Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Justice League: Cry for Justice #1 (September, 2009)

Aboard the JLA satellite, Green Lantern Hal Jordan took a stand against Superman, feeling that the League as it currently stood was failing to see justice done. “How much more are we supposed to take? And how many more of us will be taken? …With each crisis more of us fall. Now Bruce is gone. And J’Onn.”

Typical grandstanding douchebaggery on Hal’s part, given his less than cozy relationship with either recently deceased hero, and the way he added the Martian Manhunter’s name as an afterthought to Batman’s. Wonder Woman felt this wasn’t like Hal, which made it clear that she was still in Post-Crisis mode and didn’t know Jordan all that well. Green Arrow knew him for the reactionary cowboy that he is, given that they were the same in that regard. Oliver Queen chose to ride out with Hal as a hard-traveled hero over sticking by his own wife, Black Canary.

From there, the story branched out to events in the lives of Starman Mikaal Tomas, Congorilla, two Atoms (Ray Palmer and Ryan Choi,) and many more. These heroes all found themselves in a position to seek out extreme justice, if not for the negative association with the '90s team, though not entirely inappropriate.

“Cry For Justice: The Beginning” was by James Robinson and Mauro Cascioli.


will_in_chicago said...

Hal Jordan was definitely not selected for the Green Lanterns Corps based on his social skills. He was never particularly close to J'Onn J'Onnzz or Batman.

By the way, please check out what I posted in the comments for the Martian Manhunter sketch card on Matt Kindt's latest interview.

Also, while checking things at CBR, I found a preview of Batman Beyond #12 -- with a guest appearance by the Martian Manhunter. Here is the link -- http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=15042

Diabolu Frank said...

It shows how much I like Howard Porter on Martian Manhunter that I'll even take him in that turdly BB costume. Shame such a weak reveal remained concealed in solicitation copy that could have instead taken my money for the appearance.