Todd & Joe Have Issues 03/23/17 Action Comics #775
I like Superman. After Spider-Man, Batman and the Flash, he’s up there for me. He gets a bad rep as he’s ‘the Big Blue Boy Scout’ or he’s hokey or not cool. Well, leave it to one of my favorite creative teams of all time, Joe Kelly and Doug Mahnke, to address those claims head on!
Around this time, DC had accquired Wildstorm publishing from Image includes their flagship team book, the Authority. Essentially a mash up of the Avengers and the Justice League, but more bad ass! They kill people! They take charge! Not only did the Authorty inspire the Ultimate line at Marvel, which in turn inspired the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the inspired Manchester Black and the Elite, who show up in Metropolis to tell Kal-El exactly what many people were thinking, he’s old hat, dear.
What was supposed to be a one off story and team, not only inspired their own comic, but also a direct to DVD animated feature and the below video game mini figure of Manchester Black. Still hoping to get my Captain Cold loose Lego minifigure so I don’t have to spend sixty bucks on a full set.
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