Who’s Editing #10: On the Wings of Angels

Fire and Water Presents: Who’s Editing Episode 10! Siskoid and Tim Price offer the biggest batch of elevator pitches yet as they tackle Who’s Who #10, which includes one of Tim’s beloved Outsiders, but then Siskoid forces him to stick around to cover all those Hawk people!

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Theme: “Révolution” by Les Sherpas.

Bonus clips: “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins; “Quantum Leap Theme” by Mike Post; “U Can’T Touch This” by MC Hammer; and Robert Venditti on “Comic Book News”.

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17 responses to “Who’s Editing #10: On the Wings of Angels

  1. HAWKMAN: HAWX OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
    Written by JOHN OSTRANDER, TIMOTHY TRUMAN and others
    Art by GRAHAM NOLAN, TIMOTHY TRUMAN, JAN DUURSEMA, and others
    Cover by GRAHAM NOLAN
    The 1989 bold new direction of Hawkman and Hawkwoman is finally collected in hardcover for the first time! As a consequence of their role in the Shadow War, Katar and Shayera Hol are forced to surrender their advanced alien technology to Thanagarian authorities, and are considered traitors in exile. Without innate super powers, the fallen heroes must compensate with terrestrial technology, including assault rifles and experimental flight harnesses, to continue their war on crime. With their secret identities exposed to the public, their long list of enemies see their best chance for revenge. The Hawks are leveraged into service by unscrupulous government agencies such as Task Force X, and must navigate the perilous terrain between their morals and the demands of a world not their own. Includes the acclaimed six-part Year One arc written and drawn by Tim Truman! Collects HAWX #1-17 and HAWX Annual #1
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    THE INFINITORS Vol. III: HAWKWORLD TPB
    Written by DAVID GOYER and GEOFF JOHNS
    Art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI and others
    Cover by STEVE LIGHTLE
    Hawkgirl’s much-anticipated return to avenge the murder of her husband Carter Hall is collected in this 256-page trade paperback. She’s joined by fellow returing JSAer Jay “The Flash” Garrick in pursuing Extant, the killer of the original Hawkman, Atom, Dr. Mid-Nite, and Hourman. How exactly did a brute like Hank “Hawk” Hall become the tyrannical Monarch of a possible future, possessing mastery over time, and what role did the Lords of Order and Chaos play in this circumstance? The epic ‘Zero Hour’ saga rocked the founding members of the DCU’s Seminal Super-Team, but this story extends far beyond one isolated event. Collects The Infinitors #16-26 and material from Infinitors Secret Files #1.
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    SECOND EARTH: THE FIRST WAVE TPB (NEW PRINTING)
    written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI & BRIAN AZZARELLO
    art by JULIAN LOPEZ
    cover by LEE BERMEJO
    The resolution of the Infinite Crisis has restored the Multiverse, and DC’s shocking new pulp Earth is finally unveiled! In the shadows of war, the roots of the Golden Tree cabal grew deep into the heart of a fallen world… and the leaders at the heart of this secret organization see no place in their utopia for heroism.
    Doc Savage, struggling with the loss of his father, has been blind to their advance – until now. The Batman knows his pain, and stands with the original superhero against this threat. The debut of the Superman has shaken these criminal conspirators, who reach for horrifying new heights of villainy to nip this heroic renaissance in the bud. The Comet’s flame has already been snuffed out, but Dan “Beetle” Garret, Blane “Wizard” Whitney, Denny “The Spirit” Colt, Robert “Hangman” Dickering, and Rex “Hourman” Tyler are waiting in the wings. Acclaimed screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski (BABYLON 5, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Eisner Award winning writer Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, JOKER) join forces to craft a DC universe like you’ve never seen before! For the first time ever, the earliest comic book heroes are united. It’s a world of few, mortal men supermen… Death can come at any moment, and adventure can still be found at every corner of the map! Collects Second Earth #1-6 and Batman/Doc Savage Special #1.
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      1. I didn’t hire any of those guys. I’m just the reprint editor on the updated editions. Heck, much of that copy isn’t even mine, since variations on those trades were already in print.

