Monday, October 30, 2017

Justice League International volumes 1-4 for sale!

Looking for the stories that put the "fun" back in super-hero comics?  Up for sale are Justice League International volumes 1-4 hardcovers, by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, and more!  Check them out here!



Monday, September 25, 2017

October eBay listings

Looking for action figures?  Hardcover collections?  DC Archives?  Complete runs?  Check out my eBay listings here.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Who's Who on the cover to the JLI Omnibus?

On Wednesday, Kevin Maguire tweeted the cover art to the upcoming Justice League International Omnibus Volume 1, and fans went wild.  Those, like myself, who fondly remember the Keith Giffen/J.M. DeMatteis/Kevin Maguire era of the world’s greatest heroes got to salivate over the artwork and began counting the days until the book was in their hands.

Now, my problem is, I see a cover like that, and the inner fan kicks into overdrive.  I love the history, the continuity, the minutiae on display here, and I want everyone else to appreciate it.

And, because I seem to have a lot of time on my hands (I really don't) and I am a glutton for punishment, I decided to take on a new project — identifying each and every character on the  cover, if only to prove that I'm not out of practice.

Upon undertaking this little venture, I set up a few ground rules for myself.  First, I'm just making basic notes.  I have, in the past, done extensive annotations for various DC Comics crossovers and events which go into characters’ first appearances, abilities, continuity notes, etc., but I'm not doing that here.  For Justice Leaguers, I'm noting when they joined the team and, if applicable, when they left.  For foes and allies, I'm mentioning what their involvement was with the team with regards to the stories in the Omnibus.

Along those same lines, I'm not making notes about anything outside the scope of this volume.  For example, Animal Man leaves the League in JLE #12 but, since that issue is not included in the Omnibus, it doesn't get mentioned here.

Finally, any retcons or continuity changes that occur after the stories contained in this Omnibus are likewise not mentioned here.  I'm looking at you, Power Girl and the Hawks.  


