Friday, March 25, 2011


“Scary Monsters”

Writer: Judd Winick
Penciller: Fernando Dagnino
Inker: Raul Hernandez
Editor: Rex Ogle & Brian Cunningham


While Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Rocket Red and Blue Beetle find themselves under attack from the Creature Commandoes outside the J.L.I.’s Australian Embassy, inside, Ice tries frantically to save Fire’s life.  Batman and Power Girl have a conference call with the heads of Checkmate that only arouses the Dark Knight’s suspicions of the group.  Sensing that they can’t hope to win against their foes, Booster tells the team to retreat.  Blue Beetle and Ice uses Aten’s healing bandages to save Fire, only to be attacked by Medusa and the G.I.Robots.  Maxwell Lord, masquerading as one of the robots, kidnaps Blue Beetle for the next phase of his scheme…


Page 1:  Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, Rocket Red and Booster Gold last appeared in Justice League: Generation Lost #15.

Project M is a secret government organization that began in World War II.  It specialized in experimental biotechnology and necromancy; known creations of the Project include the Creature Commandos, Miss America and the G.I. Robot. 

“Why we keep being attacking from peoples who are said to be on ‘our side’?!”  This is a running theme with the J.L.I in this series.  Thus far, they have been attacked by the Rocket Red Brigade, Fire, Ice, the Metal Men, Magog and now the Creature Commandos. 

Page 2:  Pvt. Elliot “Lucky” Taylor, Sgt. Vincent Velcoro, Warren Griffith and the G.I. Robots last appeared in Justice League: Generation Lost #15.

Page 4:  Fire and Ice last appeared in Justice League: Generation Lost #15.  Fire was shot in that issue.

“My dad was a mass murderer, you know.”  As revealed in Checkmate #11-12, Fire’s father worked for a military dictatorship in the 1970s and had ordered the deaths of thousands. 

Page 5:  “I killed...a lot of people, too.  For…for Checkmate.”  As seen in the pages of Checkmate, Amanda Waller blackmailed Fire with evidence against her father and forced her to perform covert assassinations. 

It was revealed that Fire’s mother was bipolar and had a psychotic break in Justice League: Generation Lost #3.

Page 6:  Batman and Power Girl last appeared in Justice League: Generation Lost #10.

“And all caused by Captain Atom battling and killing Magog.”  This is how the world interprets the events of Justice League: Generation Lost #13.

Col. Taleb Beni Khalid-Isr and Alton Janus last appeared in Justice League: Generation Lost #8.

Page 7:  “Magog thought he was ordered by Checkmate to kill Captain Atom?”  Exactly!

Page 9:  Aten and Medusa last appeared in Justice League: Generation Lost #15.

Page 10:  Bogman last appeared in Justice League: Generation Lost #15.

Page 12:  “You think I’m a @#$$%?”  She can be.  She can so be a total @#$$%.

Page 13:  “Ola, Jaime.  Que o tem fazer hoje.”  I think that this roughly translates to, “Hello, Jaime.  What do you have to do today?”  Or something like that. 

“Eu estou tao frios.”  This one’s a bit clearer, “I’m so cold.”

Page 14:  I find it interesting that Aten’s healing bandages work on artificial life forms like the G.I. Robots as well as living beings. 

Page 18:  From what I can recall, Medusa didn’t have the abilities of a true Gorgon, just the hair of living snakes.  She must have been upgraded recently and given the ability to paralyze others with her gaze. 

Page 21:  Maxwell Lord last appeared in Justice League: Generation Lost #15.

Page 22:  “It’s okay, Bea.  I’ll take real good care of him.”  Max doesn’t have a great track record in his encounters with Blue Beetles over the past few years…


Tiago said...

I'm not sure if it was written exactly like that, but "Ola, Jaime. Que o tem fazer hoje?" is wrong. It should have been "Olá, Jaime. O que você tem para fazer hoje?". That would indeed be roughly translated as "Hello, Jaime. What do you have to do today?".

"Eu estou tao frios." is also wrong. It should be "fria", since it's a woman saying it. "Frios" is male. And plural. But, yes, she's trying to say "I'm so cold."

Andrew Dowdell... said...

Thanks for the Portuguese translation! I had to rely on online translation sites, and I have no idea how accurate they are.

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