Friday, May 10, 2013

"That's one HUGE cast you're sporting, there, buddy!"

A smattering of favorite issues and story lines
that had outrageously over sized casts...yet
still managed to handle the story well!
Wonder Woman (3rd series?) # 173-175,
"The Witch and the Warrior"
Phil Jimenez magic with Andy Lanning
and (pictured) Adam Hughes cover.

The JLA/Titans mini-series, "The Technis Imperative"
by Devin Grayson and Phil Jimenez

Young Justice #s 50 and 51,
by Peter David, Todd Nauck.

Avengers # 181
(and the ensuing buildup issues,
# 167, 168, 170-177, "The Korvac Saga" by
David Micheline, Jim Shooter, Bill Mantlo,
George Perez, Sal Buscema, and more!)

"JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice"
original graphic novel by
David S. Goyer, Geoff Johns, Carlos Pacheco
A beautiful rendering of the classic team-up
with characterization and interaction
depicting the teams' personalities and histories.

Guy Gardner, Warrior # 29,
with the grand opening of Warriors bar, featuring
cameos by nearly every DCU member at the time!
Featuring both the gatefold specialty cover
(opening to a Jimenez crowd scene) or
the regular edition featuring the homage cover.

"Project: Super Powers" from Dynamite Comics and Alex Ross
doing a splendid revitalization of a host of Golden Age
characters, including Daredevil and Black Terror.

The beloved "Defenders for a Day" storyline from
the 1970s, from "Defenders" #s 63-65, featuring
a slew of B and C characters of the day!

JSA: OUR WORLDS AT WAR Special # 1, featuring
nearly every legacy character of the time!
Great for Golden Age fans!

Hanna Barbera's "Laff-a-Lympics" featuring
the entire cartoon universe of Hanna-Barbera.
Published by Marvel Comics, Charlton, and more.

"Crisis on Infinite Earths," the standard-bearer and first
kitchen-sink-cast comic of this magnitude. Hated
the end result, but the cameos and art was stupendous.

James Robinson and Paul Smith's splendid
"The Golden Age" mini-series with a great
smaller human interest story, but with a
bunch of Easter eggs and a final scene that
delivers for 'big fight scene' fans.

Waid and Kitson's Silver-Age revamp with the
early days of the retconned Justice League,
featuring all the heroes of the age.
(Albeit conveniently deus-ex-machina'ed
into second banana status for the purpose
of this story.)

The original super-team-up at DC Comics
with a really cool story combining all the characters
previously featured in SHOWCASE!

Story by  Paul Kupperberg and Paul Levitz,
 and art by Joe Staton!


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