Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Justice League of America #25 - Feb. 1964

sgOne of the earliest JLA back issues I ever bought--as you can see, this book is Near Mint. Ok, Near Mint-minus.

The story:
"Outcasts of Infinity!" by Gardner Fox, Mike Sekowsky, and Bernard Sachs. The JLA(well, some of them) get involved with a fight on the alien planet known as Sfarl. There, a bad guy with a lot of weapons named Kraad uses a beam to disintigrate the JLAers(!!), but Atom uses GL's ring to reconsitute them, albeit all mixed together. And Ray is the scientist on the team?

Roll Call: Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, The Atom

Notable Moments: This is the first issue to feature just a small fraction of the JLA's membership, something that would continue to grow as did the team's roster.

Like I said at the top, I bought this copy simply because I could afford it--but even though it was already pretty beat up, I had to make things worse by letting a piece of tape rip off the cover(see by Diana's lasso), marker-color some pages, and fill out a form for a collector's book of stamps. Huh?

The three little Sfarlians who start the ball rolling are some of Sekowsky's best-designed aliens. Since they're not the bad guys in the story, they're given a cute look, as distinctive as any big Hollywood movie:
...somebody call Rankin-Bass!


TheincredibleshrinkingDamian said...

This is one of my absolute favorites by far (not surprisingly eh), although my copy does not have the charm yours does.

Do you still have the stamps you sent away for?

russell said...

This is one of my LEAST favorite issues. Here we have the beginning of the dreaded Five Star Super Hero Spectacular, which more often than not didn't feature Aquaman, Green Arrow, or Jonn Jonzz. (sigh)

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