Wednesday, December 11, 2019

JL#48: "For Truth and For Justice!"

Note: the only thing you need to know before reading this story is that it is set in the "Multiverse" Satellite Era of the JLA. John Stewart is the main Green Lantern on Earth; Hal Jordan is HIS back-up. Also, Martian Manhunter never went back to Mars, but the Atom quit the JLA to move to Brazil.

I started working on this story after the white supremacist demonstration at Virginia University in 2017. While reading about what happened there I suddenly wondered what *would* have happened if the Justice League existed in OUR world. How would they face racists and white supremacists who have the First Amendment freedom to be hateful? Two years later, it's finally finished. 
I hope you like it. There are sequences that did not turn out as well as I had hoped they would (mostly the art) but I do think it reads somewhat like a "real" JLA story. Please leave a comment if you have any thoughts on it at all. 
Thank you! 

If you are not familiar with these characters, you can check out quick profiles of them here. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Happy Birthday, Lynda Day George!

Happy Birthday, Lynda Day George! 

This week is the birthday of the TV and film actress best known (to me, anyway) as one of the cast of the classic TV show Mission:Impossible. Lynda Day George was born on December 11, 1944. She was another of my first crushes as a kid; I was attracted to her beauty and charm, and what I guess now I would call "class." I was not really old enough to "remember" the original Mission:Impossible, but it was one of the shows my dad liked to watch on Saturday nights, and I remember that not only was she beautiful but she was a great spy, which was cool.

I picked up this issue of TV Guide from an antique mall a few years ago. I kept meaning to post the article about her, but then forgot about it. In celebration of Ms. George's birthday, I present the article from January 22, 1972 in its entirety.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

MB38: Man-Bat in Who's Who

So here it is, the last in my series of reviews of all of  the Bronze Age appearances of the one-and-only Man-Bat! His last appearance before CRISIS re-created everything was in Who's Who #14 (April 1986). Art by Ed Hannigan and Ricardo Villagran.

Here's a reproduction of the cover of that issue, too, with art by George Perez and Dick Giordano!

Hope you enjoyed this series, and if I forgot an appearance by Kirk Langstromanywhere please let me know!

Man-Bat was created by Frank Robbins and Neal Adams

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Current JLA Members

In my fan-fiction universe these are the currently fourteen members of the Justice League of America. 
Here are profiles I made several years ago before all of them were members (so some profiles list the characters as "guests.")