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This issue and the previous one (Doom Patrol & Legion of Superheroes) make up two halves of a larger story.

The Subs try to recruit the Doom Patrol to help save Earth from a black hole, but the Legion of Superheroes has beat them to it.



Through happenstance, they end up teaming up with the Inferior Five instead.




Now, remember the following scene from the previous issue?



This is a repeating pattern for this issue, as we find out that every one of the inexplicable bits of weirdness from last issue (e.g. the above) was caused by the Inferior Five and the Subs' screw-ups behind the scenes.




Date: 2010-07-17 07:29 am (UTC)
chrysicat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chrysicat
So the whole thing was an excuse to be able to tell present-continuity I5 stories? Oooookaaay...

...but wait, isn't one of them related to a modern-age hero anyway?

Date: 2010-07-17 07:33 am (UTC)
freezer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] freezer
IIRC, Dumb Bunny is the foster sister of Angel (of Angel & The Ape). So... Yay continuity?

Date: 2010-07-17 07:36 am (UTC)
chrysicat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chrysicat
Yeah...I was thinking that that had been revealed after 1972, in which case we get kind of bad negative continuity...

...'specially since I don't recall anyone ever specifically mentioning that the Inferior Five fell off the face of the earth sometime in '72...

Still, if we have 'em back, that's all good as far as a funnier DC for the future goes...if anyone's willing to use 'em, that is!

Date: 2010-07-17 07:59 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
It was revealed in the Phil Foglio Angel and the Ape series in the 90's, where the Inferior Five also appeared.

Date: 2010-07-18 04:46 am (UTC)
terrykun: (zach pimp hat)
From: [personal profile] terrykun
I need to repost those scans...

Date: 2010-07-18 12:43 am (UTC)
tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)
From: [personal profile] tacobob
I remember reading somewhere that Geoff Johns was going to make "Dumb Bunny", Courtney Whitmore's mother.

Date: 2010-07-19 06:15 pm (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
That would kinda be cute, if nothing else so as to offset Courtney's deadbeat dad.

And it'd be fun to see a daughter who has more common sense than her mother. XD

Date: 2010-07-17 07:37 am (UTC)
jaybee3: Nguyen Lil Cass (Default)
From: [personal profile] jaybee3
When JMS want to be a great writer - he can be. I think he likes working with B&B for the same reason he wanted to the Red Circle books - apparently the DC Editors will let him do whatever he wants on things like that. Coming from Marvel and Joe Q (and OMD) that must feel great. Didio & Co. seem to be giving him a free hand (on par with Morrison's Batman) for Supes and WW too.

And Jesus Saiz could draw just about any DC book and make it look as far as I'm concerned. The art alone is reason enough to pick up the series (not to mention where else will you find Brother Power the Geek and The Inferior 5?)

Date: 2010-07-17 10:07 am (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Puppy eyed I5 is adorable. There, I said it.

Date: 2010-07-17 10:09 am (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Also, when the subs think you fail... hoo boy.

Date: 2010-07-17 10:52 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lonewolf23k
Next Marvel/DC crossover event will NEED an Inferior Five/Great Lakes Avengers team-up.

It MUST happen.

Date: 2010-07-17 11:38 am (UTC)
chrysicat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chrysicat
Aren't the GLA/Lightning Rods/GLI mainly dead right now, though?

...though at least that's easier to undo in Marvel than in the DCU right now...

Date: 2010-07-17 11:44 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
Not unless I missed something. No one can touch Squirrel Girl. Dying is Mr. Immortal's power. Doorman is dead, but he's still active.

That leave Big Bertha and Flatman and I'm pretty sure they're still alive.

Date: 2010-07-17 02:11 pm (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Dinah Soar did die, though.

Date: 2010-07-17 02:15 pm (UTC)
cainofdreaming: b/w (Default)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
And Monkey Joe. How could I forget him?

Plus several Grasshoppers, but I think only one of them was officially a member.

Date: 2010-07-17 12:58 pm (UTC)
tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)
From: [personal profile] tacobob
Well..They did team up with the X-Men..sorta...

Date: 2010-07-17 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredneil.livejournal.com
That comic could be exhibit A if anyone ever wants to demonstrate the greatness of the Silver Age.

Date: 2010-07-18 12:45 am (UTC)
tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)
From: [personal profile] tacobob
Wonder why the X-Men didn't have their own school song?

Date: 2010-07-18 04:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredneil.livejournal.com
Probably because they weren't great during the Silver age. I mean, how many super groups are there where their villain is better known and more popular than most of the members of the group?

Alternately, you might have noticed that none of them have the mutation that enables them to sing on key.

Date: 2010-07-17 02:49 pm (UTC)
ext_281979: (Default)
From: [identity profile] his-spiffyness.livejournal.com
Or at least DC needs to tempt Dan Slott back over and give him editorial control over all of their humorous books.

