Mash-Up #40

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.

Hey look – it’s another Crisis . . .

The much maligned Detroit League take on Justice League Europe. I have a fondness for both teams, yes even the Detroit version, and actually started collecting Justice League Europe before Justice League America which meant there was about two years worth of back issues for me to pick up. And, man, was I glad I did!

Mash-Up #31

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.

I always liked the yellow and white Power Girl costume – it was simple and straightforward but, as is always the way, the new look usually reverts to the “classic” look at some point.

Inspector Le Brock, by the way, comes from the wonderful Grandville series of books by Bryan Talbot. If you like a bit of steampunk anthropomorphic animal adventure stories, you can’t go wrong.

100 Issues Ago July 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?

Power Girl #12 was the last issue in the Palmiotti/Gray/Conner run and rounded out a superb series that really made the most of the character. The writing was spot on with a great mix of action and humour and the art looked gorgeous. Ther series continued for another year or so after they left, helmed by the less that excellent Judd Winick who very quickly went dark and serious, but at least Sami Basri continued the great look of the series.

It’s no surprise that Palmiotti and Conner later had such success with the Harley Quinn book and it was a delight to see them bring in their version of Power Girl with barely a nod to the New 52’s revamp of the character.

I know I’ve said it before, but if you haven’t picked up the collection of this series, you really should.

Mash-Up #24

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.

Ah, the JSA – those were the days, eh?

For what it’s worth, with the JSA characters, I was trying to mimic the effect seen on Green Lantern #138 which is where I stole Eclipso from.