Friday, July 6, 2018

Jade & Obsidian and Rogue



Continued from yesterday's cover, we now see who it was that The Sentinels were after - did any of you guess correctly? 

Jade and Obsidian have been missing in action for a while now.  Once the classic Justice Society of America was taken off the table, there was no longer a place for their children as well.  DC seems to be ready to bring the JSA back though, and hopefully these two won't be too far behind.

12 comments:

Cavillier1970 said...

I'm assuming Nukeleon and Northwind are targets as well, maybe Fury too.

Twinkie The Kid said...

Whatever became of Jerry Ordway? I always loved his work.

Cary Comic said...

Looks like Answer Man wins the betting pool.

But, in retrospect, it only makes sense that the Sentinels would be after Alan Scott. As Power Girl is the only one (with the possible exception of the Psycho-Pirate) in the current DCU who remembers the pre-Crisis multiverse, she might prove to be a living power source for bringing them the current host of the Starheart!

Or, failing that, his children.

But, why these mutant-hunting robots might want the Starheart only you know for certain, Ross. The rest of us can only conjecture. My wild guess? They want to put the Starheart into their version of a Cosmic Cube...and make a universe ruled by them an unalterable reality.

Glenn Host said...

I too loved his work and his major issue was keeping up on schedule. Ordway did variant cover art of Action Comics #992 (2017); I am guessing he is semi-retired since he is 60 and likely getting a lot slower in doing art just doing per item contracts which he can do at his own pace.

Don Berner said...

Ask him what he's up to. He's on twitter and quite responsive.

jackel said...

Hey Ross, have you heard that Steve Ditko has passed away...
....maybe a tribute cover of some kind....

Kid Charlemagne said...

As Jackel noted, Steve Ditko has gone to the Great Drawing Board In The Sky.

Neil Gaiman's tweet about it

Bob Greenwade said...

Jade has, almost from her first appearance, been one of my favorite DC heroines. That she intrinsically wields the powers of her father's ring is a clever twist on GL lore, and her family relationships make for some unusual interactions. Also, her green hue makes for some attractive artwork, and she's not sexually flaunted -- her figure is athletic but not overly endowed, and as far as I can tell only her original costume was anything other than full body coverage (the one on this cover being one of my favorite versions). It's a shame that she's been as MIA in the comics as in the Arrowverse (though Obsidian did appear in a couple of second-season episodes of Legends of Tomorrow).

Some time I'd love to see her teamed up with Gamora or She-Hulk -- or my personal favorite Marvel second-stringer, Nocturne.

Bob Greenwade said...

Afterthought: speaking of Nocturne, it might be interesting to see her teamed up with the Golden Age Sandman. The two characters have in common that they've each had a stroke. Doing that next May (for National Stroke Awareness Month) would seem most appropriate.

Cary Comic said...

@Bob: Nocturne? You mean, the policewoman who was mutated into a bat-winged anti-heroine who could only communicate in musical notes? If memory serves, she was part of the same Trading Card Summer as Annex (the anti-terrorist with holographic prosthetics).

Bob Greenwade said...

@Cary: Nocturne, of the Exiles and X-calibur, daughter of Nightcrawler and Scarlet Witch in an alternate universe, and having mainly her father's powers.

Cary Comic said...

Ah, yes! I forgot there was a second one.

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