Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Green Arrow is down; earth's really doomed this time...

I mentioned this one last week: DC Comics Presents Annual #2, "The Last Secret Identity" Story by Elliot S! Maggin, pencils by Keith Pollard, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Time-travelling/other-dimensional tyrant King Kosmos (ugh...) throws down the gauntlet, knocking out Superman and most of the Justice League of America! Two panels later, the Batmobile goes over a bridge with an unconscious Batman and Robin...(OK, maybe not.)

Only the intervention of the mysterious Superwoman saves the day...well, actually Superman still does a lot of the heavy lifting. Anyway, I thought the above costume would match the DC Direct figure we saw last week, and like I said, wrongo.

Still, the old Superwoman was upbeat and hopeful and inspiring; three things DC has seemingly been running full-tilt away from as fast as they can. The Kristin Wells Superwoman was from a future that wasn't a post-apocalyptic wreck and didn't come back in time to change anything; she was just visiting out of academic curiosity and got sucked into events. I'd far prefer her to any other versions...except keep the new costume, yeah.





2 comments:

SallyP said...

Poor Superman...he's barely even met a woman whose initials weren't LL! I can understand his consternation.

Dale Bagwell said...

Shouldn't that be a new weakness of his? Alliteration? Not being able to deal with any and all characters with LL as their initials? Poor bastard;)