100 Issues Ago August 2011

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?

With FLASHPOINT almost over (issue #4 was out this month) the rest of DC’s output was either the FLASHPOINT tie-in miniseries, regular series winding up their run or a handful of specials like this one, where creators from classic runs of titles were given the opportunity to tell new stories using their characters.

The Detroit League doesn’t get a lot of love, generally, but I’ve always had a fondness for them, so having a new story set in that era of the League was a nice treat.

The plot’s straightforward enough: Felix Faust attacks the Detroit base of the League, trapping the heroes and a visiting group of children within the base. Steel and Aquaman butt heads, Steel convinced the older hero looks down on the League, before they make a final, doomed to failure stand. Gypsy manages to save the day by disobeying an order from Aquaman, and a young boy tells them they have nothing to fear as they’re the Justice League.

It’s a simple tale from a simpler time and works for me, though Conway’s insistence that the Detroit League matter and that they were heroes despite what the fans said is a little heavy handed.

Next month, it’s the launch of the New 52 and a bunch of new #1s.

2 thoughts on “100 Issues Ago August 2011

  1. Last issue of Batgirl, Secret Six, Batman Beyond. Avengers Academy is in the middle of 5 months of Fear Itself tie-ins, Heroes for Hire is in the middle of its own (shorter) tie-in. Daredevil is fortunately allowed to ignore all that bullcrap. Darkwing Duck’s running for Mayor.

    The two new additions are Angel & Faith, following up from the “Season 8” Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic, and Wolverine and the Black Cat: Claws II, which is a little mini-series by Jimmy Palmiotti and Michael Linsner following up on an earlier mini-series they did with those two characters. I can’t remember a damn thing about the comic other than the two heroes end up in the future teaming up with Killraven to fight Martian invaders.


    1. Coincidentally, I’ve used one of the covers from CLAWS II in a Mash-Up that’s due to land on Feb 14 next year. Keep an eye out! 😉

      Ah, SECRET SIX, one of my favourite runs on that title. Shame the later New 52 relaunch didn’t really hit the same spot.


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