Friday, March 19, 2010

Hidden Gems: Justice League of America #206

Ok, so this issue is not strong enough to qualify for the Single Issue Hall of Fame, but I thought it was worth bringing it to the attention of fans of classic DC Silver Age. Gerry Conway pulls off a neat trick here, using the Space Museum as a framing device for the story entitled The Secret That Time Forgot. Thomas Parker uses this visit to the Space Museum to tell his son Gardner about a very odd story from the JLA's past. As such, the story is nothing to write home about but it does involve Abnegazar, Rath and Ghast, also known as the Demons Three. The other nice touch is that the issue was pencilled by Carmine Infantino. Now, I'm not the biggest fan of early 80s Infantino, and Romeo Tanghal is no Murphy Anderson, but it is really nice to see him revisit the Space Museum. As a story, it's on the silly side, but it is a nice curio.

1 comment:

Grey said...

yay, I have this comic in my collection