Monday, April 3, 2017

Black Orchid and Spider-Woman



I've enjoyed tales featuring these heroines with mysterious pasts, so I might be fun to see them share an adventure together.  Each has had very different takes throughout the years, depending on the writers involved, and it is always interesting to see what their latest incarnations are up to.

16 comments:

AirDave said...

Cool team up! How would a character like Rose & Thorn work with these two? Or would these two be honorary members of Birds of Prey maybe?

Anonymous said...

I liked the original Silver Age version of Black Orchid a whole lot better than the Nineties post-COIE version. That smacked of the same New Age ecology
Alan Moore tried to introduce via his insipid version of Animal Man!

Cary Comic said...

@ Anon: Actually, that was Grant Morrison. But, yeah, I have to agree with you on the latter point.

Glenn Host said...

What AirDave said is a very good idea - the Birds of Prey are captured and new team is formed to save them. Could be a 2 or 3 parter.

Anonymous said...

How about the Silver Age Black Orchid is saved by her Golden Age (public domain) counterpart?

DeathWarrior94 said...

STF I don't know about anyone else but I think it'd be really cool if you would do a couple of covers, one of them showing scar and the hyenas fighting kerchak and the other showing Shere Khan vs. Mufasa with Simba and Nala in the background trapped. I think both match ups would be neat to see even if having Shere Khan fight anybody from Africa makes no sense.

Anonymous said...

DeathWarrior94 said...

"even if having Shere Khan fight anybody from Africa makes no sense."

IIRC the Phantom's homeland 'bangalla' included Tigers in its fauna, a stock transplanted from India by some ruler a while back, so maybe this version of the story could be happening there?

DeathWarrior94 said...

That's interesting and would make sense. But then there's the issue of how to introduce Shere Khan and Mufasa. I was thinking something along the lines of either territorial dispute or Mufasa protecting Simba and Nala (as cubs) from Shere Khan. Have shere khan go out on the prowl and just happen to see two defenseless cubs and sees them as dinner. Zazu flies over and notices the cubs and flies off to tell the king. Mufasa appears and the two big cats start going at it.

James Hawk III said...

I've never understood how that costume Black Orchid wears recalls in any way an orchid. It seems like she should be named "Pink Monarch Butterfly."

Cary Comic said...

Actually, there IS such a plant as the butterfly orchid.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, the tiger on the Phantom's Isle of Eden is a descendent of animals washed ashore after the shipwreck of a ship carrying them to a zoo. Most didn't survive refer encounter with the native fauna, but a few did.

James, if you look at the collar, cap and petal cape, the orchid design will become clearer.

Cary Comic said...

Actually, the Afro-Asian mixture of flora and fauna on Bengalla is the result of it being the last remaining tip of land not inundated by tidal waves like those that sank the rest of antediluvean Lemuria. Hence, the (previously) undiscovered xenomorph rookery in STF #974.

Ideas Man 2 said...

Ross, for future covers, would you consider adding the issue number as a label to make it easier for readers to find earlier covers referred to in the comments?

Cary, would you consider adding your references as hyperlinks the way Ross does when he refers to earlier covers in his introductory blurbs?

Ross said...

There are hundreds of labels as there is, I'm not adding 2,000 more! I trust that my visitors can use the alphabet and count, that't all that is required to find a given cover.

Ideas Man 2 said...

Thanks for the quick response. I'm looking forward to reading the next 2,000 covers!

Anonymous said...

@Carycomic: Good call! There's a species of butterfly orchid called "Anacamptis pailionacea" where the blossom is almost identical to Black Orchid's costume!

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