I would totally have read a Justice League Forgotten series if DC had published one as part of the new 52….

§ October 11th, 2011 § Filed under superman § 15 Comments

…because, c’mon, look at that collection of heroes:

Dude, Space Cabby. Space Cabby. Space Cabby is awesome, to which this internet colleague of mine will gladly attest.

The villains on the right are kinda…yeah, but that might be better than Darkseid yet again. Well, except maybe the Atom Master. I mean, just look at that guy.

BONUS: The last page of the issue leads directly into the Crisis on Infinite Earths, which is probably helped by the fact that Marv Wolfman wrote ’em both:

For more swell Curt Swan art, go check out Swanderful…lots of beautiful pieces presented there.

images from DC Comics Presents #78 (February 1985) by Marv Wolfman, Curt Swan and Dave Hunt

15 Responses to “I would totally have read a Justice League Forgotten series if DC had published one as part of the new 52….”

  • C. Elam says:

    Why doesn’t DC publish an ongoing series with Ultivac and the Faceless Hunter from Saturn? There’s the real question.

  • philfromgermany says:

    Fool, it is the Atom MASTER, not Smasher! Fear his bespectacled, behelmeted wrath.
    I have to say, as a Suicide Squad fan, I loved the Enchantress and Krakow, the living sound effect was kinda cool too.
    I think I have one or two Chris-KL stories, not a highpoint definitely. Halk and Jero, though I have that issue, I can’t remember anything about them.

  • John Platt says:

    The Forgotten Heroes and Forgotten Villains issues of DC Comics Presents! Holy cow, I’d — ahem — forgotten about them! Now they kinda all come rushing back. Well, not really, but I do remember getting a real kick out of these when I was a kid.

  • Didn’t about half of these show up in James Robinson’s latest Justice League run? I’m pretty sure …

  • Krakow! Is he from Krakow, Poland? ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krak%C3%B3w )
    I seriously hope so.

    – Señor Editor (previously known as Prof. Booty)

  • IvoryTower says:

    Do we get bonus irony points for a group of villains called “The Triad” with no one Asian amongst them?

  • Andres says:

    Yeah, sure, Chris KL-99 is fine but Chris KL-98 was much edgier. I was into the Chris KL line of characters before they were cool.

  • Boosterrific says:

    Who could forget a 50-feet tall, three-fingered Faceless Hunter From Saturn who talks from his nipples? I’m pretty sure if I’d seen that once, I would remember that forever.

  • Dave says:

    I would by the hell out of a Space Cabby series.

  • Harvey Jerkwater says:

    Little known fact about the Atom-Master, #33:

    The only reason he wears that helmet and those glasses is because he is so goddamn sexy that he has to wear such prophylactic devices just to get a moment’s respite from the demands placed upon his crotch. It’s reasonable. It’s SCIENCE. I mean, he’s just one man.

  • Casie says:

    Space Cabby would be AWESOME! I’ve never seen The Faceless Hunter from Saturn before but I know there needs to be more of him…and all the rest for that matter.

  • Mikester says:

    Philfromgermany – Oops, fixed now!

  • De says:

    The Faceless Hunter from Saturn showed up a few times on the Batman: Brave and the Bold cartoon.

  • Moonrock says:

    Loved these issues as a kid. Who knew Animal Man would go on to bigger things than the Forgotten Heroes? As for the last panel, what was the Monitor’s “scheme”? Wasn’t he originally hinted at being a villian in his early appearances?

  • Bret says:

    Rick Flagg and Rip Hunter also went on to some big stuff.