Thursday, May 12, 2016

I feel like I should be able to name everyone here, but...

Dr. Polaris with the blue cape--never really took to that redesign, but it's recognizable. There's Major Force, and Damage appears to be fighting a version of Atomic Skull? That was all I had on the villains' end. From 2010, Justice Society of America #33, "Split Up (Part 5 of the Bad Seed)" Written by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges, art by Jesus Merino.

This was the concluding chapter of a five-parter, with villains trying to collect on bounties on various JSA members, and a traitor on the Society that may have murdered Mr. Terrific. The traitor turned out to be All-American Kid, aka Kid Karnevil. I had no idea who he was. But the team's also facing another crisis, of direction: should the team be run like a club or a school; or a more military unit? With 18+members, the answer was apparently to split the team into two...separate comics, with the launch of JSA All-Stars.


Mr. Morbid's House Of Fun said...

Yeah, he's definitely the Atomic Skull. I think that one light brown wolf guy is the Hyena, an old Firestorm villain, PG's fighting this magic chick called Blue Moon(Made an appearance in Shadowpact) and idk who the guy Wildcat's punching out is.

From what I've read, Willingham's run was pretty damn solid, and much better received than Guggenheim's was, but then again Bill Willingham's a much, much better writer too.

That All-Star split though, even if necessary, and probably an editorial mandate, was pretty much a big sign that the end was coming soon, as we got the whole reboot not too much longer after the split. I guess even with that many members to fill a second team, it was just too much to ask from loyal JSA readers.

SallyP said...

Dang...I miss Doctor Polaris.