With Doomsday Clock in full swing, questions are being asked about where Dr Manhattan is hiding in the DCU. The possibility’s been raised that he might be masquerading as someone, perhaps a hero, but if so, then who?
Captain Atom is the obvious – perhaps too obvious – choice as he was the character Manhattan was based upon in the original Watchmen series.
Superman or Dr Fate are possibilities – one’s super strong, the other could be masquerading Manhattan’s reality altering abilities as magic.
Maybe he’s Zatanna – he could easily swap his gender if he wanted to hide in plain sight.
Or maybe . . . maybe he’s not a person at all . . . maybe he’s a thing . . . an object . . . carefully placed to listen in on superhero conversations . . .
Can we get a close up on that mug the Atom’s using?
Oh my God! He’s here, everybody – Dr Manhattan’s here!
Masquerading as a coffee mug!
I, for one, did not see that coming.
Scan from JLA #77, March 2003. And if Doomsday Clock references this mug, you read it here first, folks.
This is a genuine ad from 1977 where DC were touting stories “featuring the mightiest heroes of our time!”
I’ve blurred the list of names and the cover of the comic.
Before you click the read more link below, take a guess at which five heroes (because of course they’re all men, this was the 70s after all) will star in this comic. I’ll give you a clue – Superman wasn’t one of them.
Have your guesses ready . . .
Continue reading “Who Were The Mightiest DC Heroes In 1977?”
Or at least miniature pictures of characters. Sort of.
Looking back at some old copies of Justice League America and Justice League Europe recently and I remembered the little pictures of characters that used to appear in the issue number box on DC comics back in the early 90s. Oddly, despite the larger membership at the time, the JLA only had two pairs:
JLE fared a little better:
and even managed to get a few more in after their revamp and new members:
I’d thought for a while that JLA/JLE were the only titles with those but a quick look through my collection turned up these from Green Lantern:
A couple from the Justice Society
(There was a Wildcat one but he was largely obscured by the cover art) as well as some odds and sods:
A little detail on the cover which always appealed to me for some reason.