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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cry For Justice #5 - Jan. 2010

This isn't a review of this book, since none of the AquaFamily appear in it; but it does contain a moment that's worth mentioning.

Green Arrow is summarizing all the JLA's been doing recently, including taking care of Black Manta, The Fisherman, and a slightly less-well known Aquaman villain:
Ah yes, Cutlass Charlie! A one-off villain who debuted way, way back in Justice League of America #61 and was never seen again:
While I've been staying away from Cry For Justice because of its ultra-grim tone, I have to admit that's a good gag. Its fun to think that just because some character hasn't appeared in decades, it doesn't mean they're not out there.

This bit was mentioned to me by F.O.A.M.er Glenn Walker, and then the scans from the book were sent to me by
F.O.A.M.ers Steve Spatucci and George Rears. A real team effort, thanks guys!


Josh Hill said...

personally, I've been enjoying CRY FOR JUSTICE. I'm a long time fan of James Robinson, especially his STARMAN, so a big part of the draw here was his use of The Shade and Mikaal. and the art is absolutely gorgeous (although it did suffer a bit last month with the fill-in). I understand how the violence can be a turn off but I think the way it's presented has a realistic sense of tragedy as well as importance in the DCU.

Russell said...

I always liked Cutlass Charlie and hoped he'd re-appear somewhere. I often wondered how differently Aquaman would have been if Gardner Fox or John Broome had written his series instead of Bob Haney...

David J. Cutler said...

While violence is never an issue for me, I picked up a couple of issues of Cry for Justice and as much as I love Robinson, it was astoundingly bad.

THIS however is very cute, and I wasn't even aware of Cutlass Charlie. I kind of like the idea that he's a legit, ruthless badass pirate, now. Someone to consider including if DC ever relaunches Arthur's book.

Wings1295 said...

I do like the little bits of continituity thrown in here and there, for fun!