Wednesday, August 28, 2013

John Jones Was (barely) Here!

I always liked this cover, but I'm not sure that I ever before noticed that all of the Leaguers are present amidst the protesters in their civilian identities. I had a bit of trouble telling Ray and Hal apart, but the fairer haired John Jones is clearly... obscured? There's enough attention to detail with everyone else that it's not just Bruce Wayne but Shelly Moldoff as Kane-model Wayne, but all we get of Detective Jones is a bit of brow and an off-brand suit*? Suddenly, I like the cover less...

*He typically wore a blue suit with a red & black striped tie.


will_in_chicago said...

Frank, I saw this story and thought of the blog. If J'Onn was real, I imagine that it would make him happy.
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As J'Onn has always been concerned about humanity and Earth, I think that this would be something nice for someone to work into a comic. (Perhas we are indeed the family he has been looking for all these years.)

LissBirds said...

1.) I never noticed that before, either, and I've seen this cover many a time.

2.) Too bad J'onn gets the short end of the stick. I'm guessing it was probably just an artistic decision (too many brown-haired guys on the cover, so we should cover one up for variety's sake?) Or maybe it's a conspiracy, who knows.

3.) Where's Ollie?

Diabolu Frank said...

Ha! At least there's one guy on a lower rung than J'onn!