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?

DC Universe Legacies was very much in the spirit of the Marvels series that . . . er . . . Marvel had produced a few years before. It took a policeman from Metropolis, Paul Lincoln, and focused on him and his family as he recounted the big events of the DC Universe, essentially giving us a timeline of the DCU and how a normal person remembered them or was affected by them. This issue above, complete with lovely Kubert cover, dealt with the Justice Society of America’s retirement.

While I’ve often found Len Wein’s writing to be hit and miss, I do remember this series fondly, perhaps because I like the DCU it described – just a few months after the final issue, the New 52 would be launched and basically wipe out most everything covered in the ten issues of this series.

As an aside, I noticed that of the 24 issues I bought in August 2010, 20 (or 83%) of them were from DC. This August just gone: 19 issues bought, and 10 (or 53%) from DC.

I feel an end of the year graph coming on . . .

2 thoughts on “100 Issues Ago

  1. From DC I was buying Power Girl, Secret Six, Batgirl, and there was a Batman Beyond mini-series going by this point, too. Power Girl is a month or two away from getting dropped, Winick wasn’t doing it for me.

    Marvel was down to two ongoings, Atlas and Hawkeye & mockingbird, both of which would be canceled by the end of October. There was also the Thanos Imperative mini-series basically wrapping up the Abnett/Lanning Cosmic Marvel run, Avengers & the Infinity Gauntlet, written by Brian Clevinger (the co-creator of Atomic Robo). I feel like there was a mini-series about Gorilla-Man from Agents of Atlas running at this point, but I can’t confirm it.

    The only thing from outside those publishers was Boom Studios’ Darkwing Duck series, which was pretty good. I pegged it my favorite ongoing of 2010, although it was a limited field that year.

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    1. I stuck out Winick’s run on Power Girl; nowhere near as good as Palmiotti and Gray, but better than his Green Arrow run, I thought. From memory, the last two issues of the series, just pre-New 52, were by Matthew Sturges and showed real promise. Of course, that went nowhere, sadly.

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