I really enjoyed the KNIGHT AND SQUIRE mini series that this cover comes from and, as I’ve said before, still think THE HECKLER was under-appreciated at the time.
One Star Squadron
Originally I was torn about the news concerning ONE STAR SQUADRON, a new 6 issue miniseries coming in December.
But then I thought, what the hell? It’s a light hearted, fun book by the sounds of it, which includes Power Girl returning to the DCU for the first time in ages which is long overdue. Sure, I’m not a fan of my favourite characters being made fun of, but if the whole thing is played for laughs like the Giffe/DeMatteis JUSTICE LEAGUE days, I can live with that, even if the set-up seems a little close to FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE.
Still, the art looks lovely:
And it took me a moment to realise that this guy on the right:
Appears to be a revamped/updated/brand new Heckler, based on the “HA HA” motif on his jacket! As one of perhaps four people who bought every issue of THE HECKLER, I’m glad to see him being given a new lease of life.
That’s right – I’m going twice weekly on the mash-up front. I’ve got so far ahead of myself on these, I thought I’d spread the joy!
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, and have mashed up a few comic covers.
Twice a week I randomly generate two dates and then compare the titles I own from both of them, 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.
On the off-chance there are any DC writers/artists reading this, if you could make this scene happen in a DC comic book, I will cheerfully give you $100.
There is simply not enough Heckler in this world.
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.