Sunday, January 6, 2008

Justice League of America #59 - Dec. 1967

sgA nice, dynamic cover by Sekowksy and Greene; with a touch-up by Wayne Boring on Superman's face. What the...?

The Story: "The Justice Leaguers' Impossible Adventure!" by Gardner Fox, Mike Sekowsky, and Sid Greene. Five members of the JLA are trasnported to another planet, where they are told they are to be stripped of their super powers! As if!

The planet's rulers do, in fact, take away the JLAers powers, just in time for the planet to be attacked by invaders, who the JLAers decided to take on--sans powers!

Roll Call: Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Martian Manhunter

Notable Moments: Aquaman and Martian Manhunter playing large roles in a JLA story! I woulda thought that was impossible!

sgThe second set of aliens in this story don't exactly inspire terror...I love Manhunter's thought balloon here. What might it be like to be killed by a guy with a flower for a head? Maybe it was one too many cases like this that made J'onn question his role JLA membership.


TheincredibleshrinkingDamian said...

Ah yes, I remember Flower Head aliens. I didn't go into the garden for weeks.

I also remember when The Atom used to be in this title...

russell said...

I LIKED this story! Here you have the five members who have their abilities due to luck or birth, having to PROVE their mettle. And the art was awesome.

BentonGrey said...

I always hate stories where they just 'magically' strip the JLA of their powers. How do you take away someone's super strength without killing them? If it is actually a magic spell...well, at least that SORT of works. Still, I suppose that it does give us some decent stories. I liked in JLA that they didn't do this kind of thing, or when they did, there was a semi-logical explanation.

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