This scene is directly out of the story, and when it arrives, you’ll wonder why they made it the cover.
But first… THE AD
Joe Weider CHALLENGES YOU not to make a joke about how he’s Weider than the average person. Oh crap, I just made it.
When really, Flash, you prefer to make magic the usual way… in your PANTS.
Also, I just think Diana’s face here is adorable.
There’s something quietly horrifying about the way this newly-conjured woman attaches herself to this dude.
All these amazing… magical treasures. Now they just have a goose, a horse with wings that don’t work, fairy gold that holds little actual value thanks to the terrible Magic-Land exchange rate, and a pretty sword that’s probably too awkwardly heavy to hang properly.
I love that fire is J’onn’s one weakness. Turns out I, too, am weak against fire. And so are you. And so is just about EVERYTHING, J’ONN.
So… a guy with super-strength, flight, mental powers, invisibility, and the ability to shapeshift… and we’ve paid the price of a comic book to see him not use any of his powers. DC Comics, y’all.
I think what’s bothering me the most about these early JLA adventures is that most of the time, these superheroes seem to employ abilities that don’t belong to them. I really don’t think Diana can vibrate her feet at super-speed. It’s almost like someone wrote the script without naming characters and the artist just plugged in whoever he felt like drawing that day.
This is the magic spell equivalent of “Well I’m Merlin the Wizard and I’m here to say/I like doing magic in a magical way!”
8 time-displaced stout yeomen
12 detached sidecars
4 baboon generals
7 melted pieces of green plastic
12! 12 wonderful soldiers! AA-AA-AAAAH!
1 conscientious objector
4 Ethel Merman impersonators
FIIIIIVE GOLDEN RIIIIIINGS
And that’s it for today’s Comics Breakdown! Remember: we’re putting up content every weekday! Join us tomorrow for Justice League of America #3! Until then, sleep the sleep of the cyclopean horrors that haunt my dreams!