Monday Mash-Ups #6

Back on my old blog, I ran a series of related posts on Mondays and I’ve been wanting to do something along those lines here.

So, and I admit to being HUGELY influenced by the wonderful Super-Team Family blog which has been doing this for years (and a lot better) on an almost daily basis, I’ve mashed up a few comic covers.

Each week I randomly generate two years and two months and then compare the titles I own from both those dates, trying to find some covers that, with a little basic photoshopping, I can mash together, and then I force the results on you lovely people.

I have to admit to being really happy with this one, especially getting Green Arrow’s and Hawkman’s hands interacting with Fire and Blue Devil.

Ah, the 90s Justice League didn’t end well, did it?

Heroes In Crisis – Who Dies Part 2

Just seen this article over at Newsarama where the cover of DC Nation #4 is revealed, asking which of six characters will die in the forthcoming Heroes In Crisis:

A few weeks ago, I posted my guesses as to the victims and, I’m sad to say, one of them – Green Lantern Kyle Rayner – is on that cover.

The article says:

Booster Gold and Harley Quinn have long been identified as suspects in the murders, so they can likely safely be eliminated. Red Robin recently spent months imprisoned by Mr. Oz (and thought to be dead by Batman) which would make his death probably unlikely.

Arsenal was just revealed to possibly be returning as a cast member of a revamped Red Hood and the Outlaws … so there’s that.

So that just leaves Cyborg and Kyle; can we really see DC killing its major African-American hero instead of a guy who has multiple other people running around with the same power? Especially now Grant Morrison’s taking over Hal Jordan’s series.

Sorry, Kyle, I think your days are numbered.

Oh, and I got Booster right as being one of the accused, as well.

100 Issues Ago

I came across this “100 Issues Ago” panel in an old Justice League of America and thought I’d tidy it up and re-purpose it. If one month = one issue, what was I reading 100 Issues Ago?

Sadly, I was reading this, the final issue of Justice League: Cry For Justice.

James Robinson rightly won much acclaim for his run on Starman where the stories of Jack Knight, his family and friends and even his enemies were told with rare heart and feeling.

Some time later, he wrote this which featured Red Arrow getting his arm ripped off, the casual off-screen slaying of most of the Global Guardians and the death of Lian Harper, Red Arrow’s daughter, amidst the destruction of Star City.

God, it was awful.