Thursday, September 29, 2016

2003 The DC Direct Gallery Collection JLA: LIBERTY & JUSTICE Limited Edition Collector's Plate by Alex Ross


"This meeting of the Justice League is now called to order! The World's Greatest Superheroes are gathered together on this stunning Collector's Plate featuring art by the acclaimed Alex Ross. This limited edition, hand-painted Collector's Plate measures approximately 10 1/2" in diameter, features a certificate of authenticity imprinted on the back of the plate and is edged with a 24-karat gold band. Packaged in an elegant black gift box with foil stamping."

$ 59.95 US
Limited to 1700 editions, this item now sells for upwards of $199.99. It's presented here as part of today's celebration of Martian Manhunter's 61st birthday.

From back of plate:
Earth's greatest heroes unite once again as an
unstoppable force for justice! Championing the
power of teamwork with every imposing threat,
the Justice League of America will stop at nothing
to defend the world from danger!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

1999 Hasbro Justice League of America Monopoly Game Atom “The Batcomputer” Cards

It's been a lot of years since I missed my opportunity to buy the swell JLA-themed Monopoly game at a reasonable price, and it's even been over three years since The Irredeemable Shag did a spotlight article on his copy. The Atom didn't have a major role in the game, which stopped at the inclusion of the first expansion member Green Arrow, but I figure it's about time to do a post on his appearances on its “The Batcomputer” cards. The Super Friends equivalent to “Community Chest” cards offer the Tiny Titan to "Referee the Race of the Century," and enjoy when a "Grateful Millionaire Makes Donation in Your Name," plus Hawkman and Chronos are worked in on "Help Bring a Villain to Justice." They're pretty boss, and hey, if you really want to play the game as the Mighty Mite, you can always throw this guy on the board. Speaking of which, you can see all of Shag's tubular scans here!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

2011 Pixel People - Justice League International - PDF Cross Stitch Pattern from weelittlestitches

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Originally designed for our JLI lovin' friend, we couldn't wait to share the pattern with you. Featuring Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Guy Gardner, Martian Manhunter, Fire, Ice, and Captain Atom, this is a quick stitch for the comic book fan in your life!

Fabric: 14 count
Grid Size: 98W x 70H
Design Area: 6.43" x 2.71" (90 x 38 stitches)

This listing is for a PDF file of the pattern, not the finished product. (That's in another section of the shop!) You will need Adobe reader to open the files, which you can get free from

This cross-stitch pattern comes with a full colour chart with floss legends in DMC, JP Coats, and Anchor, although of course all colours can be replaced as per the stitcher's preference. If you would prefer a black and white chart, please specify in 'note to seller.'

This pattern is simple and suitable for beginners. We've included our best stitching tips for both beginners and more experienced stitchers and if you're completely new to the craft there's a good how-to video courtesy of Yarn Tree at

The digital file will be delivered via email within 24 hours of payment. The pattern will be sent to the email on file with Etsy, however if you would like it to be sent to a different email, please specify in the 'note to seller' box during checkout. Due to the nature of digital files, no refunds can be given after the email is sent to the buyer. There is a small window of opportunity before the PDF is emailed where a refund may be issued if desired.

© 2011 Christopher Gable
Patterns are for personal use only. Please do not distribute any copies of the pattern. Finished pieces may be given as gifts, but not sold for profit. Thank you!

$5.00 USD

Friday, September 9, 2016

2010-2011 The Justice League of America 100 Project charity art by Fred Hembeck

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Hembeck! kicks it Maguire style with an old school twist. The entire founding Justice League of America, including early inductees Green Arrow and Hawkman, plus Snapper Carr. "Remember us?" Well, I kind of remember the Atom joining between Ollie and Carter. How about that, Fred?

In late 2000, a consortium of comic publishers came up with the idea to create a financial safety net for comic creators, much in the same fashion that exists in almost any other trade from plumbing to pottery. By March of 2001, the federal government approved The Hero Initiative as a publicly supported not-for-profit corporation under section 501 (c) (3).

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative (Formerly known as A.C.T.O.R., A Commitment To Our Roots) has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.


Please enjoy this gallery of ALL 104 original Justice League of America #50 Hero Initiative covers!

Hardcover and softcover versions of a book collecting all the covers will be available in December, 2011. AND all the originals will be auctioned off according to the following schedule:

• December 3, 2011, Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles, CA: Display of all 104 covers and auction of first one-third
• Jan. 20-22, 2012, Tate's Comics, Lauderhill, FL (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area): Display of remaining covers and auction of second one-third.
• Feb. 17-19, 2012: Orlando MegaCon, Orlando, FL: Display and auction of final one-third.

All covers will be sold via LIVE AUCTION on-site at the venues above. If you cannot attend but wish to bid, proxy bidding is available.
Contact Joe Davidson at:
Deadlines for each grouping are below, and each cover carries a minimum bid of $100.

Special thanks to Firestorm Fan for the notice!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

2015 The Atom (Ray Palmer) Amazing Houston Comic Con Jam Sketch Detail by Atom Todd

It's been nearly a year since my last update to this blog in any capacity, and to be honest, I'm not sure when I'll get back to working here again. In the realm of podcasting, Aaron "Head" Moss has begin covering Sword of the Atom, while Jay "FKAjason" Jones, his son Vance, and Roy “Charlemagne” Cleary cover both the Silver Age and Post-Crisis Captain Atom via The Silver & Gold Podcast, plus the Nathanial Atom blogging on Splitting Atoms. There's no sense in my hoarding coverage of characters when others with greater love and time management skills are ready and able to fill the void of my inaction.

Speaking of which, here's a commission I got done last summer as part of a larger "friends of Martian Manhunter" multi-artist jam for The Idol-Head of Diabolu's celebration of that character's sixtieth anniversary. Normally, these scans are at most a two up from the original art, and in fact are usually reproduced smaller as jpegs than on the page. In this case, the original art would be measured in centimeters, so this is a massive inflation of the Ray Palmer image. Basically, it was near the end of the show, and another artist's drawing perfectly set up the Tiny Titan showing up standing on somebody's shoulder (or wherever.) I was looking for an artist that I thought could do the Mighty Mite justice and also happened to have a gap in their schedule to do a quick little Ray before I passed the jam off to the final artist of the show. I assure you, I did not intentionally select a guy billing himself as "Atom" Todd as some sort of pun, and only made the connection after the fact. I think he did a great job on a drawing that could fit four to a matchbook, and hopefully I can offer him a more substantial subject in the future...

Atom Todd