Friday, May 11, 2018

Darth Vader Vs. The Justice League of America




Presenting another two-part adventure - well, actually, this is part three of a four-part adventure since it picks off of events that began in STF #1103 and then continued into STF #1104... so stay tuned tomorrow for the exciting conclusion!

The more I watch Justice League, the more I am disappointed by the decisions made on that film.  For a movie that cost so much money, it looks really cheap - the entire third act appears as if it takes place on a big empty soundstage, with CGI elements added in later, making it look a lot more like a video game than a movie... and who are are the League saving anyway?  As far as I can tell, there was only a single family of civilians. I kind of wish there was a shot at the end of Avengers: Infinity War with the League fading away, so we can just start over with the DCEU (OK they can keep the actors for WW and Superman maybe).

12 comments:

harry bean said...

ill loose it if he sends stormtrooper monkees after them

AirDave said...

There were a few things that were disappointing. The biggest thing is that since 2011's The New 52, the League is trying to copy The Avengers with Darkseid. If Marvel and The Avengers are going cosmic, then the Justice League should find someone other than Luthor or an Injustice Gang or Legion of Doom. Someone like Vandal Savage or Doctor Destiny. Batman and Superman are over-exposed. It should be the classic line-up. Marvel proved that a "B-List" character can score at the box office, given the right story and direction. Wonder Woman proved that, too.

Just my two cents.

stevieclown2000 said...

If Snyder hadn't left, JL would have been far better. It certainly had more humor, and Danny Elfman quoting his own Batman theme and Williams Superman made it work for me. Considering JL is like Superman IV, cut way down, so much story lost and too much action. Also how come WonDer Woman wasn't able to stop these near gods as easily as she did her uncle in WW?

Marc Harkness said...

It sounds heretical, but has anyone noticed how well the main story of 2017's 'Wonder Woman' works as a prequel to 'Captain America The First Avenger'? Seriously, It is not at all hard to extrapolate. Dr. Poison, in addition to her vast array of toxins, creates a blue liquid that can (temporarily) imbue subjects with vastly enhanced strength and reflexes. At the end of the movie, she is overcome with a sense of regret and shame. She then chooses to retire from science but entrusting her notes on the one formula she created which might possibly have benefit for humankind to Abraham Erskine, a man whose integrity and ability she trusts, for further development. Do note that both her formula and the early formula that Johannes Schmidt used both caused a degree of mental instability in the recipients (as did the super soldier serum given Emil Blonski in the 2008 'Incredible Hulk' film. We can assume this serum was based on incomplete notes from either Dr. Poison or Erskine.)

Unfortunately, while the defeat of Ares filled most of the German soldiers with a sense of peace, it instead filled a young Johannes Schmidt, an aide to General Ludendorff, with a hunger for 'Godly Power'

Also, we can imagine Steve Rogers being named after his maternal Uncle: Steve Trevor.


Just putting that out there for what its worth.

Jay Johnson said...

Crisis on Earth-3! Nice one Ross. Everyone reuses the 'crystal ball' cover of Crisis on Earth-1, but I've always preferred this one!.

Cary Comic said...

Personally, I had no complaints with the JLA movie. The writers had to introduce the Bad Guys of Kirby's 4th World, somehow! With the Superman animated series, from the Nineties, it was Kanto (using Intergang as guinea pigs). With Hollywood, they used Steppenwolf to--ahem!--get their creative motors running.

Speaking of Leagues; I've got an interesting challenge for you, Ross. Napoleon Solo of U.N.C.L.E., John Steed of the Avengers, and 007 vs. a radical feminist conspiracy headed by Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Madonna. You could call it...

"The League of Ambitious Blondes!"

Paul Schilling said...

I have to say one thing and that is I always loved the team-ups of Mike Sekowski and Murphy Anderson now just as much as I did in the 60's when this JLofA came out. Same Thing with the works of Infantino and Milgrom.

jackel said...

...how about as the leader of the league of ambitious blondes as proposed by Carey above David McCallum as U.N.C.L.E.'s agent Ilya Keriukan (spelling??)???

Anonymous said...

@Jackel: Correct spelling is "Kuriakin," tovarisch. ;-D

Cary Comic said...

@Anonymous: actually, tovarisch, proper spelling of "Kuryakin" is like Cyclops of Greek mythology. Only one "i!"

Bob Greenwade said...

Ross - Nice cover! I saw it this morning, and have been intrigued all day (even including a few little blips while watching, coincidentally, Avengers: Infinity War) about what's in store for tomorrow.

I'm till waiting to see JL, though; I'm on my public library's waiting list for it. I think I'm #34 right now.

Harry - I'll "loose it" myself if the Monkees are on tomorrow's cover in any capacity whatsoever, Stormtrooper or otherwise. (Although, Ross, that might suggest some future cover....)

Dave - Wonder Woman is hardly a "B-List" character. She, Batman, and Superman are largely regarded as DC's "Holy Trinity," if only because they're the only three superheroes whose titles didn't shut down during the "dark period" of the 1950s.

Cary Comic said...

@Bob Greenwade: Largely and rightfully! :-)

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