Thursday, September 20, 2007

LMS: JLA: Year One Vs The Avengers

This is it! The final Last Man Standing feature on Wizard Universe...EVER! Waahhhh...but I need my LMS fix!

So...what am I going to post on this blog if I don't really have any articles from Wizard I wanna put up, or I don't have any reviews or rants or anything of the sort?

Oh noes! Blog death!

Anyway, let's not delay the final LMS feature ever. Today's one is a doozy...what a great way to end of this fantastic regular feature.

JLA: Year One vs. Original Avengers Art by MARK BAGLEY and ART THIBERT

Year One

Original Avengers
Secret CaveHQSwanky Mansion
Snapper CarrAnnoying SidekickRick Jones
Uhm... northin'Battle CryAvengers Assemble!
Canary in fishnetsSex AppealThor's dreamy hair

Banded together to protect Earth from alien invaders, the greatest heroes of the time—Green Lantern, Flash, Black Canary, Martian Manhunter and Aquaman—formed the Justice League of America to combat threats too large for any one hero to meet!

After defeating the Asgardian God of Mischief Loki, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, Ant-Man and Wasp teamed up to form the Avengers, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, who fight menaces no one hero could face alone!!

THE BATTLE... Still seething with godly rage after his initial loss to the Avengers, Loki concocts a new scheme of revenge. Sending out a phony distress call to the JLA about a group of “supervillains” called the Avengers attacking New York City, Loki tricks the two teams into battling one another. As the teams square off, the Wasp and Ant-Man try a two-pronged attack against Black Canary, who makes quick work of the diminutive duo with a powerful sonic scream that leaves the pair unconscious. Flash isolates Iron Man, surrounding him with a vortex that sucks his air supply dry in minutes. The Hulk makes short work of Aquaman, whose underwater physique is no match for the gamma-powered juggernaut. The Hulk turns and is surprised to see his twin—a second Hulk, who is actually a shape-changed Manhunter! Pressing his advantage, Manhunter telepathically prods the Hulk into joining him and the rest of the JLA against Thor, who’s giving Green Lantern all he can handle. The Thunder God struggles valiantly as always, but even a god can be outnumbered, and he’s eventually overwhelmed by superior forces and teamwork. Two thoughts fill his head as he falls defeated—“The Avengers doth sorely require a field leader” and “We must expel the Hulk.”

You know, there seem to be some similarities to this final feature to the LMS feature I wrote of The Ultimates Vs The Avengers. I must say that I honestly did not read this particular feature before I wrote that one though...must have been subconsciously remembering stuff from this feature. The Loki set-up similiarity is spooky though.

I protest at the way this battle has finished. Yes, any team with someone as unstable as the Hulk in it could cop a hiding by their own teammate, but surely, between Iron Man and Thor alone, they'd be able to handle EVERY single member of the JLA, even the big guns Green Lantern and Flash, who might I point out are the only big guns (since Martian Manhunter can be taken out like a piece of toast once Iron Man fires his heat ray at him). So BOOOOOOOO to The Avengers losing to the first incarnation of the JLA!

The more updated membership of the JLA boosting the big three, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, would have made short work of The Avengers though, with OR without Captain America leading them.

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