Sunday, December 31, 2017

Jack of Hearts Vs. The Royal Flush Gang


I have always really liked The Royal Flush Gang.  I find it cool that the team has gone through so many incarnations, from the old West to present day, often with mysterious leaders/benefactors pulling the strings.  Plus, the family aspect to the group adds a different dynamic than most villainous gatherings.  The DC animated shows did some really interesting things with them as well.

14 comments:

AirDave said...

Brilliant!
I really liked The Joker's connection to The Gang on the Justice League series. That was a really cool episode.

Happy New Year!

PT Winters said...

Another great cover!
Thanks for these, really enjoy them.

Alena said...

Cool cover.

I've always had a fondness for the Royal Flush Gang as well.

One of the few bright points of the 2nd Crisis was the King telling Joker that no one wanted to play with a joker in the deck.

Happy New Year's Eve!

Bob Greenwade said...

Ah! Another cover that I suggested (though only once and quite a while ago, so I doubt that you'd remember it, Ross)! The layout is also well-done enough to have been a unit piece, drawn for this purpose.

Like Alena, I did love King telling Joker that no one wanted to play with the Joker -- "Because this Joker's a little too wild." I also remember a Silver Age story where the Joker stood in, disguised as Ace; nobody at the time (that I'm aware of) commented on the fact that, in poker, a joker is good for "aces, straights, and flushes," so in this royal flush the Joker worked as all three.

As for Jack, hopefully at some time in the future we'll get to see him go up against Marsha, Queen of Diamonds.

Wolfhammer said...

Another great one Ross. JACK OF HEARTS for the win!

How about a team-up of The CREEPER and PROWLER?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Anonymous said...

I always loved Queenie from the Amos Fortune version of the RFG. I'm surprised DC never tried to a Silver Age tale where she attempts to make it a matriarchal outfit! Lord knows, they did it often enough with Pamela Isley in the Bat-comics.

Ross said...

Happy New Years Eve, glad you guys liked this one, I had been looking forward to posting it!

jack-el said...

What kind of car would the Royal Flush Gang use???
...a Duece Coup...
Another great cover and idea. I too am a fan of the RFGang.
Happy New Year, Ross...

Anonymous said...

Hi, Ross. What is the source of the Royal Flush Gang artwork? Ten and Jack and the house of cards remind me of the 1980s outing with Hector Hammond pulling the strings, eventually beaten by Martin Stein, but Ace definitely does not.

P.S. Still on the games theme, have you considered doing a cover using Despero in his old chess-playing days, but using, say, the Avengers or the Marvel Family as pieces?

Ross said...

Anon, the RFG imagie is from a Who's Who entry and the hous of cards BG is from the Super Friends Cartoon Show. JOH is from a Silver Surfer Cover.

I did a riff on that JLA/Despero Chess Cover on a JLA Vs Dr. Doom cover a few years back...

Jinzo 2400 said...

Awesome cover....Jack of Hearts is still among my very favorite Marvel characters and is sorely missed by me. I collected a lot of appearances of his.
The Royal Flush Gang would be a worthy foe but Jack would have literally take off his gloves to stop them....

Anonymous said...

And you did a fantastic job https://braveandboldlost.blogspot.com/2013/07/justice-league-of-america-vs-dr-doom.html. But there are other Despero chess covers if you ever feel like a rematch. I'll check from time to time. Good night.

Anonymous said...

And you did a great job with https://braveandboldlost.blogspot.com/2013/07/justice-league-of-america-vs-dr-doom.html

But if you are inspired with the chess theme, I'm sure you'll remember there were other JLA/Despero covers if you check, mate!

Anonymous said...

How about Daredevil teams up with the Golden Age Jester (Charles Lane) to rescue the latter's granddaughter, Lois, from Marvel's super-villainous Jester?

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