Happy Hump Day people.
So today I wanted to dig into the back issue bins and briefly talk about this classic from the 80's, or rather March of 1982:
Justice League of America #200.
This was the big 200th issue , not to mention the 22nd year anniversary of the first appearance of the Justice League.
And just like the cover proudly proclaimed, it was also a 72-page giant, with artists working on the book ranging from Brian Bolland to Joe Kubert to Carmine Infantino. Both recently passed of course:(
The main plot of the story is this:
The alien invaders from the planet Appellex that caused the team to form in the first place are back, and in a big way.
They've caused the original members of the team to go find leftover meteors with the alien invaders' essences inside. This pits og leaguers vs. the newer recruits such as Red Tornado, Zatanna, Elongated Man, The Atom, Firestorm, and Black Canary with Green Arrow along for the ride.
It's cool how the leaguer vs. Leaguer chapters are handled, as each artist on the book gets to draw his or her signature character. Like for example, Jim Aparo drew Aquaman's fight against the Red Tornado. Or how Brian Bolland drew Batman, or how Infantino handled his classic creations The Flash and Elongated Man. Plus seeing the legendary Joe Kubert draw Superman vs. Hawkman was awesome! Not to mention Gil f'n Kane drawing a slugfest between his signature characters Green Lantern and the Atom in his classic style.
Of course the hypnotized leaguers break the spell and everyone joins in to put away the Appellexians for good......until time.
Buy it if you don't already own it, for the sweet George Perez cover and stay for the wild variety of classic artists allowed to work their magic once more.
It'll make you hate the reboot that much more. Guaranteed.
Btw, here's my swag for the week:
-2 copies of the new issue of Batman '66.
Did I say 2 copies? Hmmm;)
-#'s 4, 5, 6 of Suicide Squad
-Secret Origins#17 feat. Adam strange and Dr. Occult.
-The Question#1 by Denny O'Neil and Denys Cowan.
-Justice League Dark #23. Part 5 of Trinity war.
-4 DC's Who's Who featuring the I's, the N's, the M's and the P's.
I'm a sucker for those who's Who I tell ya:)
Also btw, since internet is down on my block due to power maintenance, I was forced to use the Blogger app on my smart phone to type this all up.
Thank god for smart phones right?