Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Batman Doesn't Fear the Fire

"Batman Doesn't Fear the Fire" from Justice League of America vol.1 #254 (DC, 1986) by Gerry Conway, Luke McDonnell and Bill Wray
I could have used a splash from the classic Silver Age JLofA. Or one from the Satellite Era. But nooooo. I had to pick something from Justice League Detroit. GET OVER IT! Anyway, it's Batman getting close to a flaming Despero and not even FLINCHING. JLDetroit was better than you remember, yo.

7 comments:

  1. You know...actually JLA Detroit wasn't that bad!

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  2. And by today's Justice League standard, it was positively brilliant.

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  3. No, I bought the Detroit years new off the spinner rack, it really was that bad. Why did I keep buying it? Umm...

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  4. Was it though? WAS IT?

    You're making me want to reread the whole thing, which I haven't since they came out.

    But Aquaman then Batman as leaders. Despero comes to Earth. Dale Gunn on Zatanna. Vixen. J'Onn. Ralph AND Sue. I don't think the three noobs could really ruin it.

    Maybe it doesn't scream JUSTICE LEAGUE, but then, neither did the Blue&Gold/Fire&Ice era. It was more of an Avengers Academy or an Outsiders. Except not awful like the Outsiders were. Damn it, too much stuff to read, both old and new.

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  5. Well, they weren't badly made comics, particularly the Paris Cullins drawn ones. But, even as a 15 year-old, I could deduce the cynical reasoning behind the changes. JLA hadn't been selling well beforehand, mainly due to Don Heck's inappropriate art and Gerry Conway's same-old same-old stories. So obviously the solution was to turn the title into a New Teen Titans/X-men rip-off not even as good as DNAgents. I mostly still blame Gerry Conway :-)

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  6. Frankly I love Ralph and Sue, I like Aquaman J'onn, and I'd kill to have that lineup again.

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  7. You can have J'Onn, but he comes with Vibe and Gypsy. It's a bit of a monkey's paw.

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