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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Linkage and Wes Dodds Abuse:

Over at Zamaron, I've posted an examination of Warrior 42, from a feminist perspective. So if you're interested, go read!

(That's the one where Guy is turned into a chick, by the way.)

Anyway, as my connection's been flaking out all night, I'm not going to chance a longer essay. Instead I'm going to join in one of my favorite hobbies:

Wesley Dodds abuse!

Now I don't actually have the issue in which Wesley Dodds actually puts himself under hypnosis to forget his guilt over Sandy (ya know, as opposed to helping him), so maybe this makes sense in context, but...

From a flashback in DC Comics Presents 47:



Okay, now, is it just me, or does it seem like a really dumb idea to get hypnotized to forget all about the Sandman when you're wearing the costume?!

It just seems like trouble waiting to happen.

Wes, darling, if you're going to hypnotize yourself into forgetting you're a superhero, change into civvies first!

Idiot.

8 Comments:

  • At July 26, 2006 2:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So,what are some of the time-honored rules concerning Comic Book Hypno-Powers?

     
  • At July 26, 2006 5:24 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Don't get hypnosis from a supervillain. This happens a lot. Check their closets for silly costumes and/or dead underlings.

    Try to make sure you have no pressing responsibilities before you hypnotize yourself. This includes the End of the World or sidekicks who are rock monsters.

    Oh and don't wear your costume when you're being hypnotized. The last thing you need is to go out in costume, sans mask and have everyone and their neighbor shriek "OMG! Bruce Wayne is Batman!" or something like that.

    Make sure there are no ninja waiting for you to come out all amnesiac and sitting duck like.

     
  • At July 26, 2006 10:27 PM, Anonymous Chawunky said…

    As a corollary to Kalinara's second rule, make sure there are no long-lost relatives, or old friends/sidekicks, or allies who knew your double I.D. but weren't in on your plan, who might show up out of nowhere and say things like "Danielle? It's me, Toshiro! Y'know, your partner, Ultrasurge! What's HAPPENED to you?!"

     
  • At July 26, 2006 10:48 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Heh, good one!

     
  • At July 27, 2006 1:00 AM, Anonymous Dan Coyle said…

    In Showcase Presents: Green Arrow Vol. 1, there's a bizarre Bob Haney/Neal Adams story where a psychiatrist discovers GA and Batman's secret IDs, and at the end of the story plans to hypnotize himself to forget, as a courtesy. Isn't that nice?

     
  • At July 27, 2006 10:28 AM, Anonymous Ununnilium said…

    Which reminds me of the Elongated Man/Green Lantern team-up where, at the end, Ralph had Hal remove the memory of the latter's secret identity because he wanted to figure it out for himself.

     
  • At July 27, 2006 2:02 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    dan: That was nice of him. Wish he'd come back evil. :-) That'd be fun.

    ununnilium: Aww, Ralph is adorable!

     
  • At July 27, 2006 6:02 PM, Anonymous Chawunky said…

    Likewise. (-:

    I may have to check and see of the name "Ultrasurge" is taken...it's as least as likely to be a detergent as a superhero.

     

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