Wednesday, October 23, 2013
For a guy who was created as a non-powered boxer who moonlighted as a masked hero, Wildcat has managed to increase his power over the years. First, he had the prolonged life due to magical exposure and suspended animation along with the rest of the JSA. It was later revealed that he had some sort of "9 lives" thing going on as well, explaining how he made it through so many scraps. Then there's his power in the hierarchy of the DCU. Once a third-stringer, Ted Grant became more than just a crime fighter, but a trainer to other heroes like Batman, Catwoman, Black Canary and more. I like that aspect of the character and I am glad that it has been picked up on in his animated appearances in Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
By the way, a story this epic cannot be contained to a single issue. Stay tuned for the second part tomorrow!