100 Issues Ago August 2010

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 . . .

Mash-Up #23

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.

By the way, 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.

Let’s face it: sooner or later, there had to be a Justice Society/Justice League crossover, didn’t there? I mean, they practically invented the whole thing.

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 . . .