And now to round out the trilogy(?) of Tifton's DC hero albums, here's "Songs and Stories About the Justice League of America", donated to the blog by "Herr Anonymous". It contains a rousing song about the Justice League ("Are you ready?" "YEAH!" "Are you with it?" "YEAH!") and a song and story each for Wonder Woman, Plastic Man, Metamorpho, Aquaman, and the Flash. Has this group (including Superman and Batman who make the roll call but are otherwise not represented here) ever been the lineup for the Justice League?? There's lots of neat stuff here with toe-tapping tunes and fun stories.
I think one of my favorite odd things is in the Aquaman story. Two sailors are talking in a lighthouse on a far-off island. They hear on the radio that their supply ship has mysteriously disappeared. Suddenly Aquaman and Mera are there talking to them. They talk for a little while and then just as suddenly Hydro (the villain of our piece) shows up. They never explain how they just seem to appear out of nowhere. I guess they didn't have time to explain that part!
According to my source, this is actually a combination of the Tifton Records album and the later released Power Records version. Hope you guys enjoy this. Thanks again, Herr Anonymous!!
Here's the track list:
- Song: The Justice League of America
- Song: Wonder Woman
- Story: Wonder Woman - The Return of Brunhilde
- Song: Plastic Man
- Story: Plastic Man - The Invasion of the Plastic Men
- Song: Metamorpho
- Story: Metamorpho vs. Fumo the Fire Giant
- Song: Aquaman
- Story: Aquaman - The Defeat of the Dehydrator
- Song: The Flash
- Story: The Flash - The Three Faces of Mr. Big
And by the way, here's what the Power Records version of this album looked like. Some great Neal Adams work here. (Don't worry, both covers are included in the download) :