Sunday, November 25, 2007

Justice League of America #22 - Sept. 1963

sgPart Two of the exciting first JLA/JSA crossover!

The story:
"Crisis on Earth-Two!" by Gardner Fox, Mike Sekowsky, and Bernard Sachs. The JLA and the JSA break up into teams and take on the villains of two worlds, but when they capture them all, a magical trap sprung by Felix Faust ensnares them all in jail cells floating in space!

With the help of the two Flashes and Green Lanterns, they escape and dole out another around of super-team butt-kicking, this time defeating the bad guys for good. As they stand around six beaten, unconcious bad guys, the two teams promise to stay in touch.

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

Notable Moments: After the JLA and JSA break free, they get the drop on the bad guys and all the fighting is condensed into two beautifully crafted, clean pages:
sg...some of Mike Sekowsky's best work, I think. Simple yet exciting as heck.

I bought this back issue at the aforementioned "El Dorado" comic book store, sometime around 1983 or so. Yet I still went ahead and filled out the coupon for the "Task Force" toy soliders kit(only 69 cents!), as if the offer was still valid twenty years later. Kids are so literal.


russell said...

Totally a classic in every sense of the word. Only problem I had with this issue was the mis-coloring of Dr. Fate on the cover. Somebody thought it was the Golden Age Atom? Too weird.

RAB said...

I once bought a comic simply because it featured an excellent homage to this wonderful cover...

...and then I come to this page about the latter comic and find out that the JLA #22 cover was itself a reworking of an earlier cover by Anderson!

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