100 Issues Ago December 2011

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?

With all my comics in storage right now, I’m reliant on my admittedly not too brilliant memory for these posts over the next couple of months.

THE RAY was a mini-series by Jimmy Pamiotti and Justin Gray that would redefine a character they’d recently been working with pre-New 52 in FREEDOM FIGHTERS. It was a good start; the duo usually delivered good, solid superhero stories and given a clean slate with the New 52, gave us a new version of The Ray that showed some promise.

Elsewhere, things were starting to slow down for me; normally a fan of Dan Jurgens, his JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL was just a bit slow; MISTER TERRIFIC and BLUE BEETLE were plodding; and FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN and CAPTAIN ATOM just seemed to be throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks.

There were high points as well, though: ALL-STAR WESTERN (another Palmiotti and Gray title) was working well; FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF SHADE was fun and interesting; and GREEN LANTERN was romping along nicely.

Outside of the nineteen New 52 titles, I had THE BOYS and it’s side series BUTCHER from Dynamite, and then PUNISHER MAX from Marvel.

Monday Mash-Ups #13

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.

Old school meets new school as the New 52 Ray clashes with the Earth-2 Cyclotron in an effort to save the original Atom.

The New 52 Ray mini-series wasn’t bad and, with the Phantom Lady and Human Doll series that followed it, it looked like there was going to be a new iteration of the Freedom Fighters, but sadly that went nowhere.