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I think this is by far the best issue of Batgirl.

I'm being serious.

On 13 November 1944, Japan made fusen bakudan (fire balloons) and sent them off as an attack to the west coast of the US and Canada. One of those bombs devastated a family in Oregon:

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Fast forward to the present, and Batgirl not only encounters a Talon, but also a thing of the past:

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I actually sympathised with the Talon here. I'm not sure if I was meant to do that, but I felt this was the best Gail Simone has written for this book so far. :<

Date: 2012-05-11 06:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
And WW2 had a lot of weird bomb plots, most of them not really working that well. Such as the Russians strapping bombs to dogs and training them to run under tanks... only they used Soviet tanks in the training exercises, so the dogs blew up the wrong ones. Or the American attempt to strap bombs to bats, so that when they gathered together to roost they'd burn down Japanese ships and what not. That plan didn't work either.

Date: 2012-05-11 10:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] biod
There were also bat and pigeon suicide bombers, prototypes of weather cannons, whatever the hell the Tsar tank was supposed to be, and of course, Churchill's Aircraft Carrier of Ice.

Date: 2012-05-11 02:03 pm (UTC)
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Ice and wood pulp! :)

My favorite WWII Failed Superweapon might be the spinning death wheel, which looks like nothing so much as a scaled-up fireworks pinwheel.

"Come on, guys! Now you're just fucking around!"

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