Tuesday, July 21, 2009

JLA #29 - May 1999

"World Turned Upside Down" by Grant Morrison, Howard Porter, and John Dell.

As if appearing both the Conjurers and Trenchcoat Brigade mini-series weren't enough, The Phantom Stranger makes an appearance in this JLA/JSA team-up, in a setting that looks sorta familiar:
The Stranger didn't have much of a presence in this version of the classic JLA; too bad, he was always a nice contrast to the regular members of the team.


RC said...

With Morrison's overt fondness for the silver age JLA, you might expect one story with the Stranger playing a more pivotal role. Oh well. I do recall an interview in which he said his use of Dream (the Gaiman character) in another JLA story was a sort of homage to the way the Stranger used to show up in the old JLA. BTW, I really like this page as a way to recap the previous issue and establish the scale of the threat. Even if it does perpetuate the "quintessence" notion.

Russell said...

I see PS is back in his cape. I like it!!

Jacob T. Levy said...

Stupid Quintessence. VERY stupid Quintessence set decades before Kingdom Come, when it makes NO SENSE AT ALL.

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