  2. AMBUSH BUG #10
    written by KEITH GIFFEN & J.M. DEMATTEIS
    art by ALLAN WHINCUP
    cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
    It’s probably not wise to invoke Native American mysticism in the year of our woke 2021, and he’d have to be older than Methusalah by this point, and we’re not even on the same Earth where he helped Swamp Thing go back to the future, but I guess Hawk (son of that guy who scammed you into buying Superman Salutes the Bicentennial) can help Tyson return home (as well as renewing DC’s trademark on– uh– Hawk? How many Hawk books are we putting out this month?) Did that sentence need a period? It ran on for so long with so many tangential brackets, I lost track.
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    AQUAGIRL #10
    Written by ANNA OBROPTA and LOUISE SIMONSON
    art by ALEX LEI
    cover by BRUCE TIMM
    variant cover by RAGS MORALES
    THE LORDS OF ORDER & CHAOS TIE-IN! Over the ages, flocks of human bird-avatars have been gifted powers to serve as proxies in the conflict between the forces of Order and Chaos. Now that the Kali Yuga– the Age of Chaos– is upon us, Kestrel has resumed stalking and reclaiming the life energy of these avatars of War and Peace for itself. For their protection, Steve Dayton has asked Aquagirl to gather former Titans associates Hawk and Dove, only to discover that there are now two sets of them. Sasha Martens has replaced Dawn Granger’s murdered sister as a Hawk, following years of repressed anger at her killer Hank Hall, who has forced Wiley Wolverman to serve as his new Dove. The dilution of their powers makes them easier prey than ever, at a time when all existence may hinge on the effectiveness of the Hawk and the Dove!
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    ARAK #9
    written by RICHARD VAN CAMP
    art by MARCO CASTIELLO and DANNY MIKI
    cover by PHIL CHO
    CRISIS ACROSS INFINITE TIME TIE-IN! Still in the Crisis on Infinite Earths era, Arak learns that his now near-adult son has also been cast into this period, a maltreated orphan turned meta-criminal in Los Angeles. Forced into a scenario not dissimilar to Cyclotron’s, Arak is presented with the full knowledge that the boy will perish in just a few short years within this lifestyle. Is Arak willing to risk irreparable damage to the time-space continuum in service to his personal bloodline? If so, how can he hope to contend with his son’s misfit cohorts in Helix?
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    BEAUTIFUL DREAMER #8
    written by GRACE ELLIS
    art by POP MHAN
    cover by TOM SCIOLI
    Like Orion before her, Dreamer finally understands the true nature of Izaya. How in the Old World, the proto-Apokolipsians were the slave classes. How their burnt-out industrial husk of a world had been the best they could salvage in an ongoing war of independence from New Genesis. How Izaya had engaged in unethical experiments to reclaim Apokolips, including the creation of and genocide perpetuated against the Bugs. How absent the Hunger Dogs, Izaya had looked to the Third World for resources to covet and civilizations to exploit. How the Highfather had appeared to the Psions as a messianic figure, who commanded them to create Complex-Complex and the Citadelians in the likeness of Darkseid. How the Citadel had enslaved the Vega System in service to Supertown. How Highfather’s paternalistic chauvinism had prevented any women from being elevated to positions of power even comparable to Granny Goodness’. How Highfather’s perversions had drawn him to take child victims like Esak for his sick desires. How these discoveries had led to the ultimate conflict between fathers and sons, the release of the Exaltation Ruberic, the deaths of the Justice League, the isolation of the Fourth World, and the Vegan celebration of their freedom in the Genesian Spring. And now, the occupation of Apokolips is the first step in the reclamation of Highfather’s fallen glory… unless Dreamer can imagine a way to stop it!
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  3. Another great episode with a lot of creative stuff! Always impressed with the imagination of this community.

