Sunday, March 02, 2014

Brave and the Bold #30 - July 1960

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Comics Weekend "Case of the Stolen Super Powers!" by Gardner Fox, Mike Sekowsky, and Bernard Sachs.

It's Adventure Sunday!

The Justice League of America's final "try out" issue of The Brave and the Bold features the introduction of yet another classic villain. Two, actually:
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The Flash, on his way to taking on the Mirror Master, finds himself momentarily without his powers! Luckily the strange occurrence only lasts for a few seconds, too fast for anyone else to notice. The same thing happens to Green Lantern, Woman, and, yes, Aquaman:
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Wonder Woman is first to encounter Amazo, and she finds herself unable to defeat him. Let's see if the team of Aquaman and Green Lantern are having better luck:

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As you might expect, The Flash and Martian Manhunter are defeated as well, leaving all of them to find themselves prisoner of Amazo and his creator, Professor Ivo:
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...and so ends another adventure for the Justice League of America!

As you can see from the final page, DC knew when it had a hit on its hands, and immediately promoted the Justice League to their own title. Aquaman's inclusion to the team transformed the character from a dependable, if relatively unremarked, second-stringer to one of the company's top-tier characters. Aqua-History would never be the same!
 

1 comment:

Anthony said...

Ah, the debut of Amazo, the "one-man Justice League." Still wonder how Prof. Ivo managed to "replicate" magical stuff like Wonder Woman's lasso...