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Below are the 2 most recent journal entries recorded in the "Daily Scans" journal:
Sam Lane: To Death and Back|
With Sam Lane showing up in the Superman books again, I thought I'd post how he apparently died and when he first came back.
Tags: char: black lightning/jefferson pierce, char: lex luthor, char: lois lane, char: sam lane, char: sgt. rock, char: superman/clark kent, creator: andy lanning, creator: dan abnett, creator: joe kelly, creator: john byrne, creator: kano, event: our worlds at war, publisher: dc comics, title: action comics
When Wondy was Awesome, part 13 (Amazon Queen)|
Back in the summer of 2001, DC kicked off one of their many epic, universe-spanning Crossover Events with an issue of SUPERMAN in which Pluto goes missing. Yes, Pluto, the
planet astral body. This Crossover Event was "Our Worlds at War," and it was not particularly well-received by fandom. Which makes sense; the plot was needlessly byzantine and, as ever, there was a lot of c-list fodder happening, particularly with women, surprise surprise. I find it fairly mediocre standard crossover fare myself, but '01 was quite a while before ICk and Shamazons, so I don't know if that's just a calibration issue and maybe it was pretty bad for the time.
But I will say this for it: despite being, ostensibly, Superman's crossover (his badguys, mostly his book, his long-term plot threads), the impact on and contribution from Diana and her corner of the DCU was significant, which is something you don't usually see - major impact on Diana's obviously not unheard of, but contribution in proportion to that impact is much rarer and worthy of note and approbation - and it had one of the greater Wondy moments on record, which is what we'll be looking at today.
Next time: The League is imperialist and Diana pretty much singlehandedly justifies every statement Clark or Bruce have ever made about hating magic.
Tags: char: darkseid, char: hippolyta of themyscira, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: phil jimenez, event: our worlds at war, group: justice league of america, series: when wondy was awesome, series: world of wondy