Thursday, December 05, 2013

Car exhaust downs 3 super heroes

I love these showcase anthologies of the comics I grew up with. 
I just don't remember how stupid they were.
This is the one that featured the JLA pinned to a spinning roulette wheel set up.
 Kissin' Kirby!

26 comments:

MrGoodson2 said...

Mike Sekowsky.
Interesting notes about him on his wiki.
He entertained me quite a bit with good solid art.
Especially his Julius Schwartz science fiction stories.
Good guy to look at for demanding panels where just a bunch of characters are supposed to be present. Drop back with a long lens and just overlap.

Tom Moon said...

Amos Fortune - I like the ending where J'onn J'onzz is able to capture him because "Martians have no luck glands." My older brother told me that was a stupid ending, but since I was eight years old I didn't understand why he would say that.

Tom Moon said...

Who will be first among us to have their own personal Wiki page? Scott Benefiel gets a mention on the Ghost/Hellboy page and some other comics pages, but no page of his own yet. Frank Frazetta has one. William Stout has one. Mike Mignola has one. Marty Davis has one for his tennis championship titles.

MrGoodson2 said...

I've got one

MrGoodson2 said...

I've never heard Marty talk about his tennis career.

MrGoodson2 said...

Your memory is amazing for that story. Yes J'onn J'onzz had Martian glands- protecting him from the wheel burning out his good luck.
He used unspecified Martian powers to burn out the mechanism. Then they allowed the villain to spin them as he did his evil boasting of his criminal activity.

Rickart said...

I'm in there: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Schmitz

MrGoodson2 said...

I published a Weezner comment awaiting moderation on the Schultz museum post.
Think Weezner might have been the invitation Tom was referring to?

Tom Moon said...

I did pull the luck-gland event from my memory, but I still have the original comic in my collection, as well as the archives version.

Tom Moon said...

Rick I had no idea you had been through so much during WWII! You fervent anti-Nazi stance is to be admired.

MrGoodson2 said...

Yes. I remember JLA. But this was the character that I associate with Sekowsky art

MrGoodson2 said...

How much is that old JLA comic book worth, Tom ?

Tom Moon said...

My issue is coverless, so I'm sure that it's only value is sentiment.

Tom Moon said...

I remember Star Hawkins and Ilda!

MrGoodson2 said...

I can only imagine the inner response to the latest Gardner Fox script. "Good Lord, what nonsense. And I have to draw it." Thus the Silver Age was born.

MrGoodson2 said...

I want a showcase of all those Star Hawkins stories.

MrGoodson2 said...

Several pages of Star Hawkins. Brings it all back

Rickart said...

DC question for you... I was watching one of the Justice League cartoon episodes- a jury trial in space story- and there was a criminal witness, a guy with bug eyes, a long pointy nose and a fin on his helmet, wearing a powder blue outfit. Those shows usually don't invent characters when they can dig into the DC archived and find a suitable person who already has history. I'm assuming that this fellow is a guy like that, some old character who's been brought back for this bit part. If so, who is he?

Rickart said...

Okay, I found out who he is, but I'm going to keep it to myself. I'm going to see if anyone else can figure this out by reading my description of this guy.

Tom Moon said...

Kanjar Ro.

MrGoodson2 said...

I'm almost to the Planet That Came To A Standstill. Starring Kanjar Ro. I wouldn't have got it. Tom is amazing at this.
About the only story in the showcase with art by someone other than Sekowsky. Carmine Infantino because the guest star is Adam Strange

Sue said...

Ding ding ding! We have a winner! He's described on the show as a "space pirate". Is that more or less what he is in the original comics?

Rickart said...

Ding ding ding! We have a winner! He's described on the show as a "space pirate". Is that more or less what he is in the original comics?

Tom Moon said...

In his first appearance in Justice League #3 he is the dictator of the planet Dhor and he forces the Justice League to fight for him against the rival rulers of three neighboring planets. I'm sure he's gone through several changes since this first incarnation.

MrGoodson2 said...

Gardner Fox was big on making the Justice League slaves to criminal bad guys will.
It's easy to run down his goofy stories. But he actually juggles a lot of interesting ideas and wraps it up with easy to swallow structure.

MrGoodson2 said...

I published Sue's awaiting moderation comment. I just like my threads loaded up with responses.