Wednesday, June 20, 2018

X-Men and The Justice League of America in: "Duplicating Dinah!"



The X-Men and JLA crossed paths once before on this blog, in STF #700, but that was with the original team.  The crossover between these two powerhouse groups that I would really love to see would feature the line ups that these teams had from around issue #150-200 of their respective titles. I was the perfect age to enjoy such Bronze Age goodness, and those rosters really resonated with me.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

My money's on the JLA. Superman's heat vision, alone, could reduce Wolverine's skeleton (and Colossus' whole body) to molten slag.

Reg Aubry said...

JLA should be able to handle them, with the possible exception of Kitty Pryde. Can GL's ring work on her intangibility? I'm assuming he could have the ring analyze her energy and figure a way to disrupt it, but maybe that's not true? I'm thinking that she's safe...until Martian Manhunter shows up (whoops!). Or Zatanna (yikes!).

Dale Bagwell said...

Another great cover Ross. This "issue" would definitely be something I'd pick right off the rack to see what the deal was.

Yes, the X-Men are outgunned, but then that's usually how they were best portrayed; not always the strongest or most powerful team, more like the usual underdog in a battle, but damn if they wouldn't put up a hell of a fight though.

Tim said...

Who knows, maybe Scott Summer's optic blast radiates energy equivalent to a red sun. That would help even the odds a bit. Not enough mind you, but that would force the JLA to earn a win.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Nightcrawler could 'bamf' in and 'bamf' out with Green Lantern's ring, or would the ring be to close to Green Lantern's body for Nightcrawler to be able to teleport it away? Nightcrawler could easily get Green Arrow's quiver from his back in my opinion, but I think he has better odds at stealing Green Arrow's quiver than getting away with Batman's utility belt. What are everyone's opinion's on that?
Ordinaryguy2

Cary Comic said...

@Tim: Nope! Cyke's eyes absorb solar radiation from our own yellow dwarf. So chances are they'd merely enhance Superman's powers. Oh, the direct impact of an optic beam against his chest might send the Man of Steel careening backward into the nearest wall! But, after that?

Well, I'd hate to be the X-men.

Cary Comic said...

P.S. @ Ord: Elongated Man would probably keep Nightcrawler from bamfing away by grabbing the latter's tail with his right hand, while giving Kurt's neck a Vulcan-style pinch with the left.

Or, failing that, they might discover they have a similar (circus-related*) background and try to mediate an end to the otherwise mandatory mistaken identity slugfest.

*Kurt used to work for one; Ralph used to hang around them, spying on the "Indian" rubber men.

Tim said...

@Gary Comic: I know Scott absorbs solar radiation. I was just saying that perhaps his body processes it and 'mutates' that energy into something a little different before emitting it through his eyes. Our sun is yellow and his blast is red after all. Again, could be an interesting gimmick/quirk for the STF Scott Summers.

Cary Comic said...

@Jim: Perhaps. But, I honestly doubt it.

Bob Buethe said...

I recognize the JLA on this cover from JLA #128 (which contained the first letter I ever had published -- heavily truncated). At that time, J'onn was out of the League and Zatanna hadn't joined yet. Also, GL's ring didn't work on yellow, so Wolvie should have worn his original costume to the party. ;)

Glenn Host said...

BTW I do not see Nightcrawler and Cyclops or on the cover so if you are going to include them don't forget the Flash just outside the room.

I see the X-Men's biggest weakness being that the JLA are inside limiting Storm's abilities. You would have to think Storm's lightning would affect Superman.

Cary Comic said...

@GH: only if it's black lightning.

You see, long before the intro of Jefferson Pierce to the pre-COIE DCU, there was a Superman story where Flash-rogue, the Weather Wizard, came to Metropolis for a certain kind of high-tech circuitry that would allow him to modify his weather wand, so that he could zap Superman with a form of electrical energy that previously only existed on Krypton. Black lightning!

Which, if a Kryptonian human were struck by it, wouldn't kill them. But, rather, turn them into killers!!

Kid Charlemagne said...

I remember that one. The BL was totally harmless to humans, though--and before they came to see Weather Wizard in the prison (where he had managed to build a miniature Weather-Wand), Flash and Supes disguised themselves as each other, so the BL actually struck the Flash, who was completely unaffected, and quicly (of course) knocked Mark Mardon (WW's real name) out.

Back when comics, though less sophisticated and sillier, were somehow more fun. ^_^

Cary Comic said...

Amen, KC! Amen. :-)

Anonymous said...

Just to note that Cyclops does indeed absorb solar energy, but releases concussive force blasts, not heat, or light, but kinetic energy (with a bit of energy crackle to make it visible)

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