Saturday, January 23, 2016

Wanted TPB: The End of the Justice League of America

Writer: J M DeMatteis
Artist: Luke McDonnell
Publisher:
DC Comics (1987)
Includes:
Justice League of America #258-261

With sales plummeting fast DC decided to end this incarnation of the Justice League of America and reboot it, but before they did they decided to kill a few. Professor Ivo an old Justice League foe sends multiple androids to do it.

In the first issue Vibe gets choked to death while saving a boy.

In the second issue the android sent to kill Gypsy fails due to a developed conscience, but it's enough of a close call for Gypsy who gives up the superhero gig and returns home to her parents.

In the third issue Steel gets mortally wounded smothering an android that explodes. Steel's grandfather (ex-Commander Steel ) eventually pulls the plug on his grandson.


In the fourth issue Vixen and J’onn J’onzz attack Professor Ivo's base and defeat his android army only to discover that Ivo is completely insane. Vixen quits the team leaving J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter the sole survivor of the Justice League of Detroit.

Dork Note: I would luv to have the entire Justice League of Detroit run as a TPB!

1 comment:

Mr. Acer said...

Personally, I think this version of the team could have lasted longer if Gerry Conway didn't write Vibe and Steel in he manner that turned fans (and George Per├ęz) against the title. If I could go back in time, I could, before they even started on the Detroit run, give Conway the idea to use the characterization of the Vibe on the CW Flash show for the comics version--if comics Vibe was a techie-pop culture geek like his modern day version, then maybe the character would have been better received. Like say, in his debut, he reveals that his show-off breakdancin' punk attitude was just a front to hide his more geeky side, and he decides to drop it.