Sunday, February 17, 2008

Justice League of America #92 - Sept. 1971

sgIt looks pretty bad for the JLA and the JSA here!

The Story: "Solomon Grundy--The One and Only" by Mike Friedrich, Dick Dillin, and Joe Giella. When last we left the, Solmon Grundy was about to break Green Lantern' back, and using Superman's invulnerable body to do it!

Luckily Supes wakes up, boxes Grundy's ears, which of course makes everyone's favorite Cajun Zombie even madder. A-Rym--absolutely terrified over the continuing separation from his pet, Teppy--somehow feels that "the Green one" can unite them, so he attacks Grundy!

The two teams try to subdue Grundy, but he fights them off(wow, when did Grundy get this powerful?), and A-Rym runs off.

Meanwhile, the two Robins are comparing notes back at the Earth-2 Batcave, and the elder Robin gives the younger a new costume, since his was torn up fighting A-Rym:
So Neal Adams is in the DCU? Shouldn't he have gotten a listing in Who's Who?

Meanwhile, Black Canary is back at the JLA satellite, tending to the wounded and still unconscious Flash. Some of the other heroes reconnect there, as well.

Also meanwhile, the heroes find a way to trap Teppy, harmlessly, until they can figure out what to do. They receive a signal from the Robins who have found A-Rym, and the two Hawkmen head there, with the Lanterns off to stop a now loose, rambling, and very angry Solomon Grundy.

The Earth-1 Robin, after a brief fight, sees that A-Rym is near death, and not a real threat. They round up Teppy and put them together, and they see that instantly both of them revive and are no longer any problem! The spaceship featuring the other two joyriding aliens come by, pick up their friends, and take off. Just another day for the Justice League of America!

Roll Call: Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Atom, Hawkman, Black Canary

Notable Moments: The issue ends with a teaser for the next, where we see Batman, Aquaman, and Green Arrow in the crosshairs of an armed assassin!

This issue also features a solo Flash story, the appropriate "The One-Man Justice League" by Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino, and Joe Giella, and "Space-Enemy Number One", by John Broome and Infantino, from Mystery in Space #29.


Earth 2 Chris said...

Once that design was colored correctly (yellow belt, green mask) and the wing thing was changed to a cape, you had one of my absolute favorite costumes ever. Still influential today. Tim Drake's current togs owe something to that suit.


BentonGrey said...

Too much yellow, but a big step in the right direction for sure!

Glenn Walker said...

It's worth mentioning, E-2 Chris, that Neal Adams designed both this Robin costume and the one that Tim eventually wore as well.

My favorite moment in the issue is when the Earth-One Robin uses the glider-cape to simulate flight. So cool.

Earth-2 Rev. Nørb said...

Lookit how cool those two matching vertical columns of superhero heads look...lookit...lookit...lookit...oh yeah. That's the stuff, i tell you!

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