    Hawk and Dove is a series I love and I liked both your new takes on the property. I do wish Sterling Gates had a chance to flesh out his take (where there were other bird avatars – Kestrel of course, but Osprey and Peregrine).

    Harbinger of Doom #1 (of 8)
    Writer Tom King
    Artist Mitch Gerads

    She was Harbinger, a reluctant hero, saved from tragedy by an alien who then set her up to witness universal destruction and the death of almost everyone she came in contact with. After the Crisis, the heroes only vaguely remember that cataclysm. But they do know that Harbinger always preceded death and stay clear from her. Alone, lost in her thoughts, and reliving the literal death of worlds, Harbinger has to decide what she is. Is she the angel of death? Or a survivor.

    Harbinger #1 (ongoing)
    Writer Sterling Gates
    Artist Pere Perez

    Having come through her psychological trauma and realizing that she can be seen as an omen of good, Harbinger begins her quest to be a hero again. There are new lessons to be learned and new friends to make. But what are these visions she is starting to have? Is another Crisis looming? And is she once again the Harbinger of Doom?

    Thanks for humoring me!

  4. A team of high school kids with color-themed names? Tim is absolutely trying to sneak Raven into his Halo book, and I approve. (Young Raven without continuity baggage from late teens original Raven is a concept that has never really made it into mainline comics but should.)

  5. THE BLUE BEETLE #8
    written by RAVEN GREGORY
    art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
    cover by ROBERT HACK
    In a “lost” tale from the early 20th Century, U.S. Air Force Colonel Adolfito Harrigan was lost in Colombia during a partisan clash while trying to recover his estranged wife and daughter, whose family was being extorted by Nazis seeking access to their platinum mines. Over a decade later, Harrigan’s son Hermenegildo, better known as “Hop,” was himself lured into a trap while investigating his family history. The reformed allied spy Lola Perez, briefly an enemy of Mighty Samson, has requested help from the United States. As she infiltrates the black market in hopes of reuniting with the brother she never knew, salvation seems to come in the form of Dan Garret. When the Golden Age Blue Beetle falters in unfamiliar territory, a previously unknown temporary successor will have to navigate a path to Panama…
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    BLUE DEVIL #8
    written by ELLIOTT SERRANO
    art by KEVIN SHARPE
    cover by PHIL CHO
    Indicted and forcibly removed from a studio certainly headed for a fire sale, all Jock Verner wants it to collect the insurance money on his personal stake in the Blue Devil picture and skip out of the country. All Heat Wave has to do for a piece is to burn down the House of Mystery, with a little push from Baron Winters. What neither knows is that Captain Cold has taken up residence on Santi’s sofa, the not-so-Grim Ghost is haunting the second floor, a mildly infernal Annabeth Chamberlain is in the bedroom, and a flayed Dan Cassidy is on his way down from the attic…
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    BLACK ORCHID #8
    written by KAMI GARCIA
    art & cover by ROBERT WILSON IV
    For as long as Sugar Plumm has possessed the abilities of the Orchid, she has exploited them to serve her own selfish ends. The strain of abiding by United Broadcasting President Samuel Tanner’s sensationalized heroic dictates has worn her down, and she doesn’t care about the consequences of walking. Spike has already had a lifetime’s worth of Sugar’s demands, so when Alba Garcia shows up at his doorstep in pursuit of the Orchid, he’s ready to turn. Meanwhile, escaped A.C.E. detainee Hyathis has made her way to Metropolis. Sensing the Orchid’s presence, she sees an agent to help pursue the Oblivion Stone that could easily fall under her sway. Where others might view the High Panala of the planet Alstair as the paramount threat, Tanner sees opportunity, and resorts to his own Blackrock to seize it! All roads lead to Black Orchid in this final confrontation!
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    LYLA MICHAELS: THE HARBINGER #1
    written by MAGDALENE VISAGGIO
    art and cover by EDUARDO PANSICA
    Orphaned and adrift in the Atlantic Ocean, young Lyle was rescued and raised by Mar Novu, the ancient alien Monitor. Groomed to help him maintain the multiverse, Lyla was bestowed extraordinary abilities to maneuver across time, space, and dimensions, including the power to divide herself infinitely as The Harbinger. After the Monitor was killed by his evil brother through a corrupted Lyla duplicate, and the multiverse collapsed into only two prime realities, a diminished Harbinger lost her sense of purpose.
    When the Futuresmiths attempted to alter history through the YES! virus impregnated within Cir-El, a fabricated Supergirl, their machinations left a crack in space-time that only Lyla could detect. In a pocket universe where the last remnants of the old multiverse yet lived, Superboy-Prime exploited this rift, leading to the re-engagement of the seemingly Infinite Crisis across all time and space. The energies unleashed restored much of the extraordinary power Lyla had lost in the wake of Monitor’s incorporation of the Wildstorm and Milestone parallel universes into a new Prime Earth.

