Thursday, October 31, 2013

Prediction--Justice League Like Lightning?

I made this prediction on Twitter a few weeks ago. But now that the house ads have started running, I want to make sure I'm on the permanent record here:

The "Justice League 3000" will turn out to be the surviving members of the Crime Syndicate, beaten in Forever Evil. They've fled to the future to pose as reborn heroes, pulling a Thunderbolts.

Tune back in a few months for the I-told-you-so's.

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...



 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...


 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?


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

From Super Friends #8 (1977)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

And Then There Was That Time Jack Kirby Drew Judge Dredd

OK, not's Brendan McCarthy doing his best impression of The King for the cover of next month's Judge Dredd #13.

Still, you gotta admit, it looks pretty damn cool...

Monday, October 28, 2013

Manic Monday Triple Overtime--The Greatest Ring Of All Time!!

OK, I take back everything I said earlier today about Rocket Rings.

Becuase this just might be the best ring ever.

Let's start in the "Nevada Bad Lands":

Let's look at just how cool this ring actually is...

Take that, Barry Allen and Hal Jordan--your rings aren't nearly as cool as this!!!

And I know I like free stuff, but damn, that's well worth a quarter.

From Captain Marvel, Jr. #100 (1951)

Manic Monday Bonus--Free Halloween Masks!

Back in the days before fly-by-night Halloween stores popped up in abandoned storefronts every October, people had to get their trick-or-treat costumes the old fashioned way--from cereal boxes!!

Here's a closer look at the masks themselves:

Most interesting is this the inclusion of this guy, from an era before Song Of The South became verbotten:

From Captain Marvel, Jr. #100 (1951)

Manic Monday--Free Rocket Rings!!

Was there ever anything better than getting free crap in your cereal?

Especially free Rocket Rings!!

Just look at all the styles available:

Best of all-- hoops to jump through, no clip and collect games---JUST GIVE ME FREE STUFF!!!!!

From Captain Marvel, Jr. #100 (1951)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Needs Of The Many Outweigh The Needs Of The 14,197,633

Can Captain Marvel, Jr save us from the greatest climatological scourge of all--global cooling?

Sivana, Jr. has managed to use "electrically insulated dust," an atomic bomb and a volcano to cause a global ice age!

Oh, he'll fix things...for a price:

Most of us have a throne like that lying around the basement...

But why can't Captain Marvel, Jr. put a stop to this heinous plot?

Yup, the "insulated dust" not only blocks the sun from getting through, it also blocks the magic lightning.

But who will stop Sivana, Jr.? His own stupidity, that's who.

14,197,633 people you don't like? Geez, Junior, that's an awful big list for a person your age! But surely these U.N. bureaucrats won't go along with such outrageous demands?

Ah, they will, but only after you stop the Ice Age. Putzes!

Fortunately for the heads of 14,197,633 people, there's a technical snafu in Sivana Jr's "magneto-funnel," and...

Oh, Sivana, Jr, will you never learn?

Oh, yeah, and the Wizard takes Freddie Freeman to the Rock of Eternity, where the lightning does work, and Captain Marvel Junior gets the magneto-funnel to work, and uses some good old-fashioned violence on the twerp:

And thus the world was saved from global cooling, and 14,197,633 people got to keep their heads.

From Captain Marvel, Jr. #100 (1951)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Suprisingly, The Answer Is NOT "Take Away His Credit Cards"

How do you stop a charging Hulk?

S.H.I.E.L.D. has a new method...

But it hasn't been tested.

Will it work...?


As do we all, Dr. do we all.

From Indestructible Hulk Special #1 (2013)