Sunday, October 11, 2009
1967 Justice League of America Flash Game by Hasbro
I mentioned the 1967 Justice League of America Wonder Woman Game a few months back, and alluded to there being two more besides. Well, here's the second helping, a board game starring the Scarlet Speedster. Once again, J'onn J'onzz's head appears on the box top, this time alongside a blond Green Lantern Hal Jordan, plus Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Superman. Besides the mistakenly red cavaliers like last time, the Manhunter from Mars now sports matching gloves. The shame of it! Anyway, J'onn joins Barry Allen in battering a silly looking dragon. I don't know anything about the games mechanics, so we'll leave it at that.
Posted by Diabolu Frank at 11:59 PM
Labels: 1960s, Flash, Justice League of America, Martian Manhunter, Merchandise
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You know, the few silver age JLA stories I've read left me wanting more. The plots were less then top notch and the action merely suggestive of awesome. But I think the concept is so great. The JLA movie they keep aborting doesn't need to be "dark" and doesn't need high school "drama." It needs cool world shaking threats and fantastic, inspiring characters working together towards cool, world shaking solutions.
That dragon is pretty silly though.
If I can ever get my "D" drive to work again, I can extract the first 2+ years of JLofA plot synopsises and uncolored scans I did in the earliest days of the blog, but have yet to post. Oh, the mocking I did...
About the never-to-be-released JLA movie...I think they should skip the darkness/angst/whatever's hip these days and go for full-out FUN. More along the lines of JLI, though maybe a bit less jokey. I'd like to see what a creative team like Pixar could do with with open access to JLA characters...now there's something I'd pay ten bucks to see.
But please, no angst. I've had my fill. Tragedy's fine. Angst...no.
The first six months of JLI had the right combination of humor and drama for a proper production. Once half the team left or began diminished service, and the C-listers took center stage, it became campy in a way modern mainstream audiences detest. I expect a JLA movie would be best served somewhere between Superman II and the first X-Men movie, and steer the humor more towards Fantastic Four's rather than Otis' moronic bumbling.
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