Extreme Justice #7: The Once and Future Monarch

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TGH: Welcome back to a very special* issue of Extreme Justice! Last time, Booster and Beetle violently overthrew a video game company, Maxima embarrassed Captain Atom, Captain Atom disappointed both Maxima and Plastique, Firestorm burned Beetle’s clothes off, Oberon learned how to use a phone, and Amazing-Man apparently locked himself in a broom closet. Unfortunately, Captain Atom’s arch-nemesis Monarch, once thought dead, has arrived in New York. Can everyone put their issues aside to face this new menace?

*Specialness not guaranteed

QP: Looks like Monarch invited the team to his S&M dungeon.

BW: Does his dungeon have weird lighting or is his leather daddy gear generated by Green Lantern? Inquiring minds and all that. Continue reading

Extreme Justice #6: Housekeeping

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TGH: Welcome back to Extreme Justice, one of history’s most revered sequential art experiences! Last week, Ronnie Raymond’s old friend Professor Stein showed up and almost destroyed the entire planet on accident, but then got bored and left forever. On the plus side, Ronnie isn’t dying of cancer and can now join the team as Firestorm. What exciting new adventures will our ever-growing team get into today?

QP: Judging by the cover, it’s a This is Your Life special gone horribly wrong.

TGH: I feel you, Booster. I yell this at least once an hour while we review these things.

QP: Nobody wants to life live as a robot with perfectly coiffed hair. Continue reading

Extreme Justice #5: Atomic Nights

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TGH: Welcome to the next issue of Extreme Justice, an Extreme Production.

DN: EXTREME
MORE THAN WORDS

TGH: Last time, the team, with the exception of Maxima, who sulked in her death tower, and Captain Atom, who was there the entire time but was completely useless, saved Firestorm from setting Pittsburgh on fire. But now, Martin Stein, Firestorm’s old acquaintance and a fire elemental, is coming to Earth to create even more fire! How will they get out of this, their 6th consecutive fire-based crisis? Continue reading

Extreme Justice #4: The Brave and the Crazy

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TGH: Welcome back to another exciting Extreme Justice adventure!

DN: EXTREME
THE PRICE IS WRONG, BITCH

TGH: Last week finally, FINALLY wrapped up the invasion and occupation of Mount Thunder storyline, but there’s no time to relax, as Ronnie Raymond has fire cancer! And judging by the cover, our heroes making this entirely their business, and it’s up to Electric Amazing-Man to stop him! Continue reading

Extreme Justice #3: Extreme Reaction

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TGH: Welcome back to our most recent combination of text and art in DC’s honest best attempt to tell a story known as Extreme Justice!

DN: EXTREME
APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD

TGH: Last week Captain Atom died and there was some fighting, but then he wasn’t dead at all and they are still fighting! What will happen today?! Continue reading

Extreme Justice #2: High Stakes

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TGH: Welcome back to another exciting Extreme Justice adventure!

DN: EXTREME
SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: NAUSEA, DIZZINESS, ANAL LEAKAGE. CALL YOUR DOCTOR TO FIND OUT IF EXTREME WORKS FOR YOU

TGH: Last time, Captain Atom and his team finally got what was coming to them when a bunch of robots attacked them in direct response to breaking into their home. Then Captain Atom exploded like the true leader he is! The cover starts where we last left off, with Blue Beetle and Booster Gold sneaking through the sewers while some robot sneaks up behind them, I guess! Continue reading

Extreme Justice #1: Mad Dogs and Superheroes

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TGH: Welcome back to issue #1 of Extreme Justice, which is the second issue because comics. Last time, Captain Atom and his Amazing Friends broke into a government facility illegally with the intent of taking it for their own. Unfortunately, some guys called The Peacekeepers have been dispatched to keep the peace. Will Captain Atom murder them on the spot? (Firestorm also has deadly cancer and will be forced to come to EXTREME terms with his mortality!) Continue reading

Extreme Justice #0: With a Bang

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TGH: Welcome, everyone, to a new era of comics, and by that I mean literally the exact same era of comics as last time!

BW: It’s exciting! It’s new! It’s EXTREME!

QP: For some value of Extreme.

DN: That’s right, because YOU demanded it, we’re reading EXTREME JUSTICE.

QP: This is your fault.

DN: The blame is on YOU.

QP: Don’t forget that. Continue reading

Time Paradoxes and Odd Coincidences: An Extreme Justice Primer

Hello again, readers! It’s been a while, but soon we will once again enter the world of comic book horror with the mercifully short run of Extreme Justice, a mid-’90s spin-off of the Justice League comic, which, if my understanding is correct, was inadequately extreme. I figured I would give a little bit of information about what the heck this book even is before diving right into it.

Extreme Justice starts with Captain Atom getting fed up with the JLA around the time Ice died and decided to form his own team. That’s about the only explanation I can find anywhere, though it actually doesn’t make any sense in-universe since the first issue of Extreme Justice was released in January 1995, though both Captain Atom and Blue Beetle appeared to be a part of the JLA during the “Way of the Warrior” storyline in Guy Gardner: Warrior, which started in July 1995. In fairness, I am probably the only person on Earth who has spent any amount of time trying to piece together both the Extreme Justice and Guy Gardner: Warrior timelines, so I guess I can’t blame them for not worrying about it too much.

As far as the team itself went, the roster had a pretty good mix of old and new. A few more people joined up along the way but the starting team consisted of the following members: Continue reading

Guy Gardner: Warrior Annual #2: Once Upon a Time

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TGH: Welcome back, those who have somehow not yet run away screaming, to what I swear is the for-real, actual last issue of Guy Gardner: Warrior! Beau Smith must have had some dirt on someone at DC, because despite his series being cancelled, he still gets another, longer issue. Since there were so many loose ends in the last one, what with him murdering anyone who ever looked at him funny, I’m sure this post-ending issue will bring plenty to the table! Continue reading