So, dig in and have fun, I know that I did…


  1. Maxwell “Max” Lord IV, began pulling the League’s strings in JL #1.  Officially became JLI administrator and New York embassy chief in JLI #7.
  2. Blue Beetle II (Theodore “Ted” Kord), joined in Legends #6.
  3. Green Lantern IV (Guy Darrin Gardner), joined in Legends #6.
  4. Oberon, manager of Mister Miracle.  Became the New York embassy administrative assistant in JLI #7.
  5. Doctor Light II (Kimiyo Hoshi), aided the League in JL #1-3 and Annual #1.  Never officially joined.  
  6. Susan Dearborn “Sue” Dibny, became Paris embassy administrative assistant in JLI #24.
  7. Elongated Man (Ralph Dibny), joined in JLI #24.
  8. Nightshade (Eve Eden), member of the Suicide Squad.
  9. This is the teenage biker who foolishly stole Barda’s Mega Rod.
  10. Caitiff, a vampire whom Blue Beetle and Booster Gold were hired to repossess.
  11. A Manhunter android, chief antagonists in the Millennium crossover.
  12. Black Hand (William Hand), tried to ruin Guy Gardner and Ice’s date.
  13. Captain Boomerang (George “Digger” Harkness), member of the Suicide Squad.
  14. Amanda Blake Waller, head of the Suicide Squad.  
  15. Catherine Maureen Cobert, became Paris embassy chief in JLI #8.
  16. Metamorpho (Rex Mason), joined in JLI #24.
  17. Fire (Beatriz Bonilla DaCosta), formerly known as Green Fury and Green Flame.  Joined in JLI #14.
  18. Ice (Tora Olafsdotter), formerly known as Ice Maiden.  Joined in JLI #14.
  19. Batman ( Bruce Wayne), joined in Legends #6.
  20. Booster Gold (Michael Jon Carter), joined in JL #4.
  21. Martian Manhunter (J’onn J’onzz of Mars), joined in Legends #6.
  22. G’nort (G’nort Esplanade G’neesmacher of G’newt) aided the League against the Manhunters, and later accompanied them to rescue Mister Miracle from Apokolips.    
  23. Mister Miracle II (Scott Free of New Genesis), joined in JL #1.
  24. Big Barda (Barda Free of Apokolips), accompanied the League to rescue Mister Miracle from Apokolips.
  25. Captain Marvel (William Joseph “Billy” Batson) joined in Legends #6.  Left the League in JLI #7.
  26. Captain Atom (Nathaniel Adam/Cameron Scott), joined in JLI #7.
  27. Animal Man (Bernhard “Buddy” Baker), joined in JLI #24.  
  28. Deadshot (Floyd Lawton) member of the Suicide Squad.
  29. Captain Richard Rogers “Rick” Flag, member of the Suicide Squad.  
  30. Javelin, member of the Suicide Squad.
  31. Virmin Vundabar, member of Darkseid’s Elite. 
  32. Kanto, member of Darkseid’s Elite.  
  33. The Mighty Bruce (Bruce), member of the Injustice League.  (This is the only character I am not 100% sure of, but it's the only one that makes any sense.)
  34. Granny Goodness, member of Darkseid’s Elite. 
  35. Dutchess (Lashina of Apokolips), member of the Suicide Squad. 
  36. Vixen (Mari Jiwe McCabe), member of the Suicide Squad.  
  37. Bronze Tiger (Benjamin “Ben” Turner), member of the Suicide Squad.
  38. Creeper (Jack Ryder), aided the League against the Gray Man.
  39. Lobo of Czarnia, contracted by Manga Khan to kill the League.  Became a member in JLI #19, left the League in JLI #21.
  40. Power Girl (Karen Starr), joined in JLI #24.
  41. Wonder Woman (Princess Diana of Themyscira), joined in JLI #24.  
  42. Black Canary II (Dinah Laurel Lance), joined in Legends #6.  Left the League in JLI #19.
  43. Hawkwoman (Shayera Thal of Thanagar), accompanied the League to the Manhunter homeworld.  Joined in JLI #19.  Left the League in JLI #24.
  44. Hawkman II (Katar Hol of Thanagar), accompanied the League to the Manhunter homeworld.  Joined in JLI #19.  Left the League in JLI #24.
  45. Flash III (Wallace Rudolph “Wally” West), joined in JLI #24.
  46. Doctor Fate I (Kent Nelson), joined in Legends #6.  Left the League in JLI #7.  Doctor Fate II (Eric and Linda Strauss) accompanied the League to the Manhunter homeworld. 
  47. Firestorm II (Ronald “Ronnie” Raymond/Mikhail Denisovich Arkadin/Martin Stein), accompanied the League to the Manhunter homeworld and helped to rescue Harbinger.
  48. Kilowog of Bolovax Vik, helped Mister Miracle and Blue Beetle investigate a Manhunter ship.
  49. Lord Manga Khan of the Cluster, came to Earth to barter.  
  50. Joker, hired by Rumaan Harjavti to kill the League.
  51. Clock King (William Tockman), member of the Injustice League.
  52. Cluemaster (Arthur Brown), member of the Injustice League.
  53. Big Sir (Dufus P. Ratchett), member of the Injustice League. 
  54. Major Disaster (Paul Booker), member of the Injustice League.  
  55. Multi-Man (Duncan Pramble), member of the Injustice League. 
  56. Blue Jay (Jay Abrams of Angor), member of the Justifiers.  Came to Earth to eliminate nuclear weapons.
  57. Silver Sorceress (Laura Cynthia Neilsen of Angor), member of the Justifers. Came to Earth to eliminate nuclear weapons.
  58. Ace, android member of the Royal Flush Gang.  Hired to battle the League, destroyed by Booster Gold.
  59. Queen Bee, leader of Bialya.  Brainwashed the Global Guardians into serving her.
  60. Wandjina the Thunderer of Angor, member of the Justifiers.  Came to Earth to eliminate nuclear weapons.  Later transformed into a weapon by Queen Bee.
  61. Jack O’Lantern (Daniel Cormac), member of the Global Guardians.  Formed an alliance with Queen Bee.
  62. The Gray Man, servant of the Lords of Order. Attempted to steal the world’s dream energy for himself.
  63. Rumaan Harjavti, ruler of Bialya.  Attempted to bolster his nation’s defenses by allying with super-powered individuals.  Killed by Queen Bee.
  64. Katma Tui of Korugar, accompanied the League to the Manhunter homeworld.  
  65. Rocket Red #7 (Vladimir Mikoyan), joined in JLI #7.  Revealed to be a Manhunter spy and destroyed in JLI #9.
  66. Atom II (Raymond “Ray” Palmer), hung out with the League after the Dominator invasion.
  67. Green Lantern II (Harold “Hal” Jordan), accompanied the League to the Manhunter homeworld.
  68. Arisia Rrab of Graxos IV, accompanied the League to the Manhunter homeworld.
  69. Huntress II (Helena Bertinelli), saved Maxwell Lord from a brainwashed Blue Beetle.  Joined in JLI #30.
  70. Driq of Criq, rescued Harbinger from the Manhunter homeworld.
  71. Tuatara (Jeremy Wakefield) member of the Global Guardians.  Brainwashed to serve Queen Bee.
  72. Superman (Clark Kent, Kal-El of Krypton), encouraged the United Nations to grant the League international status.  Accompanied the League to the Manhunter homeworld.
  73. Major Force (Clifford Zmeck), hung out with the League after the Dominator invasion.
  74. Harbinger (Lyla Michaels), rescued from the Manhunter homeworld by Firestorm and Driq.
  75. Starman V (Will Payton), hung out with the League after the Dominator invasion.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics

