Saturday, August 27, 2005
Geez, man! When's Keith Giffen's DC work gonna catch a break?! After reading Detective Comics #810, you have to wonder if DC is playing "Scorched Earth" when it comes to Giffen.
In the space one year, numerous characters he helped gain prominence within The DCU have been killed off.
Rocket Red 7.
Heck, even Mr. Miracle's former sidekick, Shiloh Norman is getting in on the act replacing Scott Free as Mr. Miracle in the SEVEN SOLDIERS: MR. MIRACLE mini-series.
After having four of "your" characters killed within a year's time, what more could happen?
In 2000's Suicide Squad #1, Giffen killed off an All-New Suicide Squad, one comprised of former villains, The Cluemaster, Big Sir, Major Disaster, Multi-Man and Clock King. Villains, who in the pages of "Justice League" Giffen decided to have go "legit" following years of getting their butts handed to them by the superhero set. So, what better way to prove your good intent than by petitioning to join The Justice League. It didn't go so well. They were soon assigned to The JLA's Antarctica branch. Before they showed up, there wasn't an Antarctica branch.
Well, somehow the government got to them and "KABLOOEY!" Five dead villains.
2005. Make that four.