Monday, February 1, 2010
The Inferior Five #6 (January-February 1968)
I'd say my only experience with the Inferior 5 comes from Ambush Bug comics, one of the few DC humor titles that was actually humorous. That being the case, and considering how broadly these characters are drawn, I plan to just keep things that way. However, while preparing a post about the Aquaman Shrine, I saw a post about this comic on Aquaman's Birthday. Rob decided to celebrate by unleashing a ton of everything-but-the-kitchen-sink-posts at hourly intervals (as opposed to the usual once-a-day format.) I was surprised to see our own J'onn J'onzz on a crowded cover, as drawn by Mike Sekowsky with Mike Esposito. He isn't inside, as the story is actually about the Five visiting the offices of National Periodical Publications for a bunch of bullpen cameos. Stan and Jack had fun with that sort of thing at Marvel, but DC was such a conservative company, I can't imagine that being any great shakes.
After things fell apart on my end of the "DC Challenge" crossover (well, at ...nurgh... and JLDetroit, anyway,) I had to crash study for a math test on Wednesday, and between the two took almost a week off here. I'm not one to cry about missing a few days on my pseudo-daily blog, so long as I end up with 365 posts by December 31st, so today is a good day to start catching up with glorified filler. One trip to the Grand Comics Database and some photo enhancing later, I've got my first offering.
For you purists, here's the unaltered cover scan below, linked to Comicvine's info page on the issue: