Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Decent Comics: "World On the Edge of Ending" by Levits, Staton, and Geilla

"World On the Edge of Ending," Groove-ophiles? More like "Comic On the Edge of Ending!" The final issue of DC's All-Star Comics revival, All-Star #74, was its first-and-only DC Explosion ish, and man, did Paul Levitz, Joe Staton, and Joe Geilla make the most of the full 25 pages they were allotted! Remember that intriguing mystery Dr. Fate and Hawkman were digging into last ish? Well, it turns into a full-blown adventure that brings in a ton of JSA-ers and allows for some cool, small-group globe-trotting, too! And isn't that Joe Staton/Dick Giordano cover a-freakin'-mazing? Wow!


























Oh, and don't shed any tears for the JSA--yet. They'll be back next month! How? You'll have to wait and see...if you don't already know!

8 comments:

  1. they went on to Adventure comics,so you might post some of those. Thank you for doing this All Star revival it;s been great, I've looked forward to everyone.

    How is this issue like the great artistic cinema classic eight and a half by great director Federico Fellini? In both cases the author struggled to find a plot and in the last scene realized the plot is not having a plot. He bind it together with the last scene and makes cinema classic, or a comic book classic.

    Note on the art. I have never liked Staton I can't stand him. But Joe Geilla makes a profound difference,He produced art wo so un-Staton-like I love it!

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    1. PS did you notice the Atom is the only member who is strangely missing. His likeness is in a few panels but no explainable where he is. I maybe JT also but it seems like there was a reason for his abscess a few issues back?

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  2. Never liked Staton?!? Unthinkable. His Charlton E-Man run is one of the top superhero series of the 1970s, and one of the most gorgeous, as well.

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    1. I second that. Those 10 issues of E-Man that Charlton produced are one of the highlights of my collection. A series that operated on a level that both children and adults could enjoy it was full of whimsy, social commentary, drama and just plain fun. And that was lately due to the art (and lettering) of Joe Staton. Everyone's entitled to their opinion, but I have to admit to feeling a little offended when the poster admitted that he couldn't stand Mr. Staton's artwork. That's the first time I've ever heard anyone have that reaction before.

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    2. I am going to look for that now,k thanks guys.

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    3. well I missed out on lot of Charlton,I'm only just now catching up with them. I know him mostly from the All Star revival.

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  3. Sharon looks covered up here because it's said that Giella erases the pencils when he inks and inks the the light images left over.

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