that I’ve gotten into Booster Gold and his series, I am looking forward to the Blackest Night/Brightest Day stuff dealing with the resurrected Maxwell Lord; I just have to work my way up to those story lines! So much reading!!!


    Ian replied on December 11th, 2010 at 2:54 pm:

    Booster was a main player in that short (and not so amazing) miniseries, Millennium, which actually crosses over with this storyline as well. Did you read his Showcase?


    duncanpr replied on December 11th, 2010 at 7:28 pm:

    Alas, I have not. I picked up with Booster’s story with 52 Pick-up following his starring role in 52. It helped that I was getting into Green Lantern at the time, so I was on a definite Geoff Johns kick.


    Ian replied on December 11th, 2010 at 7:33 pm:

    yeah, I think you commented on the review a little bit back. It also has some JLI tie in towards the end. The continuity isn’t heavy (like you don’t miss anything except the Millennium tie ins) but they’re fun to read together. And Giffen really ran with Booster here, probably cementing his role in modern continuity.


  5. pherin wrote on at December 11, 2010 6:09 pm:

    Almost all of Justice League International are great stories. Keith Giffen did some great work on JLI.


  6. TS7 wrote on at December 12, 2010 12:34 am:

    What I would really like to see is a Justice League Semi-Regional but what can you do?


  7. claynferno wrote on at December 12, 2010 3:01 pm:

    I want to win! I LOVE THE JLI!


  8. Rellimsam wrote on at December 12, 2010 3:02 pm:

    Justice league international is the coming together of some of my favorite hero. I love Booster Gold, the Blue Beetle, and Guy Gardner.


  9. DrColossus wrote on at December 12, 2010 4:22 pm:

    I would really like to read this as well!


  10. Ryard wrote on at December 12, 2010 5:14 pm:

    What a great choice, and someone’s going to get an absolutely incredible book (even if volume one is better!) I was thrilled – THRILLED when this got updated to the hardcover series. I was hoping against hope that it would continue reprinting the entire series along with JLE (and yes, I know how bad JL/JLI/JLA got, but I want it, dammit. And I really really really want JLE). It’s bittersweet these days, sure, but what wonderful stories.

    (And as before, please take me out of the running for this giveaway!)


    Ian replied on December 12th, 2010 at 5:15 pm:

    It was nice for me to finally read these, because I remember how it crosses over with Animal Man, which is one of my favorite series of that era.


  11. henraldo wrote on at December 12, 2010 10:55 pm:

    Well this is quite timely.
    JLI was one of the first books i ever read and bought regularly from the grocery store in junior high.

    Great memories of Booster, Beetle, fire, ice bloodwynd, rocket red and even guy gardner


    Ian replied on December 12th, 2010 at 10:58 pm:

    It really is my favorite Guy Gardner here. Even the constant “What’s wrong with guy?” jokes don’t get old.


  12. DevilSoprano wrote on at December 13, 2010 1:14 pm:

    Max Lord is one of the better villains I’ve read in a while.


  13. etragedy wrote on at December 16, 2010 7:42 pm:

    What all comes in between Justice League: A New Beginning and this?


    Ian replied on December 16th, 2010 at 7:53 pm:


    Superman: The Man of Steel – Volume 4
    Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters
    Superman: The Man of Steel – Volume 5
    Superman: The Man of Steel – Volume 6
    The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told Vol. 2
    The Question: Poisoned Ground
    Showcase Presents: Booster Gold

    But you could probably just read Booster Gold and Millennium. I’m not sure the others tie in (maybe the superman books a little bit. But they’re worth reading too)


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    I’ve been MIA for two weeks or so. Looks like I’ve returned just in time for this giveaway!


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