Titans #28

Oct. 15th, 2010 04:37 pm
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This is from Titans #28 by Eric Wallace and Fabrizio Fiorentino.

The Titans are hired to break the Mad Hatter out of Arkham. A guard is helping them sneak in in exchange for money.

Slade leaves Osiris alone with the guard, telling him to make sure they have an escape route. While they're alone, Osiris asks the guard why he's helping them.

The lightning hits the guard's remote, setting all the inmates free.

Meanwhile, Ray Palmer is helping Ryan Choi's girlfriend Amanda look for him.

Date: 2010-10-16 04:13 am (UTC)
biznizzonpeyote: A female Bower in Mario's clothes... What? (Default)
From: [personal profile] biznizzonpeyote
Morrison tried to blame it on a demonically possessing Dessad.

Am I the only one who remembers that?

Date: 2010-10-16 07:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jaybee3
Morrison didn't even bother to acknowledge what the Countdown Mary was like [thank goodness!], and his explanation (that her body was possessed by DeSaad/Darkseid) would have removed the taint from Mary's actions - if Johns and Ordway hadn't just reused "Black Mary" again right after Final Crisis was over.

It's more of a matter than DC didn't care how she got that way, they just wanted an evil Mary Marvel (much like the Evil Cassandra Cain explanations didn't bother to come until long after Beechan was finished with her.)

Date: 2010-10-16 05:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jaybee3
You're right of course. My point was the Countdown Mary and the Morrison/FC Mary didn't even attempt to match up. It's as if the DC writers didn't know what they were doing - only that Mary should be "evil".

And yes the fact that Mary killed someone (cutting the female Atomic Knight in half) in FC was the worst part for me of the already horrible way she was presented (the rest of it could easily be retconned/forgotten away). I think that was the first time any of the "good" Marvel Family members (Billy, Mary, Freddy) had killed anyone in DCU continuity and the fact that it was Mary and that Morrison did it so casually is very, very sad.
It didn't help that Mike Carlin (who edited the second half of Countdown and who also edited the Power of Shazam series) when confronted by the criticisms of Mary's behavior in Countdown at the end (when she makes the deal with Darkseid) said in defense of the way she was written "well at least she hasn't killed anybody so it's not that bad" KNOWING as he said it that Morrison had Mary kill someone in FC#3 which would come out 3 months later. He really had to go there.

Date: 2010-10-16 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
"Except it wouldn't make any sense to say Desaad was possessing her in Countdown, since we saw Mary's POV the whole time. And Desaad was elsewhere in Countdown, dealing with Piper and whatnot."

Yes, because Morrison ignored Countdown, because he's smart.

Date: 2011-02-08 09:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] karthzon
Because he's smart.

Date: 2011-02-09 09:04 am (UTC)
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