Our pal Seth Hahne, of GoodOKBad fame, came up with this 31 Days of Comics challenge, one of those things where each day of the month you're given a different category that you then make a choice of a comic to fill that category. We did it last year and I figured it would be a fun bit to do again, so here we are! Click here to see each of the categories so far!
We continue with Day 7, which is Your Comfort Comic.
Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
Last year, I went with Ostrander's Suicide Squad.
This year, I'll go with Grant Morrison's JLA. What a fun, fun comic book series this was. And Morrison really knew how to deliver big moments for the characters.
Very early on, we got the famous sequence where a group of aliens known as the Hyperclan have shown up on Earth, seemingly to help the planet (while at the same time, people with fire-derived powers have mysteriously gotten sick).
But really, they're bad guys, so the newly formed Justice League of America try to take them down, but they're having problems, which is magnified when the Martian Manhunter seemingly turns on his teammates.
In any event, the entire team has been captured, including Superman (who is being held prisoner and being tortured with kryptonite). The only one who was not captured was Batman, who seemingly was killed in a plane crash (but we know he survived).
Now the Hyperclan go off to deal with "just one man."
Or the amazing sequence with Green Arrow in JLA #9, where the gist of the story is that the Key and some evil robots have placed the Justice League into this contraption that "traps" their minds in various outlandish scenarios (mostly take-offs on popular alternate versions of the heroes, like Aquaman in his blue costume, Wonder Woman in her "Diana Prince" days, etc.) with the idea that he will somehow harness the energy it takes from them to wake up from these powerful dreams to open up an inter-dimensional doorway that will give him lots of power. Meanwhile, the new Green Arrow (son of the previous Green Arrow) has shown up for final testing before he becomes the newest member of the Justice League. He finds himself in the Watchtower fighting the Key and his evil robots, but all he has to use to fight is his father's old quiver of arrows (that he found in a trophy room after his own quiver was destroyed).
That was a lot of exposition, but hey, it's a great scene, so enjoy!
Flash is the first hero to escape from the device, and we learn why (as I mentioned before) that's a GOOD thing for the Key...
Morrison has some fun with Kyle's dream and then we get to the clincher...
Morrison really had fun with the history of the characters.
Such a great run.