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This is the third part of my "Essential Mr. Bones" series. For the previous parts, click here.

This is from Infinity, Inc. #32. It's written by Roy and Dann Thomas, and illustrated by Todd McFarlane.

In #34, Bones appeared in anti-smoking PSA.

#35 takes place during the Legends crossover, where Darkseid had Glorious Godfrey turn the public against the superheroes.

Later, Brainwave is injured.

In #36...

The guy getting high on all the emotion turns out to be the Psycho-Pirate; this leads in to his appearance in a later storyline.

Infinity, Inc.#38 is illustrated by Martin King; McFarlane's last issue was #37. The cover is by Vince Argondezzi.

Rick Tyler, aka Hourman, is wracked with guilt after thinking he killed the supervillain the Wizard. He tells Beth he thinks that "maybe, down deep, I'm just as rotten as Bones and his buddies."

Meanwhile, Lyta is worried because Hector isn't answering her calls.

After the remaining members of Infinity, Inc. arrive, the judge calls upon Penny Dreadful. Bones tells her she looks pale, but she says she's okay.

Later, the subject of Carcharo gets brought up; Jade mentions how he had his sharks attack a cruise ship and how he kidnapped Wildcat. Wildcat comes to Helix's defense, much to Skyman's chagrin, saying that they had nothing to do with Carcharo's attack. The judge demands to know what the relationship between Carcharo and Helix was.

Beth Chapel is called upon next.

Wildcat's parents arrive, with her mother confirming that she and her sister were patients of Dr. Love. Wildcat's father says that she is "living proof of what the others of the Helix experiment might have become-- if they lived in a good home--a loving home." Wildcat tells the judges that Helix deserves a second chance, because they never really got a first one. 

The judges say they agree, but that they "can't, in all good conscience, turn these flagrant lawbreakers loose on the streets."

Next time: Mister Bones joins Infinity, Inc!

Date: 2009-10-02 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] volksjager.insanejournal.com
Aw,Lyta Trevor, if only you knew what future a cruel uncaring DC multiverse had in store for you....

Date: 2009-10-03 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com
So Bones eventually gave up crime, but not smoking.

Smoking is more addictive than crime! THAN CRIME!!!

Date: 2009-10-03 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yaseen101.insanejournal.com
I like how the Helix is being treated with a Black and Gray morality instead of being inherently evil. It's a theme that's hard to find in the current DCU.

Date: 2009-10-03 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] btravage.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com)
This loyalty makes me wonder what split them up long enough for Mr. Bones to become director of the DEO.

Date: 2009-10-03 01:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thandrak.insanejournal.com
Good, good! I lost track of him after the shark attack and never saw the result. Thanks for this, it's filling one of the gaps in my reading.

Date: 2009-10-03 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandoz_iscariot.insanejournal.com
Man, old school Todd McFarlane art is weird to look at. (It's like having one of those "Yes, Chuck Austen worked on Miracleman" moments.)

Date: 2009-10-03 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] btravage.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com)
Skeletons do not look like that.

Date: 2009-10-03 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nefrekeptah.insanejournal.com
...is it just me, or does Skyman come off as a massive prick here?

Everyone else is saying, "While he has committed crimes in his past, Bones and his pals aren't so much evil as they are-"

Skyman: "HANG that sonnva bitch!"

Date: 2009-10-03 07:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
Yeah, but WHY don't they like him? I mean, it's not like Mr. Bones is a particularly endearing character or anything, but their dislike of him seems disproportionate to what he's actually DONE. I mean, what has he done? He kidnapped Fury - which she herself forgave him for - went on a bank robbery/shopping spree through town, and teamed up with Carcharo. It's not like him and Helix are vicious criminal masterminds or anything - they're basically a superpowered kid gang. Bones even helped out as an ambulance driver (because he was going stir-crazy, admittedly) and alerted them to the villain outside their gates. Sylvester's acting like he's freakin' Dr. Doom or something.

Date: 2009-10-03 08:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com
Mr. Bones started off rhyming, inexplicably, all the time. (http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Wheelie_%28G1%29) Is it fair? No. But it's a fact: it you rhyme for no reason, everyone thinks it's a treason.

Aaron "The Mad Whitaker" Bourque; and if you stick to a metre, well, you couldn't be cheaper.

Date: 2009-10-03 09:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
No offense, man, but that's a LOUSY rhyme. I could do better, any ol' time. I venture to say I'd do better than that - I'd pull a brand new one right out of my hat.

Date: 2009-10-04 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com
What do you want, I'm white. You expect me to get these phat rhymes right?

Date: 2009-10-04 02:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
Let me impart a secret to you - I can rhyme like mad, and I'm white, too.

Date: 2009-10-03 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katzedecimal.insanejournal.com
My brain is still stuck on the fact that Mr. Bones appears to be starkers in the hospital bed. Full frontal male nudity!

Date: 2009-10-03 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkblade.insanejournal.com
Invisible flesh means invisible penis.

Date: 2009-10-04 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com
That would've made Dr. Manhattan less . . . well, just less.


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