This month in DC History
The Manhunters were introduced in 1977. These robot space cops where the first police force created by the Guardians of the Universe. However like all machines do they rebelled against their creators and any wars were fought between them and the universe. One war between the Manhunters and the GLC that was fought above Earth triggers a record breaking blizzard and gave the Kents enough time to pass Kal-El off as their own. True story.
What else happened in 1977?
- The first chronological meeting of Wonder Woman of Earth-1 (who lived in the modern day) and the Wonder Woman of Earth-2 (who fought in World War II) was published. This meeting was a result of the Wonder Woman TV show being set in WWII. The comic remained set during that time for 15 issues, even though the 2nd season of Wonder Woman, titled The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, was reset in the 1970’s.
- Both the Justice League of America and the Justice Society got their origins told. While the JLA was rallied to fight off White Martians, the JS(A) was rallied by FDR to go after Hitler. Everyone won but as the JLA’s victory resulted in J’onn J’onzz joining the JLA, the JS(A)’s victory didn’t allow them to destroy Hitler’s Sphere of Destiny which kept them out of Nazi-occupyed areas.
- After three years, Mister Miracle’s own title returned to publication. It may have started wit him and Big Barda on their honeymoon but ended with them separated from one another. When they finally reunited, they ended up stranded on the moon with Big Barda having been brainwashed.