Friday, August 8, 2008

Justice League of America #247 - Feb. 1986

sgThe new JLA returns to an old home...but not everything they find there is good!

The Story: "...There's No Place Like Home" by Gerry Conway, Luke McDonnell, and Bill Wray. We open late at night, by a mountainside hiding a huge steel door.

We see inside, and its the Justice League draped in darkness. Zatanna casts a spell, filling the place with light. We see they are in...the Secret Sanctuary, the original HQ for the League!

Manhunter marvels at how well the place has held up, which is partially thanks to the Injustice Gang, who used the place as a hideout way back in JLA #158.

Vibe thinks the place is a dump, but Gypsy loves it, loves the whole mystery/fairy tale aspect to it. She gets so mad she uses her powers on Vibe, who for a moment thinks he is about to plunge into a pit of fire and lava.

While Gypsy goes exploring, Steel and Manhunter set out to start up the base's generator
After Gypsy comes back with a family of rats she's found, Vixen senses another presence there along with them.

Meanwhile, at a spaceport across the galaxy, a magenta-skinned alien steals a spaceship, thinking nothing of killing some other aliens in the process...

Back on Earth, we see Steel possibly land a job in the movies, and Zatanna starts to investigate her friend Sherri's abrupt disappearance. Back at her apartment, she finds a small pile it dust?...on the floor.

Back at the Secret Sanctuary, Vixen is attacked by some sort of alien creature, which then turns its attention to Gypsy:
Gypsy tries to fight the creature, but then it suddenly stops, plops itself on the ground, and begins to...cry?

To be continued?

Roll Call: Martian Manhunter, Elongated Man, Zatanna, Vixen, Steel, Vibe, Gypsy

Notable Moments: I thought it was a cool idea to return the JLA to its original base. Back when we talked to Gerry Conway, he mentioned wanting to, at some point, returning the JLA to look more like what it once did, and its a shame in a lot of ways that didn't get to happen.

A old/new JLA hybrid operating out of the original Secret Sanctuary might have been a really interesting thing to follow.


Randy said...

Hmmmmmmmmmm! I wonder who that magenta-skinned alien could possibly be???

Could it be that his name rhymes with Shmeshmero?

I think it does.

rob! said...

>>Could it be that his name rhymes with Shmeshmero?<<

well, it could rhyme with shmanjar shmo, as well.

Randy said...

Well, the comment was kinda facetious on my part, as I actually DO know who that is. ;)

rob! said...

oh i know, i was just being goofy. :)

other answers could be smhelix shmaust, shmoctor shmight, or shmamous shmortune.

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