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The issue begins two weeks ago. Qurac is succeeding in their invasion of Kahndaq when Osiris and Isis get involved.

Osiris is pretty ruthless, and Isis tells him to restrain himself, because harming those weaker than them sends the wrong message. Osiris replies that it says one thing: "Get. Out. And stay out."

Isis thinks that she can see the bloodlust in Osiris's eyes, just like the first time he he lost control...


Okay, I can understand Isis being worried about Osiris, but really? There's nothing to suggest that Osiris would ever try harming Isis. And frankly, I don't think Black Adam would have a problem with Osiris's behavior here. And I'm sick of the Persuader's death being used as an example of Osiris's "bloodlust," when it was clear it was something that horrified him..

The Qurac army retreats, but Osiris kills them anyway. 


In the present, Deathstroke gets the JLA to leave by telling them that his jet has a nuclear self-destruct system.

The Titans go to Kahndaq, where Osiris attacks Deathstroke for lying about bringing Black Adam back, but Deathstroke tells him he can still do it.


What does Deathstoke being a father have to do with anything?




The Titans battle the JLA.

Supergirl tells Osiris that Deathstroke is a mercenary, and that his loyalty can be bought. Osiris asks how much she charges, and she says "Wonder Girl was right. You're a real &#$@." Okay, Osiris is acting like an ass now, but the fact that Wonder Girl would call him one pisses me off. If you don't remember, in Titans #24 Osiris went to Wonder Girl for help in freeing Black Adam and Isis, and Wonder Girl told him that he had to turn himself in for killing the Persuader (despite the fact that she and Supergirl never turned themselves in for attacking the president's plane). Ugh.

Isis, who is watching the fight, says that it's threatening to destroy her city.



The JLA is forced to leave. Osiris tells Isis that he's proud of her, and that she proved herself a worthy queen. Isis says she agrees, "which is why I will govern Kahndaq from now on, not you, brother."


Deathstroke tells Osiris that the person who can resurrect Black Adam is waiting for them at the Labyrinth (the Titans' headquarters, if you've forgotten).

Earlier in the issue, we saw that Sivana has built a giant machine there called the Methuselah Device, which can "regenerate human cells on a microscopic level, restoring lost youth and vitality by temporarily arresting cellular degradation," and that "exposure to its effects allow a man to cheat death itself, indefinitely."

Deathstroke and the Titans show up, and Deathstroke gives Sivana a piece of Supergirl's bloody cape, which he got during the battle when he stabbed her in the back with a kryptonite knife. When Roy asks about it, Deathstoke tells him that the blood is going to save the life of someone very important to him: Jericho, who we see is dying.

Date: 2011-07-08 07:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
Yay, titans continues to be terrible! Also, anyone related to the Marvels in any way continues to be destroyed in all ways, instead of making them interesting characters that readers want to read about!

Why am I happy about this, you may ask? Well, comics have conditioned me to stop liking characters. The creators only want to give us their suffering, so eventually, I stopped wanting them to have anything even remotely joyous happen to them. The only pleasure I can take in comics now is at the emotional torture they subject the characters to.

So, I am right BURSTING with pleasure, now!

Aaron "The Mad Whitaker" Bourque; am I being sarcastic? I don't even know anymore!

Date: 2011-07-09 01:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jaybee3
Can I be sarcastic or not with you? The only thing I like about the Marvel Family not being part of the DCnU reboot is a) Dan Didio can stop messing them up and b) in all likelihood this all whole Titans/Deathstroke/Osiris stuff NEVER happened.

Though...it would just like DC to keep all the bad stuff they've done to the Shazam franchise in-continuity even if they throw other stuff out.

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Date: 2011-07-08 08:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sethgray
Well, at least Isis is finally acting like a queen. She's supposed to be more powerful than Amon--hell, more powerful than ADAM, so it would be nice if writers remembered that.

Date: 2011-07-08 08:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
Yeah, slapping younger siblings is TOTALLY QUEENLIKE.

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Date: 2011-07-08 08:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ruhig_knight
What does Deathstoke being a father have to do with anything?

I know, especially when take in to consideration Slade's track record as a father *facepalm*

Date: 2011-07-08 08:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ian_karkull
Leave in peace... or start World War III.

Ironically, this would also be the third event of that name.
Third time's the charm, I guess.

Date: 2011-07-08 09:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainspirit
World War IV would probably raise a bit of a "bzuh?" in some other, more crossover-ignorant readers.

Date: 2011-07-08 10:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
And to be fair, none of them were really World Wars. The Mageddon War affected the planet, and was going to cause WW3, but it was clamped down before things got out of hand thanks to Atlantis and Zauriel's hosts.

The 52 one was just one person ripping things apart, and not in all that many places either outside of one specific country.

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Date: 2011-07-08 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] silicondream
I think Kahndaq vs. the United Nations would be more like "Unofficial Police Action CLXVII", really.

Date: 2011-07-08 10:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] red_menace
Finally! I mean, it's still not good, but they at least remembered that Isis is way more powerful and would in no way tolerate this nonsense.

Date: 2011-07-10 03:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
yes i agree, Isis is finally likeable (if UNDERSTANDABLY harder) again.

Date: 2011-07-08 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
I'm not sure but I think Isis' statements there would pretty much start WW3.

As for Wondergirl's statements about Amon being an ass, remember she thinks she right. And why would she and Supergirl need to turn themselves in? I think it's pretty easy to believe their issue was dealt with

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Date: 2011-07-08 11:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadwing
So where was the big confrontation with Roy and Dick? Wasn't that solicted as well?

