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October 10, 2011

One-Shot At Greatness #80 JLX Unleashed

Filed under: One-Shot At Greatness — Doorman @ 7:49 am

Because publishers want you to buy their product every month, comics are typically serial in nature. However, occasionally (and more often nowadays than ever before) publishers launch a comic title that is only meant to last for one issue. While ongoing series often have multiple chances to hook in new readers, the comics highlighted in this ongoing investigations only had One-Shot At Greatness!

JLX: Unleashed #1Publisher: Amalgam Comics
Cover Date: June 1997
Cover Price: $1.95
Writer: Christopher Priest
Artist: Oscar Jimenez

When the DC and Marvel Universes merged in Marvel vs DC, a new one was created: the Amalgam Universe. This one-shot combined the X-Men with the Justice League.

*Warning! Plot Spoilers Below*

Mankind’s inter-species war has turned in favor of humanity and metamutantkind’s premiere team, JLX, has been imprisoned. But, now that Fin Fang Flame has been loosed upon the Earth by the Hellfire League of Injustice, Amazon has freed and joined the JLX. They, along with their new recruit, Chaos, may be the Earth’s only hope against the giant fiery dragon!

I’m always up for a super-team going up against a huge monster. And, when it’s the witty and smart Fin Fang Foom (c’mon – it’s him, for all intents and purposes), it’s even better! We get some new recruits this issue: Amazon (Storm/Wonder Woman) and Chaos (Havok), a near-death experience for one of our heros and some more limelight on Nightcreeper. Lots of fun action to be had here but, nothing serious and very little characterization.

On Ebay: Amalgam | Christopher Priest
On AtomicAvenue: Amalgam Comics

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