Karate camp, earthquakes, hurricanes, I bet none of that stuff keeps Tomorrow Woman off of tumblr like it has for me!
Melting Star by Todd Moniz
So now arriveth JLA#5.
The JLA has decided to hold a membership drive in which numerous DC characters show up to audition including Max Mercury, Damage, Artemis, Steel, Green Arrow (Connor Hawke), Supergirl and Hitman.
Shortly afterwards the JLA convene to decide who they think might be worthy.
Then suddenly the roof collapses in but then stops.
And so Tomorrow Woman enters the scene. She tells the League she received her powers due to being a mutant born decades ahead of her time (a similar idea to Captain Comet) and that she possesses a quadri-lobed brain which allows her fantastic psychic abilities.
However all is not as it seems. She was not a mutant born ahead of her time. She was an android built by two of the Justice Leagues greatest robotic masterminds T.O. Morrow who built the robotic body of Red Tornado and Dr. Ivo the man who built League enemy Amazo. Ivo building her body and Morrow building her computer based brain.The two created her to be a trojan horse into the Justice League and to act as an EMP bomb to fry their brains once all the League was with her and trusted her.
But Morrow built her brain to be too lifelike and she broke free of their evil commands. All the while the League had for days been battling a monstroud robotic entity known as IF. And Tomorrow Woman rebelled from her creators.
She uses the EMP build into her meant for the League to destroy IF ending its path of destruction but this act similarly destroys her. In her final breaths she stated or tried to, that she wanted to be free but her creators had not even put the concept of freedom into her mind when constructing her.
And so the Tomorrow Woman had her final day and that was that, right? Her story like tomorrow itself is not so straightforward.
Tune in for Part 3 soon.
The story of Tomorrow Woman, beautifully told and illustrated here…
Maxima by hamdiggy
one of my favorite redheads!
Wonder Woman Sunset by protokitty
Tomorrow Woman left over from my Tomorrow Woman spam of the other day.
About the only other time I really liked any of Grant Morrison’s stuff other than his current run on Batman, Inc. is back in the early days of JLA with Howard Porter and he introduced not just Tomorrow Woman, but also the android Hourman, Matthew Tyler.
This art by Mitch Ballard reminds me that one of the few T-Woman appearances I HAVEN’T scanned in yet is her appearance in Hourman. I will have to fix that omission this coming weekend!
“She’s mighty strong, all right — but strength alone isn’t the decisive factor in a fight.”
Those are words I could hear coming out of the mouth of the 2011 Black Canary.
(I wish comics still called heroes cool things like “the Girl Gladiator”.)
And for my last two posts for this week’s SCAN-IT SATURDAY, I present a little bonus girl on girl action just to show that Black Canary was also portrayed (long before Honey West came around) as being the female master of judo and hand to hand combat. Here, echoing the powerhouse fighter she would become in the 21st century, she takes on the superpowered Superwoman.
(Why do I picture, in that last panel, Superwoman thinking “Do I have to? I like it right here!” Dinah looks like she’s right about to plant one on her there.)
From the third page of the 3-page fight scene between Wonder Woman and Superwoman of Earth-3. You think Diana worries about the fact your fancy Earth-3 magic lasso can turn into a giant yellow flying serpent (WTF?)? Girl, two panels later, you’re going to be trussed up like ummm… well, like 1940s Wonder Woman… :)
From when the Justice League first fought the evil Crime Syndicate of Earth-3, Wonder Woman got a glorious three-page fight scene with Superwoman. This is the second of the three pages.
“Here comes my foe, readying her next move! Competition she wants — so competition she’s going to get!”
When Despero ages half the Justice League and sends the other half of the Justice League powerless to some distant planets, it’s up to Wonder Woman to spot the fake Superman and save the entire Justice League.
When the men of the Justice League (thanks to the Atom screwing up AGAIN AND knocking himself out in the process!) get their lower bodies swapped (don’t ask!), Wonder Woman is so disgusted with them, she shoves the unconscious Atom unceremoniously INTO HER TIARA and rushes off in front of the Goofy Gang.
I think the look on her face in these panels says it all.
(BY the way, look at Hal remarking on his self-imagined prowess in bed even back then!)
Not only does Wonder Woman figure out how to get her and the Atom out of the death trap, she even figures out this isn’t the real Atom and captures him!
When the Atom gets himself in deep doo-doo on an alien planet, he calls Wonder Woman to save his ass. Which she does of course. With her brains AND her strength.