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ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene Phillips Nov 1. 15 Replies

I found this DC "greatest hits" on markdown for $3, so even though I knew I wouldn't agree with its choices, I bought it.…Continue

WHY ISN'T SILVER AGE MARVEL AS WACKY AS SILVER AGE DC?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Willis Oct 20. 6 Replies

They were aimed at roughly the same age group, though some DC titles skewed younger than others. Yet Marvel in the 60s only occasionally indulged in really oddball villains or cover concepts. For…Continue

Any SICKies here?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JohnD May 5. 10 Replies

I never read any of the MAD magazine knockoffs of the sixties. However, in recent years I got a little curious about SICK, the magazine that provided most of Joe Simon's daily bread in that decade.…Continue

Significant Comics Serials or Concepts since 2000

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene Phillips Jan 14. 8 Replies

I quit buying comic books on a regular basis in 2005, having reasoned that I had so many that I could never reread even the ones I liked more than once.But of course the medium continued to develop,…Continue

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Gene Phillips replied to Gene Phillips's discussion ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES
"Among the important JLA stories that built on O'Neil's "White Martian-Green Martian" mythology was the 1977 Steve Englehart-Dick Dillin tale "The Origin of the Justice League--Minus One." While the official…"
Nov 1
Emerkeith Davyjack replied to Gene Phillips's discussion ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES
"...I remember a story that occupied a full issue of - JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED? JUSTICE LEAGUE QUARTERLY? - this supplemental JL title from the 90s. a Giant quarterly.   It followed General Glory through the years, from the Golde. or Silver to…"
Oct 31
Border Mutt replied to Gene Phillips's discussion ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES
"I don't know how hardcore a JLA fan I am, but I do remember it was in issue 5, two issues before the JL went international.  After Batman put Gardner in his place, I'm pretty sure they went off to fight the Grey Man.  Hmmm, maybe…"
Oct 31
Gene Phillips replied to Gene Phillips's discussion ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES
"I didn't like most of Denny O'Neil's dozen or so JUSTICE LEAGUE stories, but issue #71's story "And So My World Ends," shows him at his best, providing a (very temporary) farewell to J'onn J'onzz, the…"
Oct 31
ClarkKent_DC replied to Gene Phillips's discussion ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES
"I first saw this as a post from Gene Ha on Facebook, but he was copying what Gail Simone posted on Twitter. Regarding the pending Superman greatest moments book, of course several people suggested the same moments (like the cover of Action…"
Oct 30
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Gene Phillips's discussion ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES
"Wow, really? That's a surprise. He definitely should have expanded his scope, both I. His research and the people he asked."
Oct 30
ClarkKent_DC replied to Gene Phillips's discussion ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES
"True. Robert Greenberger recently solicited suggestions on Facebook for best Superman moments and I offered at least a dozen. But on the other hand, that approach has its shortcomings. He did a similar book on women superhero moments, and Gail…"
Oct 29
Luis Olavo de Moura Dantas replied to Gene Phillips's discussion ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES
"IIRC, the Construct was revealed to be K%lg%re in a JLI annual years later."
Oct 29
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Gene Phillips's discussion ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES
"Was it K%lg%re? I thought it was The Construct? Maybe it was one originally, and then later became the other?"
Oct 29
Luis Olavo de Moura Dantas replied to Gene Phillips's discussion ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES
"I was no fan of the JLI, but I remember that it was at some point between Millenium and Invasion.  Come to think of it, wasn't it the story when they learn that Maxwell Lord was being controlled by some form of computer (years later…"
Oct 29
Gene Phillips replied to Gene Phillips's discussion ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES
"You are correct, sir; "one punch" made it in. I wonder how many people, even among hardcore JLA fans, even remember what the story proper was about,,,"
Oct 29
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Gene Phillips's discussion ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES
"Greenberger's written a number of these books, and I know he's asked certain facebook groups to suggest moments for him to consider for inclusion, so it wasn't all down to his own experience and nostalgia. But lists like this are made…"
Oct 29
Richard Mantle replied to Gene Phillips's discussion ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES
"Wow Luis ,  Really looking forward to this now!"
Oct 29
doc photo replied to Gene Phillips's discussion ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES
"I'd go with Justice League of America #'s 21 and 22 - the first ever Crisis story that brought the Justice Society into current day comics and set the table for 20 plus years of stories."
Oct 29
Luis Olavo de Moura Dantas replied to Gene Phillips's discussion ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES
"I nominate Justice League of America #260, from 1987 IIRC.  The penultimate issue of the original series, and the most touching JL story that I have ever read.  It will be featured in the JL Detroit thread soon enough, so I do not want to…"
Oct 29
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ONE HUNDRED BEST JUSTICE LEAGUE STORIES

I found this DC "greatest hits" on markdown for $3, so even though I knew I wouldn't agree with its choices, I bought it.Robert Greenberger's text is pretty much what I expected: it's a list of touchstones for hardcore fans, discussing things like the different headquarters that the group used over time. My personal preference would've been for the "greatest…See More
Oct 28

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