Friday, June 15, 2007

DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #22 - June 1982

sgOk, how would you feel if you were Hal Jordan, the greatest Green Lantern ever, and you had to share cover space with friggin' Inferior Five? It'd probably make you mad enough to go rogue and blow up a whole city or something.

Hal deserves more respect, that's all I'm saying.

Anyway, DC's "Secret Origins" theme was running a tad, oh, thin on the ground as they say if they felt that The Inferior Five and Animal Man needed to be included:
"SOS Green Lantern" by John Broome, Gil Kane, and Joe Giella
"Secret of the Flaming Spear" by Broome, Kane, and Giella(also a Green Lantern story--his "public debut" story...uh-huh)
"The Coming of the Costumed Incompetents" by E.Nelson Bridwell, Joe Orlando, and Mike Esposito
"I Was The Man with Animal Powers" by France Herron, Carmine Infantino, and George Roussos
"Black Lightning" by our pal Tony Isabella, Trevor Von Eeden, and Frank Springer
"Target--21 Legionnaires!" by Jim Shooter and George Papp

...wait a minute, wait a minute. Black Lightning is in this, and doesn't even get to be on the cover? No justice, no peace!

1 comment:

Earth 2 Chris said...

I think this is the one Secret Origins digest issue I don't have. And I don't really want it. :-) I'm trying to think why DC would give the valuable cover spotlight to the Inferior Five. Was it because Captain Carrot (another humorous super hero title) was currently being published, and they wanted to see if there was a market for more? Or was it because Joe Orlando (artist of the IF) was a head honcho at DC, and still had a soft spot for them? Either way, I doubt this issue jumped off the stands much.