Luke Cage History: From Hero for Hire to Hollywood
TV, Comic Books
Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the comics posted so far!
Today we look at a notable point in DC Comics History, courtesy of William Messner-Loebs, Greg La Rocque and Jose Marzan, Jr. in Flash (Volume 2) #53…
In Flash #53, there is a fun story where Superman teams up with the Flash to save Jimmy Olsen from a bad guy who is demanding (in exchange for Jimmy) a supposedly dead dictator from a South American country. Flash’s mission is to find that dictator (as his speed makes him a very good finder of stuff).
It’s an interesting tale. Here a couple of pages from this story…
La Rocque does a really nice job on Superman there.
Of course, though, the REAL highlight of the issue is this opening sequence, featuring Wally West talking things over with his former foe and current friend, the Pied Piper…
Really well done passage, particularly for 1991.
Be sure to try to snare a copy of this issue to see how the situation is resolved. It’s really well-handled by Loebs.
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