Date: 2011-07-08 11:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
I actually like the last bit. Let's just hope that Amon's love for his sister will keep him off any ideas of revenge.

Date: 2011-07-09 12:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zenbro
Underboob.

That is all.

Date: 2011-07-11 10:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eyz
'nuff said!

Date: 2011-07-09 12:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
From what I'm seeing and read...there's plenty dickery to go around here. And of course, once again Dick is being a Dick rather than really offer a friend help. Surprise, surprise.

The one good thing I find in this is Isis slapping the taste out of Osiris' mouth and daring him to do something about it, to which he backs down. Smart lad.

Date: 2011-07-09 01:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pallas_athena
I haven't been following this title or the characters-- but I have to say, I really like this art. I like the faces, especially Isis's expressions. Second scan down, she's standing there in that annoyingly exploitative costume... but the focus is irrevocably on that look she's giving him. And the World War III Face is glorious.

Date: 2011-07-09 01:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverzeo
So is Roy good now? Because that seems unfair compared to Superboy Prime. They were both respected heroes, who went off the deep end when they lost love ones. Granted, Prime did killed ALOT of fan favorite characters, but to his (poorly formed) defense: he meet them in combat and he had no control over his strength, Roy on the other hand, raped a dead cat in a mad vision. They both hit rock bottom. And call it what you will... Roy's recovery seems to be a play of favoritism, while Prime's deeds for Countdown were a failed promotional stunt.

So in the end, due to status quo, Roy gets a 2nd chance while Prime gets booted off with a possible off screen death...

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Date: 2011-07-09 01:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverzeo
At least Osiris is being balanced out, maybe he can finally be Freddy's Jr Marvel... if he gets his powers back...

Date: 2011-07-09 02:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jaybee3
In this book:
1)The Quarci army attacks a nation they know (based on previous issues) that houses the wife and b-i-l of Black Adam (aka the guy who literally destroyed Biyala with his bare hands) who are not only just as strong as BA but came back from the dead? What nation in their right mind attacks one with such Shazam powered individuals? As soon as they SAW Osiris or even knew he was back in Khandaq they should have been retreating.
2) Isis threatens to start WWIII - which is exactly what DC referred to Black Adams's war in 52 as. You know, the series that introduced Isis and Osiris and killed them off to begin with? Hello, Eric Wallace?
3) Donna tells Isis she may be a Khandaqi by birth but is an Amazon at heart. Hello again, Eric Wallace. But Adrianna and Amon Tomaz are Egyptian by origin not Khandaqi. This was ALSO made clear in 52.
4) The JLA storms into a sovereign nation and starts giving orders to its rulers? WTF? Dick knows better than that. Especially since outside of Supergirl, said rulers are stronger than ANYONE on the current JLA team.
5) Isis is revered as Black Adam's queen and savior of Khandaq (once again - straight from 52), Osiris is just her brother and any authority he has is at her sufferance yet here he gives her lip about being ruler and what not? Why?
6) Why would anyone trust Deathstroke in anything? I know about the part about Sivana's weapon in the later half of the book but at this point he's made promise after promise to Osiris about bringing Black Adam back and NEVER provided proof of how and why he would do so.


Supergirl tells Osiris that Deathstroke is a mercenary, and that his loyalty can be bought. Osiris asks how much she charges, and she says "Wonder Girl was right. You're a real &#$@." Okay, Osiris is acting like an ass now, but the fact that Wonder Girl would call him one pisses me off. If you don't remember, in Titans #24 Osiris went to Wonder Girl for help in freeing Black Adam and Isis, and Wonder Girl told him that he had to turn himself in for killing the Persuader (despite the fact that she and Supergirl never turned themselves in for attacking the president's plane). Ugh.

Seriously, why is no one in DCU except the Editorially despised ever picked on for their hypocrisy (especially Supergirl - who during her Paris Hilton faze once sold out an entire planet of innocent people to supervillains aka FauxKandor for cash/information which made Powergirl wash her hands of her) and Wonder Girl (aka the girl who told the just resurrected Osiris that the Teen Titans position was not to help him in any way but that he had to "turn himself in" for the crime of protecting his sister even though no evidence has ever been provided in Wallace's writing that anyone in the UN or anywhere else is looking to prosecute Amon on any charge).

This book is so horrible and makes no sense (why these people are together and listening to Deathstroke is less logical than Selina bunking with Harley/Ivy in Gotham City Sirens) and I'm pretty sure DC could care less about it at this point, especially with DCnU coming up, which leads to a serious question - what was the point of this book or the point of the continued screwing of the Shazam franchise by connecting them (or at least the Black Adam part) to this book in the first place? I still don't get it. Wouldn't it have been easier to use the resurrection of Osiris and the search for Isis and Black Adam as a starting point for a new Shazam title with the REAL Marvel Family in it? I bet anything it would have sold more than this vile stuff.

Date: 2011-07-09 03:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverzeo
At least with the Reboot, they can make this liek it never happened. CHeap I know, but not as cheap as Marvel's ploy with SPider-Man.

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Date: 2011-07-09 02:40 am (UTC)
likeaminx: (Max!Bullseye • What is this fuckery)
From: [personal profile] likeaminx
I miss you how you were Osiris ): Comics keep disappointing me lately.

At least they remembered that he would never hurt his sister even for a petty reason like "BUT I WAS BOSS"

Date: 2011-07-09 09:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
I like how that statue in one of the pages (Black Adam?) seems to be adopting a pose as if to ask 'WHAT THE FUCK?" a la Picard and 'What the fuck is this shit?'

Date: 2011-07-09 08:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
"Leave or start world war 3"

"Or I can call my boyfriend Superman."

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