Thursday, March 21, 2013

I'm sure the Thing would clean out the JLA...maybe.

Even though I've seen the Thing, Wolverine, and the Avengers playing poker any number of times, I'm hard-pressed to recall the last time I saw the Justice League of America, or any DC characters, dealing out a hand. So today's issue was a pleasant surprise: Justice League of America #152, "2,000 Light-Years to Christmas!" Written by Gerry Conway, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Frank McLaughlin.

Three odd alien travelers accidentally lose their power objects on earth, and while the objects are dangerous enough in the hands of a traumatized war orphan or a wounded deer; they'd be even more trouble in the hands of the lunatic dictator Major Macabre. I'm assuming he's a lunatic based on the name...Oddly, the JLA's endgame against the Major is the opposite of their usual tactics: the rest of the League charges in to get beat down, as a distraction for Red Tornado; who usually was the first one downed.

This was the first appearance of Traya, the little girl who would eventually be adopted by Red Tornado.

No 80-pager this week, but we may see more at some point. We managed to get 82 80-Page Thursdays, though! Got this issue from the Comic Book Shop the other day, marked down to dirt cheap, so thanks again!

1 comment:

Dale Bagwell said...

Ha ha. Love how a "novice" like Hawkowman's cleaning the JLA out, while Batman bitches about something or another as usual;) Speaking of Batman, I love that guy, but seriously what the fuck was he doing to Major Macabre? He's fucking karate-chopping the guy's leg. So unintentionally hilarious;)

Yeah, I'm sure Thing probably would clean out the JLA; he rarely losses his Marvel games, and even Captain American and Nick Fury says he's a hell of a poker player. I smell a possible skit brewing, since I have everybody here figure-wise. Just not a lot of playing cards, poker chips or a poker table to go around.