Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Creepy Creeper

"Creepy Creeper" from Justice League Unlimited #10 (DC, 2005) by Adam Beechen, Carlo Barberi and Walden Wong
When the Justice League cartoon became Justice League Unlimited, I didn't mourn, I cheered. I just didn't have time to miss following the central cast as closely as before as the show became a kind of DC Comics Presents. It gave us, among other things, the 7 Soldiers of Victory, a new Legion of Doom, the Suicide Squad, the Question as a conspiracy theorist, and some really intense martial arts action from the likes of Black Canary and the Huntress. The comics series was much the same, with lots of done-in-one stories featuring every possible character from the DCU. Ish #10 has the Creeper squaring off against the Madmen, bringing two Ditko creations together in a fun story, and it's only one example among many. The animated DCU was often better and purer than the mainstream DCU, and its comics shared in that success.

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