Wednesday, July 6, 2011

JLA #96 (Early June, 2004)

J'Onn J'Onzz failed to locate the Tiny Titan telepathically, so Green Lantern John Stewart gave analyzing the telling stone with his power ring a shot.

The Atom woke up from his beat down with quite the headache. "Oohhhhh... That's why I never loved being a super-hero. Sooner or later, there's fighting. Not much affection for bruises or broken bones, either." Shoot, who are you trying to fool, Ray? We all know you better than that.

The Mighty Mite was still trapped in both a slick crystalline world and at one indeterminate size. Other, more reserved green insectoid types in regal gear approached. "Same basic phenotype as the creatures who attacked me... only this one wears clothes." Palmer was surprised when the group prostrated themselves before one from "the world beyond the world!" Ray recognized, "English? Old-school accent and phrasing to match. Makes my life a little easier, but raises a whole lot of questions."

"The Heart of the Matter," part three of "The Tenth Circle," was by the famous X-Men creative team of John Byrne and Chris Claremont, joined by the inks of Jerry Ordway. Not a bad team for an Atom story, now that they've laid off the MPDialogue. Shame Byrne's next Tiny Titan project had him drawing that ugly Ryan Choi costume instead of Ray's sleek threads.

The Tenth Circle

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