Saturday, May 12, 2018

Star Wars and The Justice League of America




Concluding our 4-part tale, we see that The League finally gets to meet the main players in the Rebellion.  I was the perfect age when the original Star Wars was first released - 8 years old.  I remember our parents packing all 7 of us kids plus three of our cousins into the van and going to see it while we were on vacation.  I hadn't even seen an advertisement for it so I had no idea what I was in for.  The most special effects I had seen on the big screen up to that point was Freaky Friday, so my little head just about exploded with excitement from what I was watching on screen.  in those pre-video days, it would be many years before I saw the movie again, but it was already embedded into my subconscious, I was an instant fan of the world George Lucas created.

11 comments:

Cary Comic said...

I was eighteen when I first saw the original STAR WARS movie. And, I, too, was hooked right from the start. So much so that, when Christopher Reeve debuted as Superman, the following year, I fantasized about him going one-on-one with Darth Vader!

I also still regard the original, forward-facing explosion of Death Star I as far superior to Lucas' ret-con of same.

Jay Johnson said...

Oooh, more Sekowsky! I always loved his thick-bodied Superman, so much more powerful looking than Swan's but quite as blocky as Boring's. Is this from an interior panel? I think I should recognize it, but the change in background and opponents is throwing me off.

Ross said...

Yes an interior... I think it was a Crime Syndicate issue.

Paul Schilling said...

JLA came from Justice League of America #29 (August 1964) chapter 3 of the "Crisis on Earth-Three", page 20.

Bob Greenwade said...

Just out of curiosity I clicked on the Star Wars tag just to see who-all's been dumped into the war: besides these five core JLAers, I see (going in reverse chronological order) Punisher, Blackhawk, Concrete, Airboy, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, the Rocketeer, James Kirk, Spock, Leonard McCoy, Swamp Thing, Will Riker, Flash Gordon, Xena, and Wall-E (plus a presumable Napoleon Solo, and the Mars Attacks Martians; I skipped Calvin and Hobbes as just a bit of whimsy on the former's part). It has me pondering whether one could get all (or even most) of those luminaries together for a 100-page special (maybe #2400). Yeah, probably not, but it would definitely be cool.

Anonymous said...

May the Twelveth be with you!

Anonymous said...

Despite Ross's comment, this does NOT look like a concluding part to a story to me.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with my namesake. Luke's world balloon makes him sound uncharacteristically imperious. Even for the initial post-Death Star/ex-farm boy phase of his life!

Glenn Host said...

It is nice that you were able to find two images with same 5 leaguers for cover. I think the Star Wars rebels would have trouble with shape changing Martian Manhunter although during that period he looked more like a green human.

CraigHS said...

Is this possibly also a crossover with the Star Trek mirror universe? That Skywalker has a red sith lightsaber!

Cary Comic said...

@Craig: that would explain the aforementioned imperiousness.

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