Thursday, February 12, 2009

Timing, part twenty-five.

Even though Kurt isn't hearing it there, Orion actually did have a "time-winder" device, in the last issues of his series with Walt Simonson. The last issue, where Mr. Miracle reveals he's had the anti-life equation for years, is probably my favorite story ever with the New Gods. Unrelated by blood, Orion and Scott Free consider each other brothers, since they were traded by their respective parents in "The Pact."

Over at Points of Articulation, Poe had a review of Dr. Impossible up, the variant/repaint of Mister Miracle. Now, I haven't read any of the comics the bad Doctor appeared in, and Poe put forth the idea that he could be whatever your imagination wants: "As a kid, I loved figures like Dr. Impossible–characters who had virtually no characterization in the cartoons or comics, and were basically an open template for whatever I wanted them to be." So, I made the not-at-all snarky comment that he could be the Bizarro Scott Free, and he's really, really good at getting into traps.

Now I gotta buy that figure. Damnit, Poe!

Anyway, I mention that here because I was just thinking, how many kids does Darkseid have? Orion, Kalibak, (adopted, kinda) Scott, maybe or maybe not Doctor Impossible, possibly Grayven. I had thought Grayven to be a fake, like Thanos' granddaughter Nebula; since it's a little out of character, or possibly just hypocritical, for someone devoting lifetimes to Anti-Life to be grinding out kids. Then again, none of those kids really look like granite-puss, either, do they?

As far as this strip goes, I'm not thrilled with that last page. I wanted someone to keep their hand up the whole time, until Nightcrawler stares him down for lying. Rrrr. I might have to post something else today...


Sea-of-Green said...

>>Bizarro Scott Free, and he's really, really good at getting into traps.<<

LOL! That's the best interpretation of Dr. Impossible I've ever heard! :-)

SallyP said...

Darkseid does seem to have a lot of kids. He seems to like having a lot of concubines as well, which seems...odd.

FoldedSoup said...

Bizarro Scott Free is freckin' GENIUS!


Now I want a Bizarro Darkseid who has a puppy.

Anonymous said...

Well, anti-life isn't so much death as mind control. I figure more kids is more guys tp practice on.