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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Thank God for Starro

jla65

I've written about this panel before, but I just love it so much. For context: It takes place in the old Justice League mountain headquarters, where T.O. Morrow has reanimated a whole pile of JLA foes. The heroes and villains, in the usual Dick Dillin style, are fighting right on top of each other, practically jamming their elbows into each other's eyes. Which makes the "atomic warhead arrow" an even BETTER fighting strategy than it would normally be. I know I'd want to have one on my back if I spent my nights jumping off rooftops.

From JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #65, 1968. This two-part story was longtime writer Gardner Fox's last on the title, and Dillin's first.

5 comments:

werehawk said...

Question: I'm a Starro fan and was curious is Starro only appeared in a few panels or maybe a couple of pages in this issue JLA 65?

werehawk said...

Question: I'm a Starro fan and was curious is Starro only appeared in a few panels or maybe a couple of pages in this issue JLA 65?

Stuart Moore said...

Just a few panels. Oddly enough, I'm working on a Starro project right now!

werehawk said...

A Starro project would be really cool. I've really gotten into Starro lately (as a big fan of Bedard and REBELS - though ironically not a big fan of what he (or Morrison) did with Starro) and have had or got all his appearances except for Justice League 27 & 65, both of which were minor, but I would love to see more panels from those two issues as they are hard to track down.

My Starro favorites were the JLE issues and JLA 189-190 (which really defined Starro). The recent appearance (in the past) in JLA 80 page Giant wasn't bad either.

And the new Starro action figure is fantastic!

werehawk said...

A Starro project would be really cool. I've really gotten into Starro lately (as a big fan of Bedard and REBELS - though ironically not a big fan of what he (or Morrison) did with Starro) and have had or got all his appearances except for Justice League 27 & 65, both of which were minor, but I would love to see more panels from those two issues as they are hard to track down.

My Starro favorites were the JLE issues and JLA 189-190 (which really defined Starro). The recent appearance (in the past) in JLA 80 page Giant wasn't bad either.

And the new Starro action figure is fantastic!