Super Heroes

Justice League : A Return To Greatness

BWAH HA HA

Fans of the Keith Giffen, JM Dematteis, Kevin Maguire version of the Justice League will be able to have their entire exploits together in one place. Justice League International Omnibus Vol. 1 will be released on October 3rd with a $99.99 price tag.

Following the events of the Legends crossover event, Martian Manhunter brings together a new group of heroes as the new Justice League. Known for it’s more humorous and satirical style, this iteration of the League is affectionately known as the BWHA HA League.

There have been previous collections of this run, but this oversize omnibus collects their run in its entirety for the first time. The collection will include JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL OMNIBUS VOL. 1 collects JUSTICE LEAGUE #1-6, JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #7-25, JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #26-30, JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL #1-3 and JUSTICE LEAGUE EUROPE #1-6.

Detroit League Assembled

 

THE JLD

In the early 80s one of DC’s landmark teams underwent a major membership shift. The venerable Justice League of America would see most of its legendary team leave and be replaced with a roster of less renowned characters. To comic book fans this team would come to be known as Justice League Detroit, or the Detroit League.

Under the guidance of Gerry Conway and Chuck Patton Aquaman would dissolve the existing League and reform the team with heroes who could devote themselves full-time. Aquaman would be joined by Martian Manhunter, Zatanna, Elongated Man, Vixen, Gypsy, Vibe, and Steel.

While it may not be as highly recognized as the satellite era League, or the Grant Morrison Magnificent Seven League, the Detroit League does have fans who have some fondness for this team. Those fans, and readers who haven’t had the chance to read the Detroit era, can look forward to an Omnibus collection of their adventures coming out next year.

Justice League: The Detroit Era Omnibus will be an 800 page collection due for release on January 16th, 2018.

REVIEW : DOCTOR STRANGE # 9

Doctor Strange #9

I’LL BE YOUR MONSTER

 

Part 4 of the Last Days of Magic storyline.

The Imperator leads an interdimensional super-science army, called the Empirikul, on a vengeance filled crusade to “purify” magic across the dimensions.

Earth has been all but drained of magic. Dr. Strange and a handful of now former magic users are out trying to find the remaining scraps of magical items that remain so that they can have some small chance of defeating the Empirikul.

After one last run to gather a magical artifact, Dr. Strange and his group of mages gather in Tibet to arm themselves for the big fight against the Imperator. Meanwhile, the Imperator and his inquisitors have taken down Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum and purged it of all magic, except for what is lurking in the cellar.

There is a price to pay for using magic. A price that Dr. Strange has been able to put off paying. It has taken form in his Sanctorum. Locked away in his cellar, growing. And now the price is coming due.

The Imperator has opened the cellar and unknowingly freed the embodiment of magic, depravity, and pain. As he fights to purify this abomination the mages arrive, armed with the remaining magic items in the world.

The final fight for magic is about to begin.

The new Doctor Strange series from writer Jason Aaron and artist Chris Bachalo has been excellent. The current Last Days of Magic story has Dr. Strange fighting against desperate odds without having his magic to aid him. He’s lost his home and his powers. Yet he keeps clawing his way forward in this fight.

Doctor Strange #9 is a definite buy.

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