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In 2006, J. Michael Straczynski showed comics readers the effect that a single act has on the world. had a unique idea for a series. More specifically, Bullet Points examines the consequences to the Marvel Universe when Dr. Erskine is killed before Steve Rogers is injected with the Super-Soldier Serum and Ben Parker is killed before he raises Peter Parker.
Bullet Points #1 had a page dealing with assassinations throughout history. The Dr. King panel is below.
In issue 12 of the newest incarnation of the Justice Society of America In the 1950s, we meet, Will Everett III, the new Amazing Man, who is also the grandson of the original. We also learn what happened to the original Amazing Man after the war. In the 1950s, his secret identity was revealed to the general public by J. Edgar Hoover. This act endangered the lives of Everett's wife and family. During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, the murder of his nephew alongside two other civil rights activists spurred his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement of the time. He led marches against segregation across the United States of America, and also helped to quell riots in Detroit. Everett was also responsible for the capture of Martin Luther King's murderer James Earl Ray. In the DC Comics Universe, he is considered the third most important advocate for African American civil rights, behind acclaimed activists Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.
This story features Dr. Anomaly, a noble prize winning physicist, named Phineas Quayle, who travels through time to try to find a way to stop the Great Depression. What he sees (including the assassinations of John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King, discouraged him greatly. He decides that super-heroes are the root of the world's future problem (because he believes they destroyed the self-esteem of ordinary individuals) and tries to stop them. Of course, the JLA stop him.
Long before Dr. Evil used him as an escape pod, Bob's Big Boy used to offer free comics to their customers. Called Adventures of the Big Boy, these comics would also offer fun facts and biographies in the back of the book. Issue 237 featured some back up informational pieces on Dr. King.
Remember going to Bob's Big Boy as a kid? I sure do, these comics were a lot of fun (and free).
If you want to know more, the Back to Bins Podcast did talked about this book in Episode 34. You find it at http://www.comicspodcasts.com/2009/12/16/back-to-the-bins-34/