    As the guardian of a renewed multiverse, Harbinger has faced numerous challenges, including run-ins with Apokolips (thanks in part to a tumultuous relationship with Powerboy,) the reality-altering Dark Angel, the death-dealing Silver Banshee, a Bizarro duplicate, the murderous militant Superwoman, the Worldkiller known as Reign, and the Cyborg Superman; plus stints in the Red Lantern Corps and 30th Century Legion of Super-Heroes.

    Now, it is Mobius the Anti-Monitor whose light has been extinguished, as the entire Antimatter universe has been eradicated. While Alpheus the World Forger mourns both his brother and the compromising of his greatest creation, their mother Perpetua rallies against what she perceives to be a move to end her own existence. Forces are at play that could alter or destroy the work of the Monitor, and in this moment of ultimate crisis, Lyla Michaels stands as the Harbinger of either its salvation or its doom…
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    NIGHTWING OVER METROPOLIS #80
    written by GEOFF JOHNS
    art & cover by V KEN MARION
    variant cover by LARRY STROMAN
    Following the death in custody of an unarmed, nonviolent suspect in Suicide Slum, public scrutiny of the case is escalating tensions within the city. When a grand jury acquits the offers involved, activist Summer Day arrives in town to press for a more thorough accounting. Day whips up a firestorm of additional controversy through her pathological hatred of police and white savior complex. As an ex-cop, Dick’s loyalties are tested between his deference to authority and his detective’s sense that something is very wrong with the scenario his brethren have laid out. When the Hyena looks to spill red blood all over the thin blue line, will Nightwing stand in her path, and should he? Plus, Flamebird’s secret collection of DNA samples from the greater Batman family has finally yielded a positive match with Mirage’s daughter, and the consequences of this revelation will be far reaching.
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    TIGRESS #7
    written by TED NAIFEH
    art by FERNANDO BLANCO
    cover by LAURENT LIBESSART
    SOCIETY OF SHADOWS: THE PLAGUE TIE-IN! In the absence of Donna Selina, maintaining operations fell upon her chief lieutenant Helena Bertinelli. As suspicions rise around her presence and standing, it seems safer for her to return to missions than to remain among the mafiosos. Appearances can be deceiving, as White Canary’s party traded their freedom for Poison Ivy’s, requiring the rescuers to be rescued from the dark heart of “Arcane” Asylum. Barbara Gordon returns to her roots as Oracle for Amanda Waller to gather and motivate a squad of hardened meta-criminals into a fighting unit under the former Huntress’ command. Snake Girl, Brute of the New Extremists, Hardsell of Black Ops, Central City’s Curtis “Hot Shot” Heller, and the modern age Juggler form a dirty half-dozen as Tigress’ Hellhunters!
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    WONDER GIRL #774
    written by JOSIE CAMPBELL
    art & cover by GARDENIO LIMA
    Hippolyta variant cover by DON KRAMER
