Friday, November 23, 2007

Justice League of America #20 - June 1963

sgMan, that pose Green Lantern is in looks really uncomfortable. Props to Mike Sekowsky, though, for putting this much on a cover and still not make it look too crowded.

The story:
"The Mystery of Spaceman X!" by Gardner Fox, Mike Sekowsky, and Bernard Sachs. An evil alien uses a giant spaceman(at left, destroying property) to absorb the energy created by giant disasters, and of course the JLA tries to stop him!

Roll Call: Superman, Batman Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, The Atom

Notable Moments: I really like "Spaceman X"'s design--classic early-60s space explorer togs that look like they came right from a Universal sci-fi movie.

Superman basically saves the day at the end; I'd say this was the unofficial start of when Superman and Batman started to dominate the book and almost always took a central role in any given story.

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