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.


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;)