Saturday, December 8, 2007

Justice League of America #35 - May 1965

sgHaving spent some time in my life having to learn to draw accurate folds in clothes so they look like real garments, I feel for Sekowsky having to draw a cover like this--Fold City!

The story: "Battle Against the Bodiless Uniforms" by Gardner Fox, Mike Sekowsky, and Bernard Sachs. The Demons Three--Abenegazar, Rath, and Ghast are back!

To get themselves free from the prison they were left in(JLA #11), they mystically take control of some of the JLA's costumes and use them to create duplicates of some of the JLA's villains(what??).

Roll Call: Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern

Notable Moments: There's a really dynamic sequence with Aquaman fighting a creature named Dagon, ending with this striking panel:

Of all the various Batman villains the Demons Three had to choose from, they pick Killer Moth?


BentonGrey said...

Yeah, I remember this issue. Weird story, but it had its moments. That scene with Aquaman taking out Dagon is pretty freakin' awesome, and really dynamic for a Silver Age story. It's a shame they never did anything with Dagon, he's got a pretty cool look and he might have made a decent Aqua-Foe.

russell said...

I remember reading this story thinking, "These guys fight crime 24 hours 7 days a week without tearing a thread from their costumes, and then all of a sudden, they ALL need to replace their togs? Come on!!!" I will believe Three Demons, but not contrivances like that. :-)

Earth-2 Rev. Nørb said...

I always thought Aquaman would have been a much more interesting character were he mute, and only capable of non-verbal telepathy. Or i guess you could cut off one of his hands, one of the two...

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