Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Batman and The Squadron Supreme

The Squadron Supreme has an interesting history. They started out as analogues to the Justice League created to interact with The Avengers and that in and of itself was cool enough for me as a young reader in those days before even the first inter-company crossover. Fortunately the team was popular and were brought beck together or individually from time to time. They really broke out of guest star status with the great 12-issue Squadron Supreme series. That dealt for the first time with real world repercussions of a super team and the corruption of power. It was very unique for it's time and predated deconstructionist titles like Watchmen and The Authority which would follow to critical acclaim.

It's unfortunate that the most recent Squadron Supreme series was cut short when the creators left it. I hope to see someone pick up the reins and bring this cool group back to the forefront.

1 comment:

Cathy and Dave said...

I think I read the collected trade after Watchmen and thought they were pretty near similar. Glad I'm not the only one! JMS' reboot was much darker...like that Earth-2 (Two) graphic novel; and a little like that Crisis on Two Earths animated movie. I liked the mini-series, but it sort of lost steam with the regular monthly series...

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