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Thursday, July 19, 2007

...He's SUCH a Sweet Guy.

Things are moving right along for the new Justice League. They've gone international, and are opening embassies across the globe. They are even being backed by the U.N. and have their own classy headquarters! Too bad that the joint is in such bad repair. In fact poor J'onn goes right through the floor, while hefting a crate of cookies. Mmmmm...cookies. In the basement, Mr. Miracle and Captain Atom are trying to hook up security systems and other complicated stuff.

Being a complete idiot, Atom decides to "help" by plugging in the wrong things, which naturally blows up all kinds of stuff. Normally, Guy would be the one trying to "help", but he's gone to Moscow with Batman. Poor Guy. He just can't understand why the Russians are acting so...skittish around him. He's a nice sweet guy. Really. Which is why he's so shocked when Batman has him scan for listening devices after they get rid of the Russian technicians.

Guy is even MORE shocked when they actually FIND hidden listening devices! Why...it's immoral! So when a Rocket Red comes up behind them and asks what they found. Guy almost blurts out the truth, but just in time, Batman kicks him. And without missing a beat, Guy then says that they just found the...Bathroom! And boy howdy is it fabulous! The Rocket Red is bemused and bewildered, and Guy just saved the day. You know, for a brain-dead thug, he actually did pretty well.

This is also the issue...(#8 by the way) where they land their aircraft on the roof...which is what Superteams DO...and it all caves in. This is where I really began to fall in love with Martian Manhunter. He maintains his equilibrium, and quietly and very very calmly tells Capt. Atom that he needs to find a quiet room in which to practice an ancient Martian Meditation techinique.

It's called screaming.

For the next several issues it just keeps going on like this. They end up in Russia again, except that their new Rocket Red is secretly a Manhunter and is trying to kill all of them. Beetle breathes on the glass of the Bug, and writes HELP! Guy who is flying outside sees it, but also thinks that they are just kidding. Eventually of course, they figure it out, and even save the Bialyans from a serious explosion. Then a whole passel of Green Lanterns show up for some reason, including a giant robot and then Metron yells at Scott Free, and Max is revealed to be a cyborg.

This is back in the good old days. When they had plots that didn't drag on for six issues to be later collected into a trade paperback. If Bendis had been writing this, it would have taken six issues just to look for all the bugs in the Russian Embassy!


At 9:19 PM, Blogger Ami Angelwings said...


I need to read more of those :(

I have the first TPB of that run but I can't find any others ;-;

At 7:02 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Ami, it is GREAT stuff. Unfortunately, the "A New Beginning" book is the ONLY collection ever made...so far...of the fabulous old JLI stuff. It's a shame really. There are mass collections of all kinds of JLA crap that is a lot newer, and not nearly as well-written.

You'll have to find the actual issues. The plus to this, is that they aren't too expensive, and have some of the best covers ever conceived.

At 2:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the remainder of the first year came out a long time ago. "The Secret Gospel of Maxwell Lord."

At 6:06 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Awful hard to find, however.


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