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Diane Darcy ([personal profile] aeka) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-03-07 18:11

Huntress #6: The Happy Conclusion (unlike the rest of Earth-2 right now...)

Forget what actually happens with Ibn Hassan, I'm just going to get straight to the scene that matters most in this series conclusion!


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PEEEEEEEEEEEEEGE! Just like old times. ♥

She looks so majestic here, I don't think there's enough squee in the world to describe how happy this makes me. This especially made me smile:

"We've both been busy, haven't we...partner."

Tries not to read too far into that line. :3

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[personal profile] jaybee3 2012-03-07 23:20 (UTC)(link)
Makes me wish Marcus To was drawing the World's Finest title. The man really knows how to draw pretty people with nice hair.

The Michael Holt (Mr.T) line would have worked sooo much better if "Karen Starr" hadn't been written so poorly and not even as a real love interest (basically as a cipher even and even without drawn a bit differently - skinnier and not as muscular as To's). In retrospect, I think they really dropped the ball with the Mr. Terrific title. The character deserved better. Maybe they can move him to Earth-2 too?

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-03-07 23:23 (UTC)(link)
Totally agreed about Mister Terrific. I forget where I read it from, but someone mentioned a far better candidate for writing him--Sholly Fisch, who over in the Action Comics back-ups wrote a better African-American scientist in Steel in 40 pages then Wallace did in over 100.

But hey--maybe Levitz might pick up Terrific and start writing him over in Worlds' Finest. :)
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2012-03-07 23:24 (UTC)(link)
yeah the Mr. T title was not at all interesting what so ever. it's a pitty really, The Writer is such a nice guy (met him at SDCC) but the series was seriously lackluster

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2012-03-08 01:52 (UTC)(link)
the writer seemed to want to make his atheism the most interesting thing about him.

And his revamped origin wasn't great.

Old DCU: I'm suicidal because I lost my wife, but thanks to meeting a superhero I realized I could still do a great deal and found the strength to carry on.

DCnU: I'm suicidal because I lost my wife, then I meet my son from the future so not only do I decide to live I decide to risk my life and this my unborn son on a daily basis.
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[personal profile] jaybee3 2012-03-08 06:16 (UTC)(link)
The thing is Mr. Terrific completely fit into the JSA as a legacy character because his origin made so much sense - he was in the same situation (a man who had reached the peak of human abilities and was now contemplating suicide) as a man he had never met (Terry Sloane) but used the original Mr. Terrific's story to give meaning to his own life. It explained why Michael took on Terry's original cheesy slogan (Fair Play) and why he wore a "T" on his face (he was explicitly taking on a super-hero persona just as the original did). I had no idea what the rebooted Mr. Terrific's motivation was to be well...a guy who called himself "Mr.Terrific" and whatever reason the book did give it was never going to be as good as his previous one.

Just like with so many of the unnecessary costume changes (Mandarin collars for everyone, give Power Girl a "P" logo, have Superman wear armor, give "Shazam" a hood), the reboot of Mr. Terrific was just not as good as what DC discarded. You really get the sense that with the exception of the 4 Robins (which seem clearly a case of Editorial favoritism to me), the new DC despises even the idea of Legacy characters.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-03-09 06:38 (UTC)(link)
Oh. Oh, man. I just had an idea.

What if in the New 52, after the accident Michael was sent to the hospital to tend to his wounds, gets put in a room, and his roommate is a strangely verile old man named Terry Sloane, this 80 year-old man with the body of a man in his 40s, and the two get to talking--Michael about what happened, and Terry about being in the same place and using his skills to help people as an adventurer (not super-hero) nick-named Mr. Terrific, which inspires Michael to follow in his footsteps.

Not only do you get just about the same origin with little problem, but you also do it in a way that nicely subverts the old "magical negro" troupe.
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[personal profile] jaybee3 2012-03-09 20:03 (UTC)(link)
This is a pretty good idea - better than the explanation they've come up with so far.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-03-08 00:01 (UTC)(link)
"I believe they're moving Mr. T over to Justice League when his solo series concludes"

Really? Do you remember where you heard that? I don't remember hearing that at all. I know they've said they're going to try to get a lot of the cancelled characters into other books--OMAC in JLI, Static in Teen Titans, etc., but hadn't heard that one.
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2012-03-08 17:11 (UTC)(link)
I'd imagine it was planned for him to join anyway; Was he part of that big spread of heroes that they showed a while back, with all twelve League members? I can't remember, but characters who haven't joined yet, like Green Arrow, were definitely on there.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-03-09 06:44 (UTC)(link)
Here's the pic you're talking about it, but Michael isn't part of it.



Though, to be fair, I'm not sure if I see many of those characters becoming part of the team fairly soon (Ryan, GA, Element Woman and Mera, probably--Firestorm, not so much).
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2012-03-09 13:24 (UTC)(link)
Firestorm has pretty much crashed and burned as a title, so I agree with you there, but Johns and Lee have already confirmed that there will be a larger lineup than their big Seven, in time. Lee designed Element Woman, anyway, so there's bound to be at least some favouritism there, and Johns was bound to put Mera on his team anyway, given the positive reception to her in Brightest Day.

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2012-03-08 01:42 (UTC)(link)
I honestly wondered if she wasn't supposed to be a real love interest. Like they were friends who appeared at social gatherings together instead of getting actual dates.