Friday, June 1, 2012

2010-2011 The Justice League of America 100 Project charity art by Tim Seeley & Mike Norton

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Also featuring Superman, Supergirl, Batman, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, and Jade. What, no Miss Martian or Batgirl? Are J'Onn and Bruce to be taken as a couple? I can see that, actually.

By the way, Seeley's Hack/Slash is a great read for fright flick fans. I've reviewed the first two trade collections on my PG-13/Soft R "whatever" blog, ...nurgh...:
  1. First Cut 
  2. Death By Sequel

In late 2000, a consortium of comic publishers came up with the idea to create a financial safety net for comic creators, much in the same fashion that exists in almost any other trade from plumbing to pottery. By March of 2001, the federal government approved The Hero Initiative as a publicly supported not-for-profit corporation under section 501 (c) (3).

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative (Formerly known as A.C.T.O.R., A Commitment To Our Roots) has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.


Please enjoy this gallery of ALL 104 original Justice League of America #50 Hero Initiative covers!

Hardcover and softcover versions of a book collecting all the covers will be available in December, 2011. AND all the originals will be auctioned off according to the following schedule:

• December 3, 2011, Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles, CA: Display of all 104 covers and auction of first one-third
• Jan. 20-22, 2012, Tate's Comics, Lauderhill, FL (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area): Display of remaining covers and auction of second one-third.
• Feb. 17-19, 2012: Orlando MegaCon, Orlando, FL: Display and auction of final one-third.

All covers will be sold via LIVE AUCTION on-site at the venues above. If you cannot attend but wish to bid, proxy bidding is available.
Contact Joe Davidson at:
Deadlines for each grouping are below, and each cover carries a minimum bid of $100.

Special thanks to Firestorm Fan for the notice!


will_in_chicago said...

Sorry, Frank, but I could not resist this based on one of your comments. (In a way, it makes sense, as J'Onn as a telepath is perhaps one of the people who could understand the Dark Knight). So, you may find this amusing if you have not seen this already:

Diabolu Frank said...

Pretty reasonable points made. I do think JLTF #8 cemented J'Onn as heterosexual by Earth standards, but it probably wouldn't hurt his New 52 profile to be THE hero of the omnisexual. It's the next, next, next civil rights issue, after all.

will_in_chicago said...

Well, one thing that J'Onn has in his favor in the romance department over the rest of the DCnU is that he will understand others. Also, Martian biology is so different from human biology one has to wonder whether such divisions as male or female or White, Green or Pale are just choices.

Diabolu Frank said...

I have issues with making Alan Scott gay, because one of my favorite aspects of the character was his tortured May-December romance with Molly in the '90s. That said, I have bigger issues with the de-aging and move to a parallel Earth, so I'm glad he's gay to give something back for the many aspects of the character lost that made him unique.

If the same move was made with J'Onn J'Onzz in the New 52; including his having a gender-neutral marriage or same-sex family via the differences in Martian procreation; I'd be totally supportive of that. However, pre-Flashpoint, he was pretty unambiguously masculine and attracted exclusively to females of various races/species. He made reference to being uncomfortable in female forms, and his self-created image was thoroughly "butch," what with the bald head and muscles and all. I'm all for progressive thinking going into the reboot, but pre-boot, J'Onn was downright conservative in his personal gender issues. Actually, one of the things I dug about Malefic in Justice League: Doom was his choosing an attractive female for to seduce his brother. Very Brian DePalma, and I think it would be majorly interesting to see Ma'alefa'ak's more ambiguous/deviant sexuality played against J'Onn's comparative rigidity.