Sunday, February 26, 2006

Mystery Solved!

The identity of The Outsiders' newest member revealed...



SPOILERS!!!!!!!

Talk amongst yourselves.

(Thanks to Big Monkey Comics subscriber C. Mah for providing the insight.)

20 comments:

Michael said...

Why is she wearing the costume of Lightning Lad from the Legion? Maybe she's his ancestor or something. Who's that behind Katana?

Scipio said...

Michael, that's Thunder, Black