Monday, May 27, 2013

Justice League of America and The Phoenix



I was wondering if Famke Janssen as  Jean Grey would be showing up with the rest of the returning original cast for next year's X-Men: Days of Future Past, but it looks like audiences won't have to wait that long to see her.  I was surprised to see her show up in the latest Trailer for The Wolverine, and I wonder how big of a role she will have there.  I still hope she will show up in X: DoFP as well - if only to allow the time-bending plot line to undo the shoddy treatment she and Cyclops received in X-Men The Last Stand.

The events of this story will have direct ramifications leading to tomorrow's cover, so make sure you check in to see what happens next!

4 comments:

Isaac said...

This one's better than the last one Ross!

Mr. Coffee said...

Gee, not too many Justice League adventures involving the occult, so from what issue was this from? Good grief, the '70's were really weird!

Ross said...

It's from JLA #98 - originally it was Sargon the Sorcerer coming out of the ring.

pblfsda said...

The cover's from #98(05/72). I seem to remember a number of old pre-Crisis JLA covers involving magic or the supernatural. I just double checked and I think they actually stopped using them shortly after this. The real question is what is or isn't the occult, since Gardner Fox often treated science as though it were magic. The ones I could definitely consider involving magic or supernatural images on the cover are (at least) #'s 2, 6, 10 and 11, 21, 29, 35, 37, 49, 51, 72, 83-85, 94, 98 and 103. I stopped looking after 1975 or 1976. Generally, anything with Felix Faust, the Demons Three or the Justice Society involve the occult either on the cover or inside. And there are many images (like the Jimi Hendrix lookalike leading the JLA like the Pied Piper) where I couldn't remember if the plot involved magic or not.

Forget the 70's; if you want weird, check out Jimmy Olsen covers from the 50's and 60's.

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