Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"Tooth of the Matter."


Ah, the Shark. Got him off eBay a week or two back, and he's an odd if enjoyable enough figure. He's had a few different looks in the comics, and I'm not positive the figure is strictly representative of any of them; but we saw him way back when we looked at Justice League of America #162.

I've been playing with the idea that the JLA would assign certain cases to certain members--if a power ring is in any way involved, for instance, they'd expect Green Lantern to field it. Or at least run point. On the other hand, the whole point of the Justice League is the members helping each other out, right? Except in such cases as it would undermine a character's own book, like having the Flash help Batman clean up Gotham City, or Green Lantern suddenly appearing whenever Kryptonite shows up in Metropolis. Even though those two situations should be exactly when a JLA'er should swoop in.

2 comments:

Dale Bagwell said...

HA HA! Goo my man, that last panel made my week:)

So, so true about that jurisdiction stuff and all, although I remember there times in the Silver, Bronze, and Modern ages when that wasn't really an issue. The bad guys(regardless of who they mainly fought) got their asses handed to them by the good guys, and that was that. Oh the stories they must have told each other:)

Also, now I feel bad(again) about getting that Shark figure when I saw that one time @ K-Mart. Damn you fellow collectors!

SallyP said...

Darling, WHY aren't you writing the Justice League book? It would be SO much better.

And I did love Captain Cold's word balloons.