Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case File #41: Rocket Red

 

1847814-rocket_red_2When the Justice League was funny, it was supposed to be tied to the United Nations.  That meant it actually had to have some foreign members instead of the usual collection of Americans.  Oh yeah, some of those Americans were aliens, and Aquaman probably had duel citizenship with Atlantis at the time, but when the closest you can come to a foreign member is Wonder Woman from Paradise Island, then you need to try a little harder and maybe pull out a good guy from a real country instead of a fictional one.

So, yeah, we got ourselves a Russian hero in Rocket Red.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Twelve

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Once more, Jimmy and Tom return to work their way through the DCAU.

This week, we’re covering the Batman the Animated Series episodes “Heart of Steel Parts 1 and 2,” “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?” and “Joker’s Wild”.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Convergence: Week Eight

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I’ll admit I ran out of steam and interest with the release of Convergence #8.  It took me awhile to get around to completing my reading of the tie-ins, and it didn’t help they were some of the weaker tie-ins of the bunch.  Plus Secret Wars was full steam ahead over at Marvel and I was excited to move onto that.  As such, this final post on DC’s big early summer event got lost in the shuffle.

But since I am contractually obligated to finish these posts, I’ll make a very late attempt to clue things up after the break.

Be sure to catch up on all the Convergence happenings with coverage of:

Week One: Part One, Part Two
Week Two: Part One, Part Two
Week Three:Part One, Part Two
Week Four:Part One, Part Two
Week Five: Part One, Part Two
Week Six: Part One, Part Two
Week Seven: Part One, Part Two

Read on for Week Eight spoilers after the break for Convergence #8, Convergence Action Comics #2, Convergence Detective Comics #2, Convergence Blue Beetle #2, Convergence Booster Gold #2, Convergence Crime Syndicate #2, Convergence Infinity Inc #2, Convergence Justice Society Of America #2, Convergence Plastic Man And The Freedom Fighters #2, Convergence Shazam #2 and Convergence World’s Finest Comics #2.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Convergence: Week Seven Part One

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Step One in finishing write ups on all issues of Convergence: forgetting Convergence is over and that you already know how it ends.  Step Two in finishing write ups on all issues of Convergence: forgetting your are burned out on Convergence and more interested in the ramping up Secret Wars.  Step Three in finishing write ups on all issues of Convergence: actually reading the issues.

So I’ll soldier on.  I can’t even call it a labor of love, but I’ll get through it!

Be sure to catch up on all the Convergence happenings with coverage of:

Week One: Part One, Part Two
Week Two: Part One, Part Two
Week Three:Part One, Part Two
Week Four:Part One, Part Two
Week Five: Part One, Part Two
Week Six: Part One, Part Two

Read on for Week Seven spoilers after the break for Convergence #7, Convergence Wonder Woman #2, Convergence Swamp Thing #2, Convergence Hawkman #2, Convergence Adventures Of Superman #2, and Convergence Batman And The Outsiders #2.

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Jimmy Attempts To Read All Of Convergence: The Prequel

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Convergence #0

I’m a sucker for big crossover events.  I’m not sure why.  Maybe they appeal to the collector/OCD/completist side of me.  I have to have check lists of all the tie-ins and make sure I read every single one.  As such, I have read A LOT of crap over the years.  Nothing worse than picking up a branded crossover issue and it having little or nothing to do with the main event.  But I never learn.  I’ve even tried the “I’ll just read the main story and not bother with the tie-ins” schtick…and I always fell like I’m missing something and end up getting all the tie-ins anyway.  I’ve also tried the “I’m not going to read this crossover” approach…with minimal success.  I wasn’t going to read Forever Evil…totally did.  Avengers and X-Men: Axis…I have no interest in that…read the whole thing.  You get the picture.  (Side note: one of my few success stories of recent years is not reading The Black Vortex Guardians/X-Men crossover…don’t tell Jenny!)

With all that said, I am gearing up in an attempt to read all of DC’s Convergence as they are released.  May is going to be real tough as I’m also going to attempt to read all of Marvel’s Secret Wars and if I can manage to lift the keys to my cell from Watson’s belt, I might escape for a weeks vacation in there as well.  I’m sure there will be hits and lots of misses in both events.  But it seems hypocritical if I don’t read them, seeing as they are what 80% (Editor’s note: 90%) of what my Gabbing Geek posts so far have been about.

So let’s get to it.  Spoilers throughout for Convergence #0, New 52 Future’s End #48 and Earth 2: World’s End #26.

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So, What Would REALLY Happen If The JLA Had A Fight…To The Death?

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Last week, Watson posted his thoughts on who would win in an epic, non-powered fight to the death between a number of Justice Leaguers, forced into combat by having a loved one’s life on the line.

But what happens when a similar scenario plays out and they still have their powers?

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