Every few years, we see the League at a crisis moment, a flashpoint where all the popular heroes are off doing their crossovers, and the remaining members are Tasmanian Devil, General Glory and The Creeper.Â With a whole new League around the corner, the few remaining members of the JLA have been dealing with a growing sense of unrest and aimlessness.Â Who will stay?Â Who will leave?Â And didn’t they promise that Leaguer would die?
Quite frankly, this bit of news slipped through our fingers while we were driving the highways and biways of this great nation over the weekend, so if you’ve already read the news, feel free to move along and read the next exciting bit of news we have here on the site. Or take the time to post your well thought out reactions to the news in the comment section below.
For the rest of you, news out of DC late last week was James Robinson and Mark Bagley have been signed as the new team for Justice League of America.
â€œItâ€™s a thrill to be given the reins of DCâ€™s flagship team book and to know that my partner in crime(fighting) will be the esteemed Mark Bagley whoâ€™s dynamic storytelling skills I intend to make full use of. Â Itâ€™s further exciting/gratifying for me that I can dove-tail the events of Cry For Justice into the main book where post-Blackest Night will emerge a new team and a new exciting direction as they get caught up in the next wave of events building throughout the DCU.â€
The saddest part of Supermanâ€™s life is he truly is the last son of the Krypton as presented to him by his father.Â As it stands, he doesn’t belong on Earth, and he certainly doesnâ€™t fit in with the recently freed Kryptonians.Â On the plus side, he is able to thrive in either environment.Â Kal-El has joined his fellow Kryptonians on the new planet, and even though heâ€™s trying to acclimate, itâ€™s his method of getting things done that has General Zod most concerned.
For several weeks now, Wee Hughie has been undercover inside G-Wiz, the junior team of John Godolkin’s G-Men, a team of (oddly familiar) social outcasts with wild powers and a need for some Melodramamine.Â He has found that his teammates are almost decent people, despite Butcher’s protestations not to get involved.Â Hughie’s cover was blown last issue, and now the last living member of G-Whiz is about to spill Godolkin’s secrets… OR ELSE.
In this issue: $3.99! Too much to pay for a comic… or FAR too much to pay for a comic? The mysterious troubadour revealed! Two men will enter, one man will leave, but both men will make more money than all three of us put together. Also on tap: News you can use, reviews to he’p you choose, the pop culture blues, Deadpool’s dancing shoes, ain’t go no Tom Cruise, and the dreaded Ess- Ee-Ecks gets dragged out of the backseat of the Yaris and into the light, as we look as Super Happy Adult Fun Time Activities in comic terms.
The Death of Batman of Earth Prime (or Zur-En-Arrh, we donâ€™t know which, but does it really matter?)
Two years ago, we were teased with the promise that Legends Live Forever (not a Queen lyric by the way) – even if they get killed in the process.Â As you might have already heard, Batman finally dies in this issue, but as always, it is getting there that is the most infuriating.Â Or is it half the fun?Â In any case Final Crisis #6 is here and the death of Earth is upon us.
I really don’t have a problem with fan films, unless they are done with no regard to storytelling, the effects are lame, and basic concepts of composition, lighting, and sound are thrown out the window.Â Any guesses on my thoughts on this piece?
If you haven’t been keeping tabs of Sillof and what he’s doing in the custom action figure arena, you’ve already missed out on his Justice League by Gaslight.Â For a while now, he’s been working on the Avengers, and he’s completed both Thor and Iron Man.
This was designed as a companion piece of sorts to my Gaslight Justice League.Â I am actually more of a Marvel fan then a DC fan.Â Â The line is Victorian in nature, with slight industrial elements, and a flair of the American West of the 1800′s.Â It is all designed to be a little more realistic and little less “superhero-ish” then my Gaslight figures.
Both of these look great, and I look forward to seeing the first Victorian meetup between JLA and Avengers.
Crossovers are one of those occurrences in comics where a character from one title appears in the pages of another title and vice versa.Â Generally, these events happen in the pages of titles from large publishers, and is a way to remind readers that the companyâ€™s universe is big and organic. Invincible, on the other hand, works perfectly well as a stand-alone universe in and of itself, so when characters begin to make more than a referential appearance in the pages, I get a bit concerned.
Especially when the crossover features characters created by the same person.