Saturday, November 10, 2007

Justice League of America #8 - Jan. 1962

sg...and with this issue, the 10c comic book is no more! After thirty plus years of consistent pricing, comics would start their ever-spiraling climb in cost to where now its downright ridiculous.

The story: "For Sale--The Justice League!" by Gardner Fox, Mike Sekowsky, and Bernard Sachs. While Superman and Batman are away in Dimension X, a small time crook named Pete Ricketts finds a ray to control the actions of the Justice League!

He then sells them to the highest bidder so they can be forced to commit crimes! This leads the World's Finest Team to conclude the JLA cannot be left alone, ever again.

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

Notable Moments: The criminals who buy the JLA are not, as one might expect, super-villains but normal, run-of-the-mill crooks. Sekowsky's funky, down-to-earth style was perfectly suited to stories featuring these kinds of guys--I'm surprised he didn't get more crime comics work. I would've loved to have seen a Sekowsky-drawn Dick Tracy comic.

The letters page has another letter by Roy Thomas, and another from couple who claim their IQs are 140 and 136, and they love comics!


Earth-2 Rev. Nørb said...

This cover idea would be used to arguably more dramatic effect in Superman #228, 1970.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the value of this issue?

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