Date: 2010-07-18 12:44 am (UTC)
tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)
From: [personal profile] tacobob
You think they'll put out FUNNY comic books? There's no such thing! >:D

Date: 2010-07-17 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredneil.livejournal.com
Considering that he's the smart guy of the team, Awkward Man has terrible math skills.

No, saying the difference between 1972 and 2010 is almost 30 would be awful math skills for a ten-year old.

Date: 2010-07-17 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredneil.livejournal.com
Merry Man, that should be.

Date: 2010-07-17 05:25 pm (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Well, being the smart guy in the Inferior Five isn't exactly difficult.

Date: 2010-07-17 05:43 pm (UTC)
equinox216: (Default)
From: [personal profile] equinox216
Dah, missed your dang comment. Still, agreed.

Date: 2010-07-17 02:01 pm (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
Didn't Blimp appeared for Booster's funeral?

Date: 2010-07-17 02:22 pm (UTC)
chrysicat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chrysicat
Yep...

...like I said, this has 'continuity snarl' written all over it...

...and yet, that's still better than the alternative, which would be to keep the team in limbo forever!

Date: 2010-07-17 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredneil.livejournal.com
Depends who they have writing the I5. They were very much a product of their time; a wonderfully goofy product of their time. It's a very different time now, and I can imagine them done very badly in the wrong hands.

As for it being a continuity snarl, all they have to do is eventually find a time machine and go back to 1972, so they can make whatever cameos they've made in the last 38 years.

Date: 2010-07-18 12:43 am (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
Wait Wait.... maybe this like what happend when Linda went to the Silver Age of comics and these IF are from back when they were published...

Date: 2010-07-20 10:21 pm (UTC)
philippos42: Sarigar (Default)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
Scans or it didn't happen.

Date: 2010-07-18 10:54 pm (UTC)
thormonger: (plushies)
From: [personal profile] thormonger
Merryman was also in Limbo in Final Crisis: Superman Beyond. Just to add to the fun here.

Date: 2010-07-17 05:42 pm (UTC)
equinox216: (Default)
From: [personal profile] equinox216
I'm gonna say it if anyone else isn't... how is 2010 - 1972 = 38 years "almost 30 years"? Or does Dumb Bunny not have a monopoly on Dumb in this setup?

Date: 2010-07-17 07:49 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
I like how the Subs realize they are in a completely different league from these chumps :)

Date: 2010-07-17 08:01 pm (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Also: Someone needs to crop that last closeup of the I5 being all doe eyed and shop in the words "Can we has ongoing?"

Date: 2010-07-18 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lysythe
Icons of each of the I5's puppydog eyes would be cool too.

Date: 2010-07-18 07:52 pm (UTC)
fraxinus_amer: (I5)
From: [personal profile] fraxinus_amer
icon for you.

Date: 2010-07-20 10:30 pm (UTC)
philippos42: Paul Rudd (pretty)
From: [personal profile] philippos42

Date: 2010-07-17 08:07 pm (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Plus, we have an interesting dynamic with the subs and the inferior five;

On the one hand, we have the Subs who are actually fairly competent heroes, cursed with rather useless powers (with the exception of Polar Boy and Fire Lad).

On the other hand, we have the I5, who have useful powers (except for Blimp and Merryman), but are held down by the fact that they are a gaggle of incompetent morons.

Date: 2010-07-18 03:56 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
-(with the exception of Polar Boy and Fire Lad). -

Or in the dark, Night Girl! Really the team powerhouse.

Date: 2010-07-17 10:20 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's shocked icon (Shock)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
I kind of wish they'd done the tail-losing scene earlier.

Because as soon as I saw the cover, I figured out what the pink fluff was, so I spent half the book waiting for it.

Didn't stop me positively cackling at most of the issue (including the repeat of the 'finding the pink fluff' scene), but, still....

(And I think I fell in love with Dumb Bunny. My goddess, she is 99 different kinds of cute...)

Date: 2010-07-17 11:08 pm (UTC)
okkult3000: (Default)
From: [personal profile] okkult3000
You and Ambush Bug.

Date: 2010-07-17 11:25 pm (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
She needs to get into Birds Of Prey!

Date: 2010-07-18 12:44 am (UTC)
foxhack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] foxhack
She's probably be incapable of existing now.

She is, after all, an Amazon...

Date: 2010-12-31 06:55 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
I know that the Inferior Five are kinda dumb by their very design, but I'm sorry, I didn't find that ending funny. 'You are embarrassing morons, goodbye' is just not a nice way to end a comic - even if they ARE embarrassing morons, at least they're good-hearted and believe in what they do. They don't deserve the cold shoulder - a polite but firm 'sorry, but no' would have done the trick.

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