Thursday, November 8, 2007

Justice League of America #6 - Sept. 1961

sgAnother classic, iconic cover. Think of all these powerful heroes reduced to just mere props on a giant wheel of death!

The story: "The Wheel of Misfortune!" by Gardner Fox, Mike Sekowsky, and Bernard Sachs. Professor Amos Fortune, via his Stimoluck device(patent pending) has found way to control his luck!

At the same time, the Justice League is having nothing by bad luck in their individual lives. They meet and start to wonder how this is happening! Could Amos Fortune have something to do with it?

Roll Call: Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow

Notable Moments: The first issue where Superman and Batman don't appear at all. It's so quaint to think about how their participation in the early issues of JLA was limited because their solo book editors didn't want them over-exposed.

This is the debut of Amos Fortune. Like Doctor Destiny last issue, this is a villain who would reappear several times as a thorn in the JLA's side.


Earth 2 Chris said...

Don't forget, the cover of this issue is an homage to All Star Comics #42:


rob! said...

good one, Chris! i totally forgot about that!

Scurvy said...

One of my favorite classic covers!

Earth-2 Rev. Nørb said...

The cover is nice but a bit goofy. I can only imagine Chris Evil standing next to Fortune as he spins the heroes on his elaborate carnival wheel, saying "why don't we just shoot 'em?"

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