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Thursday, May 17, 2007

No post today...

I have no blogpost today. None. On the plus side, for once I actually was able to buy my comics on a Wednesday. Which gave me the chance to read JLA wherein I had the following reaction:

KARA! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!

ew!

EW!

EWW!

EWW!

EEEW!

...that's actually kind of hot...

Okay, Meltzer, I admit it. That shocked me. I spent the next fifteen minutes alternating "OMG!" "WTF!" and silent boggling as a reaction.

I still can't decide whether I'm completely revolted or I have a brand new couple to cheer for. Well-played, old man, well played.

On the downside, I'd forgotten to put Countdown on my pull list and my store actually RAN OUT! That's so unfair! How dare my comic store actually SELL comics that I want to buy but hadn't remembered to tell them I wanted to buy? Hmph!

Darn them for letting their job as comic book sellers get in the way of my convenience! Darn them to heck!!!

At least I remembered to add it this time. Next week I will not be thwarted!

12 Comments:

  • At May 17, 2007 9:54 AM, Blogger Ragtime said…

    Actually, my take-away from the issue was that I was pretty grossed out by Roy using his "Dad's" "pretty-bird" pick-up-line.

    As to Karen, yeah, exactly, but I kind of went one step further with that, though.

    Since we know that the force- of- love- that- runs- throughout- history should eventually bring together the ancient lovers, I kind of read that scene and imagined that it would be the two "tail chasers" who would end up together, which also gave me a "NO WAY . . . well, maybe . . ." kind of vibe.

     
  • At May 17, 2007 11:25 AM, Blogger Toriach said…

    I've got to admit that I dig the idea. First of all it makes sense. I honestly can't picture Kara being with someone who she sees as anything less than her equal. Sadly it seems like the affair ended already on Thanagar. To be honest I don't see Roy and Kara as a possibility. She'd break him in half.

    Peace
    And
    Long
    Life

    Toriach
    (Where's the love? It's at Geek Love.)

     
  • At May 17, 2007 11:26 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Heh, I had about the same reaction. Katar and Peej? The mind boggles...and yet!

    I'm not too sure about Roy and Kendra. She seems to have this habit of flirting merely to get Katar riled up. She pulled the same thing with Sandy after all.

     
  • At May 17, 2007 11:28 AM, Blogger David C said…

    I was kind of impressed by the out-of-left-field nature of Kara/Hawkman (btw, Kara was on Thanagar for 6 months? Was that shown anywhere other than in this comic?)

    Meltzer's characterizations can be fun, but are rarely surprising. I was thinking "Oh, OK, yeah, I get it. It's a [Blank] Arrow and Pretty Bird, the Next Generation deal. Yawn, whatever."

    And then... "Power Girl and Hawkman? Huh...."

     
  • At May 17, 2007 12:05 PM, Blogger Mallet said…

    I'd like to help you with countdown but we sold out also!

     
  • At May 17, 2007 2:26 PM, Blogger Ragtime said…

    To be honest I don't see Roy and Kara as a possibility. She'd break him in half.

    I don't know, Roy and Grace Choi were an item for a while in Outsiders, and Grace catches airplanes.

    http://community.livejournal.com/scans_daily/2819191.html#cutid7

    I'm a big fan of inter-power-level romances.

     
  • At May 17, 2007 3:27 PM, Blogger Toriach said…

    Ragtime,

    Yeah, but in a lot of ways I think Kara is even more intense than Grace. Plus Grace and Roy's thing was more casual. I doubt that Kara is looking to be another notch on Speedy's Bow. And if they did hook up the first time he went stepping because he couldn't keep lil' Roy under control I figure she'd break him in half literally.

     
  • At May 17, 2007 4:16 PM, Blogger Flidget said…

    I don't care, I'm still holding out for Karen/Brainiac 5 here. I have hope!

     
  • At May 17, 2007 4:35 PM, Blogger Ragtime said…

    I assumed that Roy would take comfort in the fact that Ollie still has functioning ear drums.

     
  • At May 17, 2007 4:47 PM, Blogger Angel with a crooked halo said…

    Fun blog! Not sure about the PG/Hawkman kiss- not ewwww like Michael and Lisa Marie- but come on!! My favorite line: "Nice retort- that from what the third season of Mamas Family?!!!!

     
  • At May 17, 2007 9:47 PM, Anonymous Justin said…

    Ha, my reaction to that scene was kind of both "you're too good for him Karen!" and "Whooo, go for it you two!" at the same time. 'Course, I like Hawkman and like to make fun of him at the same time.

    I never cease to be amused by the Red Arrow/Hawkgirl stuff. I adore Kendra, and as for Roy, I never read him (although I knew his story) before Meltzer's run and I've grown to really like him. Although a Karen/Roy couple could be fun too... Argh, I'm just too easy with couples, I'll like almost any and every one, at the same time even!

    Toriach, is Roy really a playboy type? In what I've read of him(only this series) I havn't gotten that impression. He seems like he's grown more responsible, what with the Lian and all.

     
  • At May 18, 2007 12:48 AM, Blogger Toriach said…

    Justin,

    As a father and hero Roy has indeed gotten very responsible, but he definitely is a player. Allow me to quote from an issue of Outsiders,

    Nightwing(Dick Grayson): Is there anyone you won't sleep with?

    Arsenal(Roy Harper):You mean among a pool of women with bodies like olympians? No.

    This question was prompted by Dick finding out that Huntress and Roy had slept together.

    So the boy definitely gets around. It would be nice to see him find someone and certainly with Kendra things would never be boring.

     

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