    “ALL GODS CHILDREN” PRELUDE! When the goddesses created Paradise Island, to insure that every Amazonian life was held as precious and inviolate, it was forbidden for anyone to enter, leave, or conceive. None could be added to the population, nor subtracted. Since Hippolyta perished in The Imperiex War, her children have had to face revelations held secret for centuries, marked in part by their very existence. Hippolyta broke the pact when she lay with Zeus to conceive Jason, as when Myrina the Black discovered the act and took Darkseid as her lover, though the product of both unions were exiled from Themyscira. Later, when Diana was sculpted from clay and given immaculate life by the Gods, a covetous Philippus similarly crafted Nubia, who was stolen away by one of her patrons: Ares. However, Diana remained, and because she was imbued with the lost soul of Hippolyta’s firstborn in a previous incarnation, her existence tipped the scales. Donna was only allowed to be rescued and raised by the Amazons because of the invalidated pact, and unlike the children born to the Amazons after Diana’s creation, she was the first Themysciran adopted as a total alien. Because of this, and her adoption as daughter and sister of the departed royalty, the Bana-Mighdall have petitioned for Donna to assume the crown, and represent them as more than second-class citizens on the island…
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    WONDER GIRL #775
    written by JOSIE CAMPBELL
    art & cover by UKO SMITH
    Hercules Unbound variant cover by CHAZ TRUOG
    “ALL GODS CHILDREN” BEGINS! The existence of Hippolyta’s bastard eldest child Jason was uncovered following the murder of his half-brother and mentor, Heracles, by Grail and Darkseid. Joined by Achilles Warkiller and dubbed The Argonaut, Jason has returned with a fleet in tow. As the only blood child of the departed Queen, Jason demands both her crown and citizenship for the male offspring of the Amazons that he’s recovered from the likes of Hephaestus. However Nu’bia, now Goddess of War following the death of Ares, arrives with her own forces and claim of succession. The Fury Helena Kosmatos hasn’t argued for any stake, but is courted by the immortal Amazons, who have themselves been divided by the various claimants. Dolphin, Animal Man and Congorilla petition Donna for access to the Purple Healing Ray to save their felled fellow Forgotten Heroes. Finally, Artemis joins the dispute with the former Wonder Girl, Cassie Sandsmark, daughter of Zeus. The pair have been duped by Circe and Ares’ daughter Lyta, on a quest for their own Grail…
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  6. As usual, I learned a lot from your ideas on where to take characters whether they play a big or small role in the history of DC.
    My favorite of these books was Tim Price’s series starring Hawkman and his incredible Absorbiscon. This is an idea that seems too big for a comic. I understand why Uncle Sam, who embodies American ideals, would attack a ‘hero’ who is antithetical to so many of them — things like testifying against yourself, warrentless intrusions into private business, making thought (not actions) criminal.
    Every hero that shares this Hawkman’s world is going to have to take a stand on this issue. So, this needs to be a crossover event that involves everyone in the shared world.
    Will his actions cause all aliens to be excluded from crime fighting? Will this set off a Marvel style persecution of mutant powers? He says it is tech, but we can’t build it. Maybe he’s a mind reader or psychic powers are needed to use the tech. Will the courts allow his evidence or free every one because his special knowledge taints any other evidence he or the police find?
    I might actually buy tie-ins as well as the event title to find out how my favorites react to the event (not all of them,of course. I’m a senior citizen on a fixed income).
    That was a very big idea.
    Thanks for bringing Tim into your podcast.

