Let’s celebrate with a classic:
and a lesser known:
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.
Almost finished the notes on the tie-in annuals – only three more to go, then a detailed look at Eclipso: The Darkness Within #2 and that’ll be the main annotations completed. I also plan to have a look at the solo Eclipso series that followed it, as well as how things got wrapped up in the pages of The Spectre.
Having to read (or in some cases re-read) the annuals has been kinda fun on the whole, as I remember the early 90’s DCU with some fondness. However, having just re-read the Justice League Europe annual, I’ve been reminded of how terrible Power Girl was written back then – she was portrayed as constantly angry, a state put down to being allergic to artificial sweeteners in diet soda. So, in the annual, having been annoyed by her team mates, what does she do?
Yep, she binges on diet soda and gets angry. No prizes for guessing who from the JLE gets eclipsed…