Elseworlds are sort of "alternate universes" or "alternate futures."
Gar's shown up in a few of the
Kingdom Come, Justice League International, and New Titans. Amalgams
were a short-lived venture where DC and Marvel worked together for 2
special events. We were lucky enough to have the adorable
Changeling/Beast Amalgam "Beastling" from the
"X-Patrol" comics. You never quite know when and where a character will
Kingdom Come presented an
alternate future glimpse.
From what I've been able to tell, Gar didn't play a big part in the
actual comic. He is being portrayed as having mutated physically.
Meaning that this gargoyle-like form is now his permanent state. He now
can only turn into mythical creatures.
Huge thanks to Kieran Miller for scanning and emailing these pics.
3, back cover
Sketch of Gar as Menagerie
Come, front endpapers
America: The Nail
"The Nail" is an
incredible story, pure and simple.
Basic premise is
that there is no Superman, and that the world is growing suspicious of
those labeled "heroes."
The story is set in the Silver Age comic era. Gar appears with the Doom
Patrol plus another few shots. Only inconsistancy is that Gar would
have been wearing the purple full face mask at this point in his
Alan Davis wrote and pencilled the story. I'd like to see more of his
Beast Boy in
JLA: The Nail
Nail Graphic Novel p. 31
Nail Graphic Novel p. 99
Gar in the
Nail Graphic Novel p. 141
Scott Lee does a
good job of pencilling the New Titans
either the inkers, colorist, or printer fail somewhere, because the
is very inconsistant. At times the characters wind up with the same
color as Starfire... even Gar >_<.
The story is an average "evil Raven" plot with of course, Nightwing as
the one who prevails. Nothing about it stood out to me.
Gar in New
Annual 10, p. 1
Annual 10, p. 24
International Elseworlds Annual
Don't let the cover
art fool you. I seriously doubt
that it's by Kiki Chansamone, who drew the art below. Not only is the
story a poorly written cousin of "the Nail" (no Superman, people after
metahumans, etc), but the art is incredibly inconsistant. The penciller
doesn't get Gar's costume straight until near the end. It alternates
between looking like a bad X-men outfit to something somewhere near
what Gar wore in his old Doom Patrol days.
Save your money on this comic. The story and art aren't worth it.
Elseworlds Cover Shot
League International Annual #5 Cover
League International Annual #5 p.20
League International Annual #5 p. 21
League International Elseworlds
America: Act of God
Act of God is a very
well written "superheroes lose
powers" story. Well drawn in general by Dave Ross.
Gar appears in exactly 2 pictures, shown here.
JLA: Act of
Volume 1, p.
JLA: Act of
Volume 1, p.
elements from X-men, Doom Patrol,
Titans, and a smidgen of Legion of Superheroes. IMHO, the two X-Patrol
comics are the best comics out of the whole Amalgam series.
The creators crossed Gar with Hank McCoy, the Beast. The result was
Hank Logan, known to all as Beastling. For the most part, he appears as
a green version of Beast. The origin, however, is quite definitely
Gar's (though "Hank" appears older when the treatment is given, thereby
"mutating a mutant, giving [him] the power to transform into the same
unreal creatures that haunted [his] fever dreams"). Personality appears
to be that of a blending of Gar and Hank.
Pencils in the first
X-Patrol were by Roger Cruz.
The Exciting X-Patrol was pencilled by Bryan Hitch.
X-Patrol is one
Amalgam that I wouldn't mind seeing