Comics Promotional Poster Showcase #1: Justice League 1 (1987)
The purpose of "Comics Promotional Poster Showcase" will be to show off promo posters I find interesting, and provide a bit of context behind the image.
Just over 30 years ago, "Justice League" #1 by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire and Terry Austin shifted the way Justice League stories were told, making a runaway hit in the process. The more humorous, sitcom-style league lasted for several years and launched the spinoff "Justice League Europe."
You can find out more about this era by listening to the Justice League International: Bwah-ha-ha podcast.
There's also an interesting writeup on this era from Sequart.org:
Issue #1 (May 1987) saw the team meeting for the first time and then rescuing the United Nations from terrorists holding them hostage. By itself, this was hardly unconventional: after all, the original Justice League formed to stop a threat, then simply decided to stay together. But it’s immediately clear that this isn’t your father’s Justice League. As members gather, they immediately squabble, especially provoked by Guy Gardner, who mocks others and insists on being team leader. Mister Miracle, spurred by his dwarfish assistant Oberon, seems only interested in joining to raise his profile and make more money on tour as part of a circus-style act. Blue Beetle also seems interested in spurring “Blue Beetle-mania.” A fight ensues, and only Batman’s commanding personality is able to restore order. But Batman is so uptight that he begins their first meeting by reading the entire League charter, then complaining that some members seemed disinterested.