Confused about which Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics are considered canon in the Buffyverse?  Well, wonder no more!  Head on over to Complete Set for the answer!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars toys

Ever think to yourself, "I really wish I knew how The Clone Wars animated series and toys fit into the greater Star Wars universe"?  Well, to answer all your questions, head on over to Complete Set!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Who's Who in "DC Universe Rebirth" #1

DC Comics published DC Universe Rebirth #1 last week, which kicks off the start of a new era for the publisher.  Written by Geoff Johns and featuring art by Ivan Reis, Gary Frank, Ethan Van Sciver, and Phil Jimenez, the issue was designed to close out the recent New 52 publishing initiative and setting the stage for the next few years of stories in the DC Universe, beginning with all-new Rebirth issues in June.

Closing out the issue was a two-page spread featuring a host of characters by Ivan Reis which showcases not only the big guns of the DC Universe but some surprises as well.  Confused by who's who?  Don't be.  Scroll down and all of your questions will be answered...



1. Superman (Clark Kent/Kal-El)
2. Green Lantern I (Harold "Hal" Jordan)
3. Green Lantern III (Guy Gardner)
4. Green Lantern II (John Stewart)
5. Firestorm (Ronald "Ronnie" Raymond and Martin Stein)
6. Green Lantern V (Simon Baz)
7. Green Lantern VI (Jessica Cruz)
8. Alexander "Lex" Luthor
9. Superwoman (Lois Lane)
10. Donna Troy
11. Wonder Woman (Princess Diana)
12. Atom II (Ryan Choi)
13. Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)
14. Artemis
15. Captain Richard Rogers "Rick" Flag, Jr.
16. Flash II (Wallace "Wally" West)
17. Garth
18. Clayface (Basil Karlo)
19. Red Hood II (Jason Todd)
20. Huntress II (Helena Bertinelli)
21. Captain Boomerang (George "Digger" Harkness)
22. Etrigan the Demon (bonded to Jason Blood)
23. Black Canary (Dinah Lance)
24. Nightwing (Richard "Dick" Grayson)
25. Bizarro
26. Deadman (Boston Brand)
27. Red Robin (Timothy "Tim" Drake)
28. Killer Croc (Waylon Jones)
29. Zatanna (Zatanna Zatara)
30. Deadshot (Floyd Lawton)
31. Deathstroke (Slade Wilson)
32. Arsenal (Roy Harper)
33. Omen (Lilith Clay)
34. Batwoman (Katherine "Kate" Kane)
35. Bumblebee (Karen Beecher-Duncan)
36. Superboy II (Jonathan Samuel "Jon" Kent)
37. Kid Flash II (Wallace "Wally" West)
38. John Constantine
39. Flash I (Batholomew Henry "Barry" Allen)
40. Enchantress (June Moone)
41. Beast Boy (Garfield "Gar" Logan)
42. Robin III (Damian Wayne)
43. El Diablo (Chato Santana)
44. Katana (Tatsu Yamashiro)
45. Harley Quinn (Harleen Frances Quinzel)
46. Orphan (Cassandra Cain)
47. Spoiler (Stephanie Brown)
48. Swamp Thing (Alec Holland)
49. Vixen (Mari Jiwe McCabe)
50. Green Arrow (Oliver Jonas "Ollie" Queen)
51. Raven (Rachel Roth)
52. Starfire (Koriand'r)
53. Cyborg (Victor "Vic" Stone)
54. Mera
55. Aquaman (Arthur Curry)
56. Batman (Bruce Wayne)
57. Shazam (William "Billy" Batson)
58. Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz)
59. Supergirl (Kara Zor-El)
60. Pedro Peña (Shazam Family)
61. Frederick Christopher "Freddy" Freeman (Shazam Family)
62. Mary Bromfield (Shazam Family)
63. Eugene Choi (Shazam Family)
64. Darla Dudley (Shazam Family)
65. Super-Man (Kenan Kong)
66. Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes)
67. Theodore Stephen "Ted" Kord (in the Bug)

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