Justice League - Eclipsed
Whilst a group of military personnel penetrate his darkly hued dwelling, the protector of the fabled 'Black Diamond', Mo-Fear, warns them to keep their hands off of it. But do you honestly think any of them will listen to his foreboding words?
Ha! Like Hell they do!
In pretty quick concession, this evil artefact possesses whoever comes into contact with it; urging them on to do its bidding. First: It compels one of the aforementioned soldiers to penetrate an Army compound. Then, when this does not work: It urges a General to attack a power station in the city. And finally, once the Justice League steps in to resolve this dillemma: It takes a hold of one of their members in the process.
No. It's not the Flash. He's in enough trouble as it is. Getting into a 'war of words' with the talk-show host, Glorious Godfrey, and debasing the Leagues good name by promoting product's on the television.
And no. It's not the Green Lantern, John Stewart, either. He's more concerned about what the Flash has recently been up to.
I'm afraid to say that the League member who subsequently comes' under the Black Diamonds control, is the voluptuous one with the nice-rack and the golden lasso -- Wonder Woman. Still, that's most probably why what next transpires all kicks off when Mo-Fear shows his ugly-face. As origins are not so blessed - the League suddenly gets possessed - the whole world becomes distressed - and the heart of darkness sees the light thanks to a fast-footed pest. PING!
So there I was standing in my local comic shop sometime in 1992, with a comic book in my hand that had a plastic diamond stuck upon its cover. "What the f*ck is this supposed to be, Baz?" I asked the clerk. "And what the hell is an Eclispo? Are DC Comic's starting to integrate dance-moves within their annual crossover events now?" I continued to exclaim. In turn, Baz gave me one of those look. You know, one of those-those looks. Those one's that screamed 'prepare for some education, buddy'. Granted, some of what he said was very new to me at the time, because if truth be told, I was somewhat unfamiliar with this obscure villain's origins. Whilst other facts intrigued me so much, I did what I usually did -- back-issue-to-the-max.
All in all 'Justice League - Eclipsed' is a fairly decent mini-movie to watch. And if you are a Wally West Flash fan -- like I am -- it's a must see, just to remind you what he used to be like back in his Mike Baron day's of publications.
Class cartoon. Nuff said.