Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sure, it's a low opening bid, but Chronos is burying the costs in the shipping...


From Justice League Adventures #6, "Wolf's Clothing" Written by Dan Slott, pencils by Min S. Ku, inks by Dan Davis. In the JL animated continuity, Chronos the Time-Thief holds an auction with a unique prize: Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, pulled from the timestream and frozen in a stolen moment. Of course, when the bidders include the Flash's Rouges Gallery, the Royal Flush Gang, a ton of Batman villains and more; it turns violent after about three bids.

Chronos restores order by indignantly pointing out if a stray shot hits his equipment, the heroes will be free to beat the hell out of them. He declares a break for everyone to calm down, and to clear anyone knocked out off the field. Meanwhile, Mr. Freeze confronts Captain Cold, accusing him of stealing the design of his cold gun.

Unfortunately for Freeze, Gotham's criminals don't have the camaraderie of Central City's, and Freeze is reduced to just a head. Meanwhile, the Riddler tries to get his compatriots to simply rob Chronos; but hadn't counted on the Royal Flush Gang working security, or the interference of the Parasite. When the auction starts again, Metallo jumps the gun and tries to kill Superman with a kryptonite blast. Chronos says since they're frozen in a moment, that won't work. Catwoman then considers taking Batman's cowl back for a peek, and Chronos says breaking the plane of the stasis field would break it, and they'd be free. Then, the Brotherhood of Evil's Brain points out several villains have disappeared, and the Justice League has to be there in disguise...

Darn, I don't have a full run of Justice League Adventures, but the issues I have were all pretty good. For an "all-ages" book, this is good for everyone, with some twists you probably won't guess.

2 comments:

SallyP said...

I haven't read this, but dang it, I'm going to try and find it, because it sounds fabulous.

Dale Bagwell said...

Oh no kidding! This is all kinds of awesome. Too bad it never made it as an actual animated epsiode of JLU or something.