Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Invaders Vs. The Brotherhood of Evil



It's a small comics world.  The Brotherhood portion of this issue comes from a cover by Ed Hannigan and Jose Delbo for of Mayfair Games' Blood Feud, starring the New Teen Titans.  It is a Role Playing Game written by none other than than Jeff O'Hare, a Patron of this very blog!  That was a very cool discovery to make, nice work Jeff!




12 comments:

Cary Comic said...

Now, the BOE are tampering with time?!

Hmmmmmmmm! I wonder if they got their hands on the Cosmic Cube. But, if so, how? Did they hire Deathstroke to steal it from the Red Skull? If so, why alter WWII? To prevent Niles Caulder (who might've been crippled during that war) from living to found their initial enemy, the Doom Patrol?

True, that might result in Beast Boy never joining the Teen Titans. But, that particular end seems a little too petty for such convoluted means. More of a fringe benefit than a primary goal, in other words. Especially, as he's not even a charter member of the Teen Titans!

No, there's something bigger at play. Something that the TT's might otherwise prevent the BOE from doing. And the only way to prevent their interference is to prevent _their_ formation by eliminating one of their own founders. Like, say, one of Dick Grayson's paternal or maternal grandparents?

Wolfhammer said...

Cool cover. The INVADERS are looking extra vintage here. I'll admit I'm not really familiar with The BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL. Have The INVADERS battled The FATAL FIVE yet?
That would be epic!

Anonymous said...

@ Wolfhammer: As Cary stated, they were initially an enemy of the Silver Age Doom Patrol. The charter membership composed of the Brain, M'sieur Mallah (a genetically engineered gorilla), ex-Nazi General Zahl, and Madame Rouge (a cyborg with Elongated Man-like stretching ability...and hots for the Chief).

The BOE was revived in the pre-Crisis Eighties, however, when the Teen Titans were revived by Raven to ultimately fight Trigon. The new members consisting of Houngan (a high-tech voodoo witch doctor); Warp (a French teleporter); and Plasmus (think Silver Age Clayface with a xenomorphically acidic touch).

Scott Cummins said...

Where's Phobias? Why is she not there?

Anonymous said...

Ross was probably too afraid to include her. ;-)

Bob Buethe said...

As a footnote to Anonymous #1, today's cover shows, from top to bottom, Warp, Plasmus, Houngan, and the Brain.

Bob Greenwade said...

Seeing The Brain here, even without his partner Monsieur Mallah, makes me long for that other character known as The Brain -- the one whose partner is known as Pinky. Now, there's a match-up that ought to be fun!

Oh, and nice work, Ross; and congratulations, Jeff. Hopefully we'll get to see more RPG art on the blog from time to time (*cough* Champions *cough*). ;)

DeepSeaDawson said...

@Bob Greenwade: Would you settle for "Pinky (sidekick to Mr. Scarlet) and the Brain (of BOE)"?
@Ross: I haven't thought of those Mayfair game modules in years. It was my introduction to A LOT of characters I hadn't read about before. (PS. Thanks to Flea Markets and yardsales, I even had a few of those little metal figures they produced)

Simreeve said...

Anonymous DeepSeaDawson said...
"@Bob Greenwade: Would you settle for "Pinky (sidekick to Mr. Scarlet)"

Several years ago, mainly for my own entertainment, I started plotting out an alternative version of the the DC multiverse in which -- because of the relative positions (in 'N' dimensions) of the universes, 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' went differently and left us (a) still with a multiverse, rather than with everything condensed down into just a single universe; and (b), with the former Earth-2 rather than Earth-1 as the "core" for the 'New Earth' that was formed when some of the universes merged. That being the case, it seemed to me that there should be more universes in the surviving multiverse which were 'Elseworlds' based on E2 rather than E1 themes...
One possibility that I came up with was a universe whose Earth still had a Justice Society of America but in which all the members of that team had been characters whom DC -- in Real Life -- acquired from other companies rather than ones whom it (or National, or All-American) created themselves: Mr Scarlet and Pinky were its "replacements" for the Sandman and 'Sandy, the Golden Boy'...

^_^

Dale Bagwell said...

^Now that actually sounds pretty damn interesting @Simreeve. Links?

Cool, cool cover btw Ross.
Ed Hannigan.....such a criminally underrated and under-appreciated artist in his own right. Those Spirit-eque covers on Daredevil and Spider-Man tho....

Bob Greenwade said...

@DSD: That would indeed be quite interesting, and rather fun (even though I'm not at all familiar with Mr Scarlet).

Anonymous said...

He was a Golden Age Fawcett version of Batman who was publicly District Attorney Brian Butler. His youthful ward was called Pinky (which, for all I know, was short for "Allen Pinkerton Butler").

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