Thursday, August 5, 2010
DC75: Despero Enjoys Chess (Justice League of America #1,1960)
God may not play dice with the universe, but the despotic alien Despero sure got a kick out of chancing the lives of the Justice League on a board game. The image of a blank-eyed League seated at a table presided over by the evil mutant is creepy, and watching teammates perish as a hero struggles through a deadly game of chance has become downright routine in its constant homage.
For the full story, read Justice League of America #1 (10-11/1960), or check out more highlights from the past 75 years of DC Comics at The Truly Most Memorable Moments of the DC Dodranscentennial