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Mayfairstivus: 1989 Jericho Mayfair Games Card

December 5, 2010

Once again a bunch of us crazy DCU bloggers are doing a crossover of sorts started by the always fantastic Frank Diablou – who runs a number of great blogs on DC heroes most notably his Martian Manhunter blog. I have always enjoyed reading his posts and he scanned the cards for the crossover. Apparently inspired by a Tom Hartley so shout out to both of them for this.

This time around the crossover is going to revolve around the 1989 Mayfair Games DC Roleplaying System. I am not going to lie, I know NOTHING about table-top roleplaying games. I have always been curious. After a night of drinking, I went home with a dude once who said he was going to be playing Dungeons and Dragons the next day (And I was in awe because he was a hot guy! Hey maybe not all RPGers are antisocial weirdos! I should have known better to prejudge – people say the same thing about us comic fans.) Anyways, that is quite enough about my personal life let’s take a look at Jericho’s card from the 1989 set…

1989 Mayfair Games DC Heroes Jericho Character Card Front

1989 Mayfair Games DC Heroes Jericho Character Card Back 

Jericho is a good fit for this blog – I’d say he is definitely a member of the Anti-Didio League. The current editorial regime at DC forced Sean McKeever  to write Deathtrap which he did not want to write – and it all led to Teen Titans #69 having NO WRITER CREDIT! Deathtrap was a crappy Titans/Teen Titans crossover that had Jericho going evil again (because apparently all the body hopping left him with remnants of those bodies that had evil personalities – not one of the drawbacks mentioned on this card obviously). Jericho going evil had been done seven thousand times and frankly no one but the editorial people at DC wanted to read it again. Interestingly, Jericho was supposed to have joined up with his father’s team but he hasn’t shown up since the Titans: Villains for hire thing started – I have a feeling the prison that Deathstroke says their headquarters are is for Jericho.

Anyways all of this led to McKeever leaving DC – his run on Teen Titans was literally destroyed by editorial interference and who do you think that editor was? Yep, the one and only Dan Didio.

Here are some other fantastic blogs celebrating Mayfairstivus that probably know more about RPGs then I do. Check them out!

The Aquaman Shrine
Booster Gold: BOO$TERRIFIC
Comics Make Me Happy!
The Continuity Blog
DC Bloodlines
Diana Prince as The New Wonder Woman
Doom Patrol: My Greatest Adventure #80
Firestorm Fan
Flash: Speed Force
Girls Gone Geek
Green Lantern Corps: The Indigo Tribe
Hawkman: Being Carter Hall
Justice League Detroit
Martian Manhunter vs. The Idol-Head of Diabolu
Once Upon A Geek
Power of the Atom
Subject: Suicide Squad [Task Force X]
Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Frank permalink
    December 5, 2010 6:17 am

    Please tell me the hot role-playing guy had a white man’s afro with muttonchops like Jericho!?!

    I feel bad for Jericho. Here was the one sweet, quiet, lovable guy of vaguely polyamorous leanings to potentially be the soul of his team, plus he had a really unique power (Shh Deadman!) So of course he turns evil, dies, possesses his father, turns evil, is reborn, turns evil, etc. What a stupid, boring, hateful mess.

  2. December 8, 2010 2:11 pm

    Personality Transfer was basically CREATED because of this guy. Note that it doesn’t actually transfer personalities, but a whole person (turning ghostly) to possess another.

    It’s something that was rather funky in DCH – powers that were so based on the DC characters that their designs didn’t make sense divorced from that context. Like “Heat Vision” being the template for heat projection.


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