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    Can't believe I just found this...

    Dan Jurgens has confirmed that the girl that went missing from New52 JLI's solicited cover was indeed Alexandra Gianopoulo.
    That's who I always thought it was.

    http://www.boosterrific.com/news.php...r-to-the-Greek
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Stone View Post
    Can't believe I just found this...

    Dan Jurgens has confirmed that the girl that went missing from New52 JLI's solicited cover was indeed Alexandra Gianopoulo.
    That's who I always thought it was.

    http://www.boosterrific.com/news.php...r-to-the-Greek
    Ha! Great find.

    I remember many people swore it was going to be Donna Troy. I would've welcomed her, although it always seemed like a stretch...
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    For those who missed it, here is an oral history of JLI from November 2017 featuring interviews with Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis, and Paul Levitz. It's a fun read:

    https://www.newsarama.com/37193-an-o...ce-league.html

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    And another find...

    The Top 10 Comics from Diamond for October and November 1987, from Amazing Heroes #134:



    And the Top 10 Comics from Diamond for December 1987, from Amazing Heroes #135:



    And the Top 10 Comics from Diamond for January 1988, from Amazing Heroes #137:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Stone View Post
    Can't believe I just found this...

    Dan Jurgens has confirmed that the girl that went missing from New52 JLI's solicited cover was indeed Alexandra Gianopoulo.
    That's who I always thought it was.

    http://www.boosterrific.com/news.php...r-to-the-Greek
    Based on power set she sounds more interesting than Godiva.

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    And the Top 10 from Capital for March 1988 (which is the same month as Diamond's January 1988), from Amazing Heroes #139:



    This is the last one I could find...
    So, now there's proof that well into the first year of JLI, it was still DC's top selling ongoing series.
    Batman's regular title wasn't even in the top ten, and probably wasn't until the end of 1988 with Death in the Family.
    (Although, I'd wager that Year One was when it came out.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandofPrometheus View Post
    Based on power set she sounds more interesting than Godiva.
    True. And I think they were setting her up to be a love interest for Booster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Stone View Post
    This is the last one I could find...
    So, now there's proof that well into the first year of JLI, it was still DC's top selling ongoing series.
    Thanks for posting these. I was always curious just how big the book was. It's good to know it sold so well. Such a great series.

    I would be curious to know how well JL Europe sold compared to America. Honestly, it got to a point where I preferred Europe over America - this was right after the Despero story and Booster left to form the Conglomerate and that less-than-stellar General Glory storyline (#41-50).

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    Quote Originally Posted by caj View Post
    Thanks for posting these. I was always curious just how big the book was. It's good to know it sold so well. Such a great series.

    I would be curious to know how well JL Europe sold compared to America. Honestly, it got to a point where I preferred Europe over America - this was right after the Despero story and Booster left to form the Conglomerate and that less-than-stellar General Glory storyline (#41-50).
    I think 1989, with the launch of JLE, was the peak of JLI's popularity.
    It was still selling good, but the Bat started picking up steam with Death in the Family and the Burton film. And DC made a commitment to keep Dark Knight Returns in print (something they had never done before, and likely being done to keep it available for when the movie hit).

    When JLE launched, it became the more serious title, similar in tone to the first couple years of JLI.
    JLA still had a few more serious adventures like the Despero story, but they were less frequent than before.

    The General Glory started in #46.
    #41 was the Max 'hero fantasy' story.
    But I agree, the General Glory story was a weak point in JLI, and it felt too long.
    This also coincided with Adam Hughes and Mike McKone no longer being the regular artists.
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    The best part of those lists is that they're not Bat-dominated! When was the last time Green Arrow or Silver Surfer were Top 10 books?!

    Ah, the good ol' days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by liwanag View Post
    One of my favorite covers.
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    that cover - the mangy cat that eventually became power girl's pet. loved that cat


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    Quote Originally Posted by marshal88 View Post
    that cover - the mangy cat that eventually became power girl's pet. loved that cat

    lol. i miss this.

    i bet that was drawn by kevin maguire, beetle's face is hilarious.

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    It is indeed is Kevin Maguire.
    It's from JLA Retroactive -the '90s.

    Although... I really disliked the coloring. I've never been a fan of the 'spray-painted photoshop webcomic' look.
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