Monday, June 28, 2010

Justice League of America Wedding Special #1 (November, 2007)

The Martian Manhunter, still in his One Year Later "conehead" form, attended Oliver Queen's bachelor party at the Hall of Justice. He was seen rapping with a Beast Boy who was so excited he covered his mouth with both hands. I'd be interested to know more about that, though I suspect from later seeing the former Changeling wiping his mouth with the back of his hand that it might have just been booze. Aquaman, by whom I mean the young Joseph Arthur Curry that began appearing as the Sword of Atlantis in this period, walked a few feet past the pair. Oberon, sadly,  was far across the room.

J'Onn J'Onzz had no apparent contact with the Green Lantern Corpsmen in attendance. Guy Gardner pestered Red Tornado and Aquaman in turn, while Hal Jordan found John Stewart receptive to picking up his slack in service to the League.

During the shindig, Lex Luthor, Cheetah and the Joker continued amassing a super-villainous army at their Hall of Doom. Martian Manhunter foes in attendance included Gorilla Grodd, Effigy, and Doctor Light. Despero, Black Adam, and Mongul all showed up on a wraparound cover for Justice League of America #13, which was also turned into a poster, but that trio were absent from the actual story. Maybe those were the guys all the heroes who vanished at the end of the Special were fighting?

"Unlimited, Chapter 1: Injustice League" was by Dwayne McDuffie, Mike McKone and Andy Lanning.

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LissBirds said...

I never got around to reading this story. But the conehead kind of killed my enthusiasm for it...

Diabolu Frank said...

It was one of those stories where everyone was running really fast in different directions, but in the same room. I enjoyed the art, aside from Benes.

will_in_chicago said...

The problem with the Conehead Hunter, besides a bad personality, is that it leads to bad jokes. I think that either the classic look or the current look works best.

Is it me, or does it sometimes seems that comic companies try to reinvent characters when they are running out of ideas?