Justice League Of America #1


Now 20% as great as it was in the 70s!

I kid, mostly – the new Justice League of America #1 wasn’t bad although some of the dialogue felt forced and the whole “we’re a new team who fight each other more than the bad guys” thing has been done to death.

Nice to see the Extremists again, though, as I don’t think they’ve been around in the DCU since 2008 or so and the whole Countdown thing. They appear to have a couple of new members as well, and Lord Havok seems to be wielding Wandjina’s axe which doesn’t bode well for him. Chances of Silver Sorceress appearing to save the day? Slim, I guess, but we can hope.


Sorry, What Now?

From the DC Universe news page in Justice League Europe #50 cover dated May 1993:


Can’t quite make that out? Here, allow me:


NOTICE: Madonna worshipping groundhogs are flipping Flash’s emblem upside down. This makes them instantly collectable. Hoard any copies you can!

Was this some weird critique of the 90s collecting mania? Or had someone at DC dropped some serious mushrooms?

Man . . . I just . . . I mean . . .


Super Antics

I have a feeling these will be all over the internet by the time you read this, but what the heck – I’m sharing the love.


It’s a set of wonderfully done jokes in a Golden Age style featuring Superman, the Justice Society, Batman and more, by artist Kerry Callen.

You can see more here.


DC Meets Looney Tunes

Back in December, DC announced a number of specials where their heroes would meet characters from the Hanna Barbera cartoons.

As I’ve never been a Hanna Barbera fan, I didn’t bother with them, but I did write at the time

Now if it was Green Lantern/Marvin The Martian I’d be interested . . .

Looks like I might have to put my money where my mouth is, as DC have now announced a number of specials where their heroes would meet characters from . . . the Looney Tunes cartoons. While Lobo/The Road Runner nor Batman/Elmer Fudd particularly interest me, Jonah Hex/Yosemite Sam and Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian may well end up in my collection.

jonah_hex_yosemite_sam martian_manhunter_marvin_martian

If only I’d been smart enough to go with the obvious Martian crossover instead of Green Lantern . . .