Friday, February 24, 2017

Wanted TPB: Pre-Crisis Monitor Appearances Omnibus

Writer: Various
Artist:
Various
Publisher: DC Comics (1982-1985)
 

Includes and Roughly in Chronological Order of Appearance:  New Teen Titans #21, The New Teen Titans Annual #2, Green Lantern #173, Green Lantern #176, Green Lantern #178, The Flash #338 and #339, Tales of the Teen Titans #47, Blue Devil #5, The Fury of Firestorm #28, Batman and the Outsiders #14 and 15, Action Comics #560, Justice League of America #232, Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #317, Wonder Woman #321, Infinity Inc. #8, All-Star Squadron #40, DC Comics Presents #76, Superman #403, The Saga of Swamp Thing #30 and #31,  Justice League of America #234, Vigilante #14, Superman #403, World's Finest Comics #311, Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #319 and #320, Amethyst #2, G.I. Combat #274-276, Wonder Woman #323, Action Comics #564, The Warlord #91, Jonah Hex #90, World's Finest Comics #314, Batman #384, Detective Comics #551, Tales of the Teen Titans #58, DC Comics Presents #78, and DC Sampler #3

Monitor created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez:The Monitor is one of the central characters in Crisis on Infinite Earths. The character began appearing, along with his assistant Lyla, in numerous DC Comics titles beginning in 1982, three years before the Crisis began in July 1985. Wolfman used the early appearances of The Monitor as a sort of arms dealer who would provide supervillains with technology. As Crisis approaches the Monitor reveals he did this as his way to test the heroes and villains of Earth and find out which ones might help him in the battle to save the Multiverse. For the longest times his appearances in the DC’s mainstream superhero titles, were of him from behind or in the shadows, the first appearance of the Monitor Pre-Crisis was Teen Titans Vol. 2 #21 (July 1982)  his face was first revealed in one of their few remaining non-superhero titles, the war comic G.I. Combat #274 (Feb. 1985).


2 comments:

DanielT said...

This is probably the most least likely Wanted TPB you've done yet.

But I would buy this in a heartbeat.

The Dork said...

I agree and both accounts!