Monday Mash-Ups #8

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.

This was an easy one – just pop the JSA behind the window frame and voila!

Didn’t realise until years later that the Scarab series was actually meant to be a Dr Fate mini-series but John Smith’s plans were so off the wall, DC nixed the idea and made him come up with Scarab . . . who ended up getting a couple of cameos in JSA a few years later.

Admittedly he died in JSA but . . .

2 thoughts on “Monday Mash-Ups #8

  1. Very cool cover Gary. Looks deceptively easy. I remember the original cover but never had the opportunity to pick a copy up. Didn’t know it was supposed to be a Dr. fate mini. What was this one about? I’m assuming it has or had something to do with Hawkman son’s Hector right?


    1. Nothing to do with Hector; Scarab was a brand new character that had some very Vertigo style adventures (the one that comes to mind was a mind-controlled sex cult all worshipping, and having sex with, a satyr/Pan type creature) which was why editorial nixed the idea of it being a Dr Fate series. There’s an appearance from the Phantom Stranger in #2 which ties it into that weird half-way world that some Vertigo stories had where they were mostly their own thing, but also part of the DCU, but other than that, it was stand-alone.

      Like I said, a few years later when David Goyer and James Robinson launched JSA, they gave Scarab a few cameos before killing him off.

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