School for Scoundrels - Justice League Style
It's the start of a new school year and who better to celebrate with than the Justice League? Here are seven pages from Justice League Europe #6
I love Giffen & DeMatteis, IMHO their work on JLI and JLE is some of the funniest stuff ever. I am going to have to wait to read their Metal Men backup until the trade, but its gotten good reviews.
Now our story. The JLE is working out of the French Embassy but few of them actually speak French. To improve relations with their host country, several members enroll in night school. Now across town the Injustice League has also discovered that their grasp on the language is lacking. So it's off to school.
What a class. From JLE we have Peej, Wally, Captain Atom, Animal Man and Metamorpho (that's him hiding under the coat and hat.) From the Injustice League there is Clockman, Big Sir and Mighty Bruce. Also Cluemaster, aka Arthur Brown, aka the new Batgirl's father. (But less we forget he was awful to Steph so don't be amused by him -- I left out his best line, Hah!).
You tell him Peej.
Clockmaster has met his match in Ms. Kessler. (He seems little OCD there with the clock, no?)
One by one the teams begin to figure out that they are both in enemy territory. The French police have also realized it and will soon be heading over.
But there is learning to be done. And classroom rules to be enforced. Like no gum. You can't be palez vouing with Bazooka Joe in your bouche, right?
Merde! Okay now Peej knows -- but how to let the others know that she knows?
Hey, no note passing in class. Well now everyone knows. So what's the plan guys?
Good plan. A huge fight breaks out and the IJL attempt an early dismissal. Not so fast guys. The police are arriving and the JLE is in action.
I just love that panel of Peej flying -- un beau coup d'oeil. Ms. Kessler, her class in shambles, is not amused.
Thankfully the police arrive and both sets of students have their fesses halé à la prison. The JLE are eventually bailed out. The punch line is that they could have used their diplomatic immunity and come straight back to the Embassy. C'est la vie!