No DOOM, only SIN (part 1)
Sorta continuing my previous posts of cute kids from the DCU.
I like Sin and thought there was a lot of potential in her and Dinah's relationship. I definitely hate what happened to her and the apparent reasons why. I thought I would go through Sin's brief appearance (12 issues in all) and subsequent disappearance. Warning: this post contains an amazing amount of Dinah being awesome and badass.
From issues #92-#95 of Birds of Prey (collected in TPB Vol 5: Perfect Pitch) There are a lot of scans here, but I don't go over the 7 page rule for any issue.
Once upon a time, Dinah became Lady Shiva's apprentice, and the two agreed to trade places. Shiva would help out the Birds of Prey, while Dinah went to somewhere in Asia and was trained by the person who trained Shiva. Although I thought Shiva grew up in Detroit, but whatever. Dinah arrives somewhere in Southeast Asia, meets "Mother," and is named Tag.
There are a few panels of Dinah fighting back and kicking some ass, so don't think she was just ambushed and KO'd.
The next day (?) one of the guys at the village taunts Dinah, asking if shouldn't she be making his meals naked?
Mother is less than impressed.
So Dinah goes down to the water...
She being Shiva. Canary and Shiva discuss the terms of their agreement, and Canary says that if Shiva doesn't do one thing, then she automatically loses. What is this one thing? Well...
It's the Jade Canary y'all.
Hee Zinda. Anyways, back to the undisclosed location in Southeast Asia. Mother tells Dinah that a warlord's army is marching towards the village and when Dinah tries to get everyone to hide or fight, Mother says that they will do neither. The song she refers to is "Auld Lang Syne," which the villagers are playing on a piano.
But that doesn't mean she's not going to try.
She starts taking out the rear of the army convoy:
A few more pages of Dinah singlehandedly handing the army their asses.
I would argue that Batman DOESN'T turn the screams off. But that's another story.
Dinah speaks to Mother and says that she quits; she doesn't want to be Shiva. When Mother says that Sin will be trained as the next Shiva, Dinah kicks her ass and then phones Ollie, who is currently the mayor of Star City.
Next: amazing syrup, tough decisions, cyber-sex, and irony.