“Come on, Beetle — it wasn’t that funny!”

Oh, yes it was. It most definitely was.

Justice League/Justice League International/Justice League America by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire and other artists including Adam Hughes and Ty Templeton, were/was one of the best comics of the ’80s. I remember picking up the first issue and being thrown off guard by how damn funny it was. Perfect for a smart-ass college student.

Well, this week, we’ve been celebrating the Justice League of years past — what with that pesky movie coming out — and there’s no way I wasn’t going to dedicate a 13 COVERS salute to the JLI of the ’80s.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out our 13 COVERS celebrations of the JLA in the Silver Age (click here) and the Bronze Age (click here).

As if you would.

Kevin Maguire pencils, Terry Austin inks

Maguire and Austin

Test cover, issued only in select markets. Note the logo, upper left. Looks like Maguire pencils and I think Austin inks. GCD (see below) has it as a ?.

Maguire pencils and Al Gordon inks


Maguire and Gordon

Maguire and Gordon

Adam Hughes


Maguire and Gordon

Maguire pencils and Joe Rubinstein inks

Maguire and Rubinstein

Maguire and Rubinstein

Cover images and credits from the side-splitting Grand Comics Database.


— A Look Back at the Wonderfully Cheesy World of Filmation’s JUSTICE LEAGUE. Click here.

— 13 COVERS: The Justice League in the Silver Age. Click here.

— 13 COVERS: The Justice League in the Bronze Age. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. I remember! (“So this is the mind of the Blue Beetle…” I’ve loved that bit for thirty years!

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