Monday, May 14, 2007

General Glory: Now at least 65% less sucky.
Please, don't tell the General about 'No Child Left Behind.' That would break his heart.
Like most of you, I'm not a fan of General Glory. I think Sally mentioned it the other day, which made me think of it, then I stumbled across this issue. I don't think I have more than maybe half a dozen GG appearences in the hundreds of comics in the basement, so the Happenstance Method was working overtime there. That, by the way, is one hell of an asskicking there.

General Glory was a really thinly veiled Captain America homage/parody (with shades of Captain Marvel for good measure) complete with dead kid sidekick, Ernie. Imagine making Cap more square. Somehow. Yeah, funny, huh? Less than you'd think, it shouldn't have run for as long as it did, and it was kind of the beginning of the end of the Giffen/Dematteis Justice League.

That said, I totally want one of these:
Finally, a secret society you'll want to tell everyone about!...waitaminute...
How great is membership? So great Franklin D. Roosevelt hits a guy with a chair on the previous page. I was previously unaware that FDR was hardcore, but that's what the Guardians of Glory Secret Society can do for you!
Um, those kisses aren't from his sidekick. Not all of them, anyway.
From Justice League Quarterly #9, "Jillion Dollar Legs" Written by Joey Cavalieri, art by Mike Parobeck and Ty Templeton. Ty is great, but even he alone couldn't make me like General Glory: with Parobeck, though, yeah.


SallyP said...

Hmmm...I am in the throes of a dilemna here. On the one hand, I despise General Glory. On the other hand, I do adore both Ty Templeton and Mike Parobeck.


The Fortress Keeper said...

Ty Templeton and the late, great Mike Parobeck could probably get me to like Civil War, so General Glory is a snap.