Thursday, December 20, 2007

Justice League of America #46 - Aug. 1966

sgOne of my all-time favorite covers, even if it is a fairly obvious attempt to ride that Batman TV show "Pop Art" wave.

The Story: "Crisis Between Earth-One and Earth-Two!" by Gardner Fox, Mike Sekowsky, and Sid Greene. People from Earth-One and Earth-Two are suddenly being transferred between Earths; The Spectre determines the evil Anti-Matter Man is behind it all, and if he continues he'll destroy both Earths!

Roll Call: Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman

Notable Moments: Another JLA/JSA team-up, this time featuring the least amount of JLAers possible without DC being accused of bait-and-switch. One less JLAer and you'd have Brave and the Bold.

sgThe Spectre battles the Anti-Matter Man, and they're fight is awesomely literal. I simply love this panel of the Spectre's legs being pushed up into his body! It's the kind of thing that makes you want to, I don't know, turn some crooks into blocks of wood and run them through buzz-saws.

Both the Blockbuster and Solomon Grundy appear in this issue, which is almost one big dumb guy too many.

Sid Greene takes over the inking with this issue, and I always liked his smooth style, reigning Sekowsky in a little, making for a very attractive-looking book.

1 comment:

Earth-2 Rev. Nørb said...

This is really one of the dumber JLA/JSA teamups, ever. Maybe the dumbest. I dunno.

Never liked Greene's inking as much as Sachs'. His faces looked too cartoony or something.

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