Random Filler: JLA Retrospective – The Grant Morrison Run

[No post for today. Instead, here’s a thing that I wrote up and had nowhere to post, so I stuck it in the drafts here. I thought you guys might find it interesting since it involves writing and relates to some of my riffs (particularly The Shadow Warriors, which’ll be starting back up in about eight days), even though it’s not fanfiction. So… yeah. Anyway, it’s long for a filler post, but my actual post for tomorrow is a quick little interlude, so I figure that’s a fair trade. – Bats]

Title: JLA Vol 1 (1996)
Author: Grant Morrison (34 issues), Mark Waid (6 issues), Mark Millar (1 issue), J.M. DeMatties (1 issue), D. Curtis Johnson (1 issue)
Media: Comic Book
Topic: Justice League
Genre: Generic Alien Invasions / Nonsense / Nonsensical Alien Invasions / Villains Bragging a Whole Bunch / Invading Alien Villains Bragging a Whole Bunch / Asskicking / Kicking Invading Aliens’ Generic Asses / Bat-Wank / Silver Age Throwbacks / Throwbacks to Silver Age Alien Invasions / Oh By the Way Did I Mention the Fucking Aliens
URL: n/a, but it’s available on DC Universe and Comixology if you’re interested
Critiqued by BatJamags

Hello once again, patrons! I’m your host, BatJamags, and I’m back with something completely random. This is just a recap and critique of a comic series that I’m reading. To work my way up to this, I’m going to have to give you a very abridged history lesson on the Justice League (with excessive wiki links for those who are interested).

PART I: TEAM HISTORY AND PRIOR BOOKS

The Justice League of America was introduced in a series of three issues of DC’s team-up series The Brave and the Bold during 1960. The stories featured five members: Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, the Flash, Green Lantern, and Aquaman. Superman and Batman were shown to be members but couldn’t be properly used due to editorial stupidity. This was lifted when the League got their own series three months after their debut. They proceeded to have wacky, cheesy, and mostly forgettable sci-fi adventures as was common in the Silver Age of Comics (~1956-1970). Green Arrow and the Atom joined almost immediately while Hawkman and Black Canary came a bit later. Into the Bronze Age (~1970-1987), the Justice League had a remarkably consistent roster. Martian Manhunter had an extended absence and Batman and Green Arrow each threw brief hissy fits where they left the team, but they mainly expanded, rounding out the classic roster with Elongated Man, Red Tornado, Hawkgirl/Hawkwoman, Zatanna, and Firestorm. Their adventures continued to be fairly wacky, if somewhat more Socially Relevant™, because it was the ’70s and that was how everybody rolled back then.

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2151: The Shadow Warriors – Chapter 20

Title: The Shadow Warriors
Author: Shadow knight1121
Media: Comics
Topic: Justice League
Genre: Crime/Mystery
URL: Chapter 20
Critiqued by BatJamags (GoodJamags) and Kane

Hello once again, patrons! I’m your host, BatJamags, and I’m back with yet another chapter of The Shadow Warriors to round out this chunk before BadJamags takes over the reins again for another fic. But first, here’s your chapterly news briefing:

Opener

As usual, credit to Anne for this.

Chapter 20: New face In Gotham

IT’S ANOTHER OC! RUN FOR THE HILLS!

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2145: The Shadow Warriors – Chapter 19 Part 2

Title: The Shadow Warriors
Author: Shadow knight1121
Media: Comics
Topic: Justice League
Genre: Crime/Mystery
URL: Chapter 19
Critiqued by BatJamags (GoodJamags)

Hello once again, patrons! I’m your host, BatJamags, and I’m back with the second half of this chapter of The Shadow Warriors! That means no chapterly news briefing, since you got that last time. Last time, Batman, Red Hood, and Edgelord had a poorly written fight scene. This fight scene is not over yet, so let’s dive back in!

He then fired two bolts at Jason who let out a scream of pain as Jayden suddenly stopped. Jason was lying helplessly on the ground as Jayden walked over to his sword and picked it up.

*A Darkwraith rushes in with a bowl of popcorn*

It took you long enough. I ordered this last riff!

*Takes the popcorn and throws some at the screen*

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2139: The Shadow Warriors – Chapter 19, Part 1

Title: The Shadow Warriors
Author: Shadow knight1121
Media: Comics
Topic: Justice League
Genre: Crime/Mystery
URL: Chapter 19
Critiqued by BatJamags (GoodJamags)

Hello once again, patrons! I’m your host, BatJamags, and I’m back with another chapter of The Shadow Warriors, the fail pile that doesn’t stop from getting taller!

Hey, BJ should’ve used that one on the Phantom of the School.

Let’s get a move on, shall we? I’ve got a lot of energy and I’m in a good mood, so I better get my soul crushed before the situation gets out of hand. But first, here’s your chapterly news briefing:

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As usual, credit to Anne for this.

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2133: The Shadow Warriors – Chapter 18

Title: The Shadow Warriors
Author: Shadow knight1121
Media: Comics
Topic: Justice League
Genre: Crime/Mystery
URL: Chapter 18
Critiqued by BatJamags (GoodJamags)

Hello once again, patrons! I’m your host, BatJamags, and I’m back.

Well, I’m actually in Los Angeles right now, but whatever.

But none of you care. Neither do you care about the continued unadventures of Edgelord, and yet here we are. Shall we begin?

Nope! Because first, here’s your chapterly news briefing:

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As usual, credit to Anne for this.

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2127: The Shadow Warriors – Chapter 17

Title: The Shadow Warriors
Author: Shadow knight1121
Media: Comics
Topic: Justice League
Genre: Crime/Mystery
URL: Chapter 17
Critiqued by BatJamags (GoodJamags)

WARNING: This chapter contains excessive plot regurgitation. Come on, Shadow knight1121, that’s just gross!

Hello once again, patrons! I’m your host, BatJamags, and I’m back with another spectacular (ly bad) chapter of The Shadow Warriors! Last time, we rehashed a twelve-year-old plot twist and Edgelord postured about how he’s totally different from Red Hood even though he’s totally not.

Let’s get started, but first, your chapterly news briefing.

Opener

Again, credit to Anne for this.

Chapter 17: Justice?

Y3S, JUST1C3.

Authors Note: 103 reviews wow!

 Oh no, we’ve had more than enough of this from The Right Partner.

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2121: The Shadow Warriors – Chapter 16

Title: The Shadow Warriors
Author: Shadow knight1121
Media: Comics
Topic: Justice League
Genre: Crime/Mystery
URL: Chapter 16
Critiqued by BatJamags (GoodJamags and BadJamags)

Hello once again, patrons! I’m your host, GoodJamags…

BadJamags: I hope you choke on your own spit and die.

And he’s your usual host and current guest host, BadJamags, and we’re here with more of the Shadow Warriors! Now, before we get started, here’s your chapterly news briefing:

Opener

Thank you, Anne.

Chapter 16: Ghost From The Past

Ooooooooh, a ghoooooooost! This is 2spooky4me!

BadJamags: It’s going to be a long day, isn’t it?

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