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pyrotwilight ([personal profile] pyrotwilight) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-01-27 02:02 pm

JLI Disassembled. The Rise of Triumph!

Because nobody demanded it, here's part 1 of "Return of the Hero!"

5 pages from Justice League International #67 and 7 pages from Justice League America #92

We begin in JLI 67 where the team is still mourning Tora/Ice's recent death at the hands of Overmaster. But...

The JLA is of course angry that Beetle's selling out to the media like this without consulting the team.

Dun dun dun internal conflict! But wait...why DID Ted go ahead and talk to the media and sell the story anyway?

Because he needed the money to make sure Booster old buddy was kept treated! He was wounded badly during the Overmaster battle I believe.

The story then just jumps back and forth between the various characters who are discussing what to do now that the League's all but disbanded. 

Despite Wondie beating the crap out of a villain and making some people happy about the League again the members still split.

And the issue ends with the Mysterious man in gold appearing before a few of the Leaguers (Elongated Man, L-Ron/Despero, Fire, Crimson Fox and Gypsy.)

Now cometh Zero Hour which tied into his origin and kickstarted his story in Justice League America #92

It's time to see the Justice Leagues first battle as you've never seen it before!                                

One thing I've wondered despite having the issues is, are these the same aliens the JLA first grouped together to fight? (The Appelaxians?)

The timeline's always been a bit wonky for me but basically Triumph put together this team just shortly after Superman began his career. Which is why though people know Superman he hasn't been around all that long and the other heroes even less since they only started popping up after Superman did. (JSA and Black Canary not withstanding I suppose)

Triumph's plan to stop the aliens from drilling into Earth and suck its energy dry is currently going to shit.


Sadly Triumph has been known to have a temper at times. This also began a feud between MM and Triumph.

Here Triumph comes to save the day now!

Sadly attacking the Time Displacement drive head on as suxh DOES  save the day but the chronal energy rips Triumph out of the timeline sending him into a limbo where aside from physically vanishing everyone also forgot about Will as if he never existed.That is until the  time storms caused by Zero Hour loosened him, freeing him.

Will then consults Ralph who informs Will the League is disbanded as Will is stupified and Ralph simply states "We are the Justice League or what's left of it. And guess what mister, we're not interested."

To be continued in Part 2!                                                                                    

Suggested tags.

title: Justice League America
title: Justice League International
char: triumph/william macintyre
char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira
char: blue beetle/ted kord
char: captain atom/nathaniel adam
char: fire/beatriz da costa
char: metamorpho/element man/rex mason
char: power girl/kara zor-l/karen starr
char: elongated man/ralph dibny
char: crimson fox/vivian d'aramis
char: doctor light/kimiyo hoshi
char: flash/kid flash/wally west
char: martian manhunter/j'onn j'onzz
char: flash/barry allen
char: aquaman/orin/arthur curry
char: green lantern/hal jordan
char: superman/clark kent
char: black canary/dinah lance
char: tazmanian devil
creator: Gerard Jones
creator: Anthony Williams
creator: Luke Mcdonnell
creator: Christopher Priest
creator: Luke Ross

tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)

[personal profile] tacobob 2010-01-27 08:06 pm (UTC)(link)
GAH! Everybody grimace now it's the 90's! Grrrah! Gaaah! Wonder Woman, look more manish! Gah! Aquman, suck more! GRAAAH! Atom make your chin grow longer! MAH!

[identity profile] 2010-01-27 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Funny you should say that, because the 90's was the first time Aquaman had a good series since he was created.
tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)

[personal profile] tacobob 2010-01-27 11:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh yeah, I have that entire run..I was commenting on Aquaman in the panels provided above.

Oh Triumph. They tried so hard to shoe-horn him in the JLA, but he ended up getting killed, blown up and then forgotten. Oh woe.

[identity profile] 2010-01-27 11:25 pm (UTC)(link)
It's because he was gay. Hate crime!

Or because he was a dull character. One or the other.

[personal profile] zordboy 2010-01-27 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I don't think Triumph was gay.

Tasmanian Devil was, IIRC. And he's currently doing fine and well and he certainly wasn't hurt off-camera in "Gay for Justice", no sir.

[identity profile] 2010-01-28 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
Chris Priest who made him up says he was supposed to be, but that he never found the right story to adress it.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2010-01-28 12:40 am (UTC)(link)
Strange how often we hear that line, they said the same thing about Invisible Kid in the post-Zero-Hour Legion

[identity profile] 2010-01-28 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
I prefer that to one hamfisted coming out-story.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2010-01-28 10:07 am (UTC)(link)
I don't think that counts then. Unless the Ray knew Neron was shapeshifted, he was responding to a woman, not a man.