Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Justice League of America #38 - Sept. 1965

sgAll I know is, there better be some damn JLAers in this issue...

The story: "Crisis on Earth-A!" by Gardner Fox, Mike Sekowsky, and Bernard Sachs. The JSAers defeat the evil JLA rather easily, so Johnny Thunder from Earth-Jackass has the Thunderbolt create several creatures to try and beat the JSA, which doesn't work either!

Johnny Thunder concedes defeat and has the T-Bolt turn time back so he never even heard of him! So, basically, the whole thing never happened. Sorry you wasted your twenty-four cents, kids!

Roll Call
: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Atom, and Hawkman all appear in one panel at the end of the story

Notable Moments: What a strange two issues! Maybe they were testing the sellability of a new JSA comic. And apparently, Johnny Thunder's T-Bolt can do anything, at any time, at least according to Gardner Fox.

sgBy the way, I love Sekowsky's Evil Flash...

6 comments:

russell said...

So I guess the sales weren't all that good, since we never saw a JSA series after this? It's funny, though...the JSA went solo a few more times in the pages of JLA (55, 64, 76). I never understood the appeal of a team-up that really wasn't one (like this issue, the Crime Syndicate story last year, and 64-65 in particular!). Oh, well.

BentonGrey said...

Man, Rob, this story wasn't that bad! I thought it was pretty fun to see the JSA in action, especially since I had never read any of their stories. We actually got to see them do a good amount in this two parter, as well. However, I did read this in anthology through the library, so I didn't pay good money for the JLA only to get the JSA.

rob! said...

i didnt think the story was that bad, i just hate those "now everyone will forget what just happened" endings, it always feels like a 'WHAT THE HELL WAS THE POINT? kinda thing.

BentonGrey said...

Haha, well, I suppose I can certainly understand that.

russell said...

That's why I never liked Per Degaton. Inevitably, no matter how f-ed up things got, the ending of his stories always seemed to be him waking up, saying, "What was I about to do? Oh, well, never mind."

Earth-2 Rev. Nørb said...

I love the Silver Age JSA more than the Golden Age JSA, and, who knows, maybe even more than the Silver Age JLA! That bit where Mr. Terrific somersaulted over the glue or acid or whatever the hell it was was awesome. This issue introduces the oft-used vertical Leaguer head-strip design element...and there aren't any real Leaguers on hand to celebrate it!

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