Monday, January 28, 2013

Justice Society of America and Captain America



Out of all of Marvel's Characters, I think that Captain America would work the best in the DC Universe.  I don't know if it is his wartime origins or his unashamedly heroic personality, but he seems like he would be just as effective at leading the JLA or JSA as he does the Avengers or the Invaders.  It's probably his ability to see the best in others, and inspire them to bring it out. Whatever the reason, it would be interesting to see how he would interact with comicdom's first ever superhero team.

18 comments:

Jay Andrews said...

Classic Cover. One day I would love to interview you for my site, Ross. Your work is outstanding.

Steve said...

I sit Black Canary? She debuted post-war, right?

Dr. OTR said...

It must be Starman. His chest is turned towards the reader, but e s saluting Cap (or possibly just scratching his head) while looking at him, thereby twisting his body to an impossible degree. Only a Ratzi Nazi spy could be so dastardly. Either that, or he's really Plastic Man, on loan again from the FBI, posing as Starman to keep tabs on the team.

Excellent cover, by the way? The All-Star Squadron remains my favorite team-up book ever, and any WWII setting of those characters brings a smile to my face.

Gernot said...

I say the imposter is Green Lantern! His ring is on the wrong (right) hand! ;)

Great cover! :)

sminstrel@sbcglobal.net said...

cap is saluting with his LEFT hand. no soldier does that!

Isaac said...

I would buy the hell out of this if it were real!

Eric Goebelbecker said...

Capt. America's shield is on the wrong arm also. He is being impersonated by a left-handed kraut!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CaptainAmerica109.jpg

Ross Pearsall said...

Gernot and Eric have it correct! The REAL Cap would never salute with the wron hhand

Anonymous said...

Alan Scott is left handed

Rich Meyer, harbinger of Chaos said...

Yeah, Alan Scott is definitely a southpaw ringslinger ... maybe two imposters? :-)

Anonymous said...

Captain America would definitely have worked in the DC Universe. Cap was a DC character published by Marvel, and the Doom Patrol and Metamorpho were Marvel heroes published by DC.

Bob said...

How about doing something with the Wizard of Oz? Did you ever notice how the doorway to the Emerald City is decorated with what looks like a Green Lantern emblem?

And maybe Superman teaming up with Archie, to face Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Grundy. (Superman partnering with a red-headed kid with freckles? Who would believe it?)

Ross said...

Superman will cross paths with someone from Archie publications in an upcoming cover...

Bob Greenwade said...

I caught the same thing as sminstrel in about two seconds.

Also, I agree with your assessment of Cap in the DCU. It's not for nothing that, when the JLA and Avengers teamed up, Superman nominated Cap as the field leader (and everyone else unanimously agreed).

The Tune Inn said...

Great comments all around, people! Well, it seems like many of DC's New 52 books have the look and feel of Marvel, and it's NO compliment, frankly.

Dale Bagwell said...

Awesome cover as usual.
I also agree that Cap , out of a handful of Marvel Heroes, would be a great addition to a group like the JLA, JSA, or hell, just imagine him on a team like the Freedom Fighters w/Uncle Sam? It would be, wait for it.....Legendary;)

Steve said...

So who was the impostor?

Ross said...

As I said above - Cap, the salute is the giveaway.

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