  7. ATOMIC KNIGHTS #10
    written by CHUCK DIXON
    art by GRAHAM NOLAN
    cover by BOBBY KRO
    Under the command of Lt. Col. Kirk, the Atomic Knights patrol with the zombie Creature Commando Gunner MacKay, the G.I. Robot “Sarge”, and the Cy-9 unit P.O.O.C.H. All is quiet in Moldova, following the execution of Baron Bedlam, and the halting of the Final Reich’s push by Stormwatch West. Markovia is brokering an armistice, and the Baronry Conflict may be nearing its end. Too bad nobody told SKULL…
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    BEAST BOY & CHANGELING #7
    Written By BRIAN LYNCH
    art by PEDRO DELGADO / ALEX GARCIA
    main cover by TONY DANIEL
    flip cover by PAUL PELLETIER
    The Beast Buddies Djinn and Crush have manged to recover Rainmaker & Grunge, but Vixen’s presence may have led Tau Manitoba to fully embrace his bloody heritage as cub of The Lion of Hell. Gar’s goal of rescuing the Ravagers is seriously hindered by Terra joining them in “The Reaping” of the African continent. The Directors of Project N.O.W.H.E.R.E. continue to hold the upper hand, as Duplicate Boi is joined by his Regulators of Lallor in more than holding their own against Firebrand and Stormwatch Central. As things spiral out of control, Beast Boy finally reaches out to his adoptive father, but is he in too deep for even the considerable resources of Steve Dayton?
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    BROTHER POWER #8
    written by REGINALD HUDLIN
    art and cover by BART SEARS
    With Crazy Quilt rent stem to stern, Deshaun Coulter captive, and the heroes of Earth 10 scattered across Gemworld, everything appears to be going Deimos’ way. However, with Paul Dekker dead and dismembered, the sorcerer’s multiversal plot is dependent on the restoration of Brother Power’s other-dimensional abilities. Only “Human Bomb” Dave Mathis is free to stand with Deshaun upon the stormy peaks of Garnet, and when his secret ties to this place are revealed, the results will be explosive!
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    CATWOMAN: QUEEN OF GOTHAM #31
    written by ERICA SCHULTZ
    art by GENE GONZALES
    cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
    Variant Cover by TED NAIFEH
    card stock variant cover by EVAN SHANER
    SOCIETY OF SHADOWS: THE PLAGUE TIE-IN Poison Ivy has managed to temporarily reverse the effects of Vertisol on Donna Selina, perhaps only buying her enough time to avenge her own murder? While Ivy could isolated the botanical component, the mystical element is outside her skill set. Perhaps the techno-voodoo of Houngan may help, but he’s currently in service to Anton Arcane. Plus, the League of Assassins are still pursuing their agenda, and the destruction of the Gotham mafia is on it. The Catwoman will have to marshal all the forces remaining at her disposal to push back against this tide of murder and monstrosity…
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    CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #7
    written by JON RIVERA
    art by BARNABY BAGENDA and ROMULO FAJARDO JR.
    cover by LEE BERMEJO
    Jimmy Olsen variant cover by GENE GONZALES
    Now more than ever, the Challengers are living on borrowed time. Ravaged by Vertisol, framed for murders, wanted by authorities– their very survival is in question. Christopher Chance had the least and latest exposure, so coupled with his exceptional physique, he’s the last man standing among the team. When Cave Carson’s fellow forgotten heroes reach out with a sliver of hope, it’s up to the Human Target to navigate his fallen fellows through this obstacle course on the off-chance they can reach a hidden island paradise for a cure.
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    THE LORDS OF ORDER & CHAOS #5
    written by RAM V
    art by AHMED RAAFAT
    cover by TOM DERENICK
    When the mystical Starheart restored Alan Scott’s youth, his still-elderly bride Molly Mayne had no idea that it had also granted the wish of a young woman to take her place as both Harlequin and, potentially, as Alan’s lover. What she didn’t know was that the confusion and heartbreak served an ulterior purpose, to conceal the Starheart’s escaping Alan Scott’s body to assume a human form based on an exaggerated version of Alan. It’s signature was always manifesting wishes, so what better a revised incarnation than the form of a Faustian devil, namely Neron? The Starheart couldn’t take its master’s soul for itself, but it could manipulate one from his mistress. Khalid knew, which is why he accepted Molly’s company, and with the Helm of Nabu can now begin a final reckoning for his predecessor.
