Wednesday, October 30, 2013

And Then There Was That Time Red Tornado Fought Devil Dinosaur While The Super Friends Watched

 OK, I lied again.

That's obviously not Devil Dinosaur--this story takes place several months before his debut--but still, it's Red Tornado fighting a dinosaur. That's gotta count for something, right?

The evil Grax has planted bombs all over the world, and in this 3-part story, the Justice League has teamed up with lame exciting "heroes of various lands" to find and defuse them.

First up in this, the middle issue? The Atom and...

 Boring.

Next?

 You know, this is a team-up that really should have occurred...

All right, so now I have a story in my head where the Guardians came to ancient Earth and were mistaken for fairy folk and...

Enough!! Next!!

 Tuatara??? Who the...?

 Well, for once, some actually correct DC Science, as that lizard does indeed have three eyes...


 ...and there goes the correct science out the window. Sigh...

Oh, and "Superman explained how to break the time barrier" to Red Tornado, so...

Great, that's all we need...a whiny android who screws everything up who can travel in time. Nothing could possibly go wrong there...

Meanwhile...

 No, Bushmaster is not just a frat boy nickname from Animal House...just look how useful this guy is!


 All kinds of wrong, but so cool...

Finally, perhaps the most annoying team-up ever:

 Because who wouldn't want to hang out with these two?

Egads...

More on the tale of titanic transcontinental team-ups some other time...

From Super Friends #8 (1977)

4 comments:

ShadowWing Tronix said...

I'm calling fanboy bull here. Red Tornado and Black Canary were never on Super Friends, much less part of the cast.

(Yes, I'm THAT kind of fan at times.)

SallyP said...

I do like the idea of the Guardians being mistaken for elves or wee folk or something. Really really dickish elves.

David Long said...

OK, Super Friends cross-referencing JLA is OK; no harm, no foul. But didja know that this issue of Super Friends was cited in an Editor's Note in Justice League of America? Specifically Red Tornado's speed in breaking the time barrier. So that would make both the Super Friends as well as Red Tornado's time travelling part of DC's official Earth One continuity back in the 1970s.

Dougie said...

I love those International Heroes! Jack O'Lantern is my favourite but I also have a soft spot for The Seraph!