Justice League Europe #44, “With A Little Bit Of Luck,” November 1992, written by Gerard Jones, penciled by Ron Randall
The JLE are putting out fires (and by “fires” I mean earthquakes and killer waves) all over the place (and by “all over the place” I mean “all over Europe”). Through some very stretchy logic and a pun name, they deduce the misfortune must be caused by Amos Fortune. They track him down and put an end to his money-seeking scheme.
What the 26 year old thinks: I find pun-based deductions a lot harder to swallow in comics made after 1970, and in some ways this feels very much like a Silver Age story. I mean that in a good way, in some instances. Mostly how the issue feels very one-and-done and has heroes doing heroic things, focusing little on extraneous soap opera. I mean it in a bad way because the coincidence needed for them to figure out Amos Fortune’s plan is just…too much. Still, a lot of fun with great art.
Also, that’s Power Girl?
What the 8 year old thinks: Fun! That’s about it. He’s now running around with a “power ring” (aka a pretzel) and saying things in an awful French accent like Crimson Fox. He’s caught JLE fever. I try to point out to him the inconsistencies in logic in the issue, but he keeps talking about that huge double-page spread of a tidal wave.
Verdict: "Ze heroez uv ze Europe are muy amazay-zay! Haw haw haw! Who needz ze Zuperman when vou hayv ze Flash and ze Green Lanturn! Pizza bagelz for all!"