Thursday, June 18, 2015

80-Page Thursdays: Justice League of America 80-Page Giant #1!

This issue has the traditional break-off into teams, regroup for the conclusion format of so many classic JLA stories, and guest-stars like the Crimson Avenger, Cinnamon, the Bride of Frankenstein, the Shining Knight, the Black Pirate--and Snapper Carr? Well, we can't have everything, I guess.

From 2009, Justice League of America 80-Page Giant #1, "Wrinkles in Time" Written by JT Krul, Rich Vogel, Josh Williamson, Chuck Kim, and more; with art by Justin Norman, Daxiong, BIT, Mahmud Asrar, and more. Fighting Epoch, the League is thrown into different times; as Epoch plots to kill the newborn infant grandmother of his foe, the Time Commander. To save himself, and incidentally everyone else, TC enlists the aid of Snapper Carr and his girlfriend, Cheetah. Cheetah isn't really keen on helping save Wonder Woman, but plays along. (This ties into a Final Crisis tie-in I didn't read, Resist.)

The scattered Leaguers have a variety of adventures, like Vixen subbing in for the Shining Knight in a duel during the fall of Camelot; or Dr. Light and Superman meeting a new version of Samurai in feudal Japan. I liked the Firestorm and Green Arrow meet the Bride of Frankenstein one, where GA wants to not mess with the time stream, until he has the opportunity to try and punch out Ra's al Ghul.

In the end, Snapper gets the JLA back, and disarms Epoch; but also realizes too late the Time Commander may have played him for a sap. I liked seeing some of the various guest-stars, but your enjoyment of this issue may depend on your tolerance for Snapper Carr...


SallyP said...

My tolerance for Snapper Carr is very very very...low.

Dale Bagwell said...

Hmm, I might have to be on the lookout for this one.
I like the different art styles so far, especially the by Batt on the BC/Zatanna one.

And the Time Commander finally makes a modern appearence before the NU52 takes effect nice. I like his gimmick and outfit, even though a litle updating could do wonders.

Too bad he was never built up as a super-credible threat.