Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Time's Arrow: Justice League Calendar

A few days ago, new ARROWHEAD member Russel K Burbage contacted me and fofered an interesting proposition. He had managed to get a hold of two 2009 Justice League of America calendars, ironically enough only avaiable in the UK. As you'll see, this is quite possibly the greatest calendar ever created

First, the front cover:

As you can see, it features the full color artwork of the full membership of the Justice League of America, right up until the end of the satellite era. This is a famous bit of artwork. In fact, I have a t-shirt with this exact design. The artist isn't credited, but I'm sure one of our devoted readers will be able to tell me who's work it is.

The Big Three get 2 months of the year each, but that leaves 6 months for other characters, like Aquaman, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter, The Flash, Green Lantern, and best of all...GREEN ARROW!

GA gets the entire month of August to himself. As you can see, the month includes several pieces of art, including 2 JLA covers that feature the Emerald Archer prominently:

The calendar is incredible. Lush artwork everywhere, comic book covers, background images of individual panels...Green Arrow getting his own month. What's not to love?!

(Note: Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures. The calendar is too big for my scanner, and my camera is acting up.)


Luke said...

Awesome! Why can't we get product like that in the US?!

Sea-of-Green said...

Wow, that DOES remind me of the old DC calendars I used to get in the 1970s. Luke is right -- Why can't we Yanks have a new calendar like that?!

The Irredeemable Shag said...

That calendar is so awesome! The Green Arrow page is gorgeous!

The cover art is by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. He did much of the DC stock art during the late 70s early 80s.

Just curious, any other Firestorm images besides the cover?

The Irredeemable Shag