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  8. ATARI FORCE #10
    written by SCOTT SNYDER
    art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
    card stock foil cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
    1:25 variant cover by ANTHONY DARR
    1:100 black and white variant cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
    A DC Comics/Dynamite Entertainment co-production! Flying unaided between worlds, the Yar reach the Qotile enemy camp on Epp. Can they devour the cosmic cells in their enemies’ energy shield quickly enough to expose the camp to their Zorlon cannon, or will they all perish in a Swirl? Having discovered the Omegan Harpis captive on-site, can Comet get them both back to Planet III before either fate seals their own? Overwhelmed by an army of otherworldly World War II-era supervillains produced by Graves’ completed urn, Arisia, Hardtack, and Rushertom flee through the huge, intricate pipes beneath the Haunted House. There they run into a knowledgeable plumber named Luigi, who is himself evading killer turtles, giant crabs, and fighter flies in search of his missing brother.
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    CONQUEST OF THE BARON EARTH #9
    written by PETER J. TOMASI
    art by SERGIO DAVILA
    cover by BARRY KITSON
    King Brion’s fatal solution to the Baron Bedlam situation makes him a global hero, but Black Lightning knows that it was all for show. With the capture of Halo, he hopes to reconnect with an ally who will help him stop Geo-Force, only to learn that she is his willing soldier– preferring the Markovian option over a declining U.S. and ascendant China. Utterly disillusioned, Jefferson Pierce books the next plane back to the States.
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    DART & THE GRIFTER #5
    written by AMRUTA PATIL
    art by DAVID LAFUENTE
    cover by GERMÁN GARCÍA
    card stock variant cover by DAVE GROTE JR.
    C.A.T.-7 could not have anticipated ending up facing down Basilisk in Paraguay, the one country that still employs World War II-era tanks. Even a terrifically battered, nearly century old M3 Stuart can intimidate lightly armed insurgents, but Grifter is less than impressed to find himself sliding into one as the only barrier between himself and Regulus. Enemy supertanks and spaceships encircle the team in the “Battlezone,” but if Cash can’t stop them, who will? With missiles trained on this lowly, haunted tank, could salvation arrive in the form of a ghostly Confederate General on horseback? Meanwhile, Dart attempts to convince Spy Smasher that Cham’s ability to analyze lifeforms for replication will be essential in detecting the influence of the Dark Destroyer, but Armstrong is only concerned with enforcing anti-alien law.
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    MOURNINGSTAR #10
    written by DAVID BARNETT
    art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
    cover by MATTHEW CLARK
    Zandia’s prior association with the Hierarchy of International Vengeance and Eliminations laid the groundwork for the present influence of their successors, Holistic Integration for Viral Equality. A secular rival to the Church of Brother Blood, the techno-cult has found favor with Lady Zand, who seeks release from the superstitions of the past, and a path to absolute power unrestricted by Brother Blood. Dawnstar concurs, but resistance comes from the H.I.V.E. Queen herself. Given her discomfort over Azrael’s parentage and past conflicts with the Man of Steel, she would prefer to simply enslave Azrael with her Techno-Plasmic Waste. Meanwhile, Ulu Vakk makes the mistake of visiting the captive Ryak, whose awareness of the Legion’s toying with the continuum means that everything “Color Kid” thought he knew of his life is a lie…
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    SECOND EARTH: THE LAST CRUSADE TPB (NEW PRINTING)
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  9. Great episode! I have to admit you guys had me at Lady Cop and Hercules Unbound! I also enjoyed that Young Diana story so would enjoy the Hawkgirl suggestion. I think my favorite title out of these would be Tim’s idea for Harbinger. Good stuff.

  10. Even though I have not been commenting, I have been listening and I am consistently amazed at the depth of creativity of story ideas from Siskoid and his guests! This is such a wonderful exploration of all these characters! More Pooch!

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