Please bear with us as we deal with a few problems. Comments from some profiles/issues are randomly appearing on other pages. So if you posted a comment, it may appear on another page entirely. I’m currently trying to figure out why.
Most reader can ignore this post. To those of you following this site via our RSS feed I apologise, but it appears that reviews aren’t appearing in the feed. Our two most recent reviews (since the restart of posting) are:
Hopefully this will be resolved shortly.
There are several ways to follow new posts and content from the JLA Blog. The most direct is to visit the league.jmkprime.org site itself. However, I recognise that isn’t always possible so I’ve set up a few ways for you to automatically receive notifications of new posts.
- Facebook — Our Facebook page is new. Information about new blog posts are automatically copied on to our Facebook page’s timeline. You can then “Like” or subscribe to our page to get these posts in your own feed.
- Twitter — Our Twitter feed is fairly mature now. Notifications of new blog posts appear as new tweets. I also retweet things I think will be of note and add asides that are probably too short for a proper blog post.
- RSS — Personally I’m an RSS addict. An RSS feed is an alternative version of this site that can be read by special software called a feed reader. This allows you to bring dozens or even hundreds of different blogs into a single reading experience. I use Google Reader, but there are many alternative out there.
Short version: forked site for a database upgrade and redesign over Christmas, got distracted (work, family, you name it — don’t worry it was nothing serious, just a whole load of stuff at once), only just caught up.
In that gap I’ve missed reviews for the second half of Young Justice, the start of Young Justice: Invasion, issues #4 and onwards of the New 52, and the launch of the new Earth 2. I haven’t even read past issue #1 on most of the New 52 series — they’re all backup in a long box and I’m slowly working my way through them alphabetically. The last batch I read was Captain Atom #1-8. The B’s took some getting through.
The down time did give me a chance to tweak the site’s theme. There are still a few loose ends, but I’ll pick those up as I go. Basically, if I don’t push this upgrade now it’ll sit on my hard-drive for another six months and that’ll be it.
I’ve noticed that we’re getting hits for searches on the “August General In Iron” so I’ve posted up a full profile on the character. He’s “China’s Captain America” and is due to become a member of Dan Jurgens’ post-Flashpoint Justice League International. I’ve been intrigued by the character ever since he first appeared in an early issue of 52. Writing this profile was a lot of fun as its involved reading around Chinese history and that isn’t something I was too familiar with beforehand. Continue reading
I have added a central page for all our static Young Justice content – profiles, timelines, etc. Episode reviews will continue to appear on the front page as normal. I’ll try and get those listed in due course.
New articles up at the moment include:
- A timeline of YJ timestamps.
- YJ profiles: Aqualad, Kid Flash, Robin, and Superboy
- JL profiles: Batman and Superman
- Plus profiles of other characters from the first two episodes.
I plan to keep these updated as we go along and to add new material along with the reviews of new episodes. So I’ll post a profile of a new character instead of a section on them in the usual review. This new site is added under the banner of “The Atlas of the Multiverse” (well it’s actually a reprise of a section from the old site which is no longer online), but at the moment only the Earth-16 (Young Justice) section is live.
A lot of these changes relate to “under-the-hood” mechanics of WordPress. Previously I’ve only been able to have “posts” which appear in the blog stream or “pages” which are static. However, the ability to add custom post types to WordPress has recently appeared. I first experimented with this when I switched the Galleries over to a custom post-type and ditched the former NextGen powered galleries (it was a nice plug-in, but was increasingly too far outside the WordPress core for my liking). I’m rather pleased with the results so I’ve now created a custom post type for Character Profiles.
By default new profiles will be static and won’t be part of the usual front-page stream, but that may change. I also intend to do the same for the DC Animated Universe (Justice League & Justice League Unlimited), but that’ll take time to start.
I’ve refreshed the old blog design to make stuff easier to find. I was having trouble finding my own posts so I’ve arranged for everything to appear in pages for each series or season. I’ve also rearranged categories and archives, but the permalinks to the individual posts are still live. There are further changes I want to make down the line, but I can’t do those until this theme is actually the live one.
The galleries have also been refreshed. I’ve dumped NextGen in favour of custom WordPress posts. Seems to be working okay at the moment. Episode screen shot galleries can now be found under the episode page.
One thing I’ve unfortunately had to lose is the links to the old material on geocities.com and captain.custard.org. Both those servers have become defunct during 2010 and are no longer accessible (although you may find geocities mirrors around the web). I’ll try to resurrect as much material as possible, but it’ll take time.
I expect we’ll still be on shakedown for a few weeks yet. Let me know if anything isn’t working for you.
Hi Everybody. There was a comment on a thread asking about possible speed issues with this site. I’ve been having a couple of speed issues myself, but it’s hard for me to tell if it’s the webhost or my local ISP (they’re different). Could you please comment on this thread if you’re having a problem. Cheers -Jason
Kathy Sutton: I’ve been through this seven time since I first met him. Seven. People think it gets easier. They’re wrong. It always take a bit to collect the pieces. And even when there’s no League, the League does it. Hal helped this time. Last time it was Bruce. As a favor, we asked Magnus to put him together. He didn’t hesitate. He, of all people understands.
Vixen: I feel the birds first. Seagulls and terns. Danger’s coming. Then I feel the tiger. Anger overwhelms me. The place looks empty. Looks aren’t everything. They’re already here. Lion.
- Brad Meltzer
- Ed Benes
- Sandra Hope and Mariah Benes (special thanks given to)
- Alex Sinclair
- Rob Leigh
- Assistant Editor
- Jeanine Schafer
- Eddie Berganza
Synopsis "The Tornado's Path - Chapter One: Life"
The Justice League has been out of action for over a year ever since it disintegrated during the Infinite Crisis. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman have even been through their own soul searching and have come together to in the Batcave to plan the League’s reformation.
Superman (about Batman): In all our time working together it was the first time I saw Bruce scared. It wasn’t the aliens. Or the diamonds. Or even the Mach 6. It was just the simple and unavoidable realization that there were bigger things on the planet than him. And that’s what terrified Batman. [...] But as he’s done every day since he was eight years old, instead of being ruined by his darkest and most ruthless fears he embraces them.
Wonder Woman: So we’re on again? Once every year?
Batman: That’s fine, Diana. But I think we can do better than that. And maybe even invite a few friends along in the process.
Wonder Woman: Did you just say friends?
Batman: I meant teammates.
Superman: We know what you meant, Bruce.
- Brad Meltzer
- Eric Wight (pgs 1-4), Dick Giordano (pg 5), Tony Harris (pg 6), George Perez (pg 7), J.H. Williams III (pg 8.), Gene Ha (pg 10), Rags Morales (pg 11), Ethan Van Sciver (pg 12), Kevin Maguire (pg 13), Adam Kubert (pg 14), and Jim Lee (pg 16)
- Luke McDonnell (pg 9), Dan Jurgens (pg 15), Howard Porter (pg 17), Andy Kubert (pg 18), Phil Jimenez (pg 19), and Ed Benes (pgs 20-24)
- Paul Neary (pg 9), Kevin Nowlan (pg 15), Dexter Vines (pg 17), Jesse Delperdang (pg 18), Andy Lanning (pg 19), and Sandra Hope (pg 20-24)
- Alex Sinclair
- Rob Leigh
- Assistant Editor
- Jeanine Schaefer
- Eddie Berganza
Synopsis "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow"
The trinity of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, like other groups of Leaguers, have always met independently of the monthly Justice League meetings. Since their first loss (the Red Tornado against the Nebula Man) they’ve met annually to discuss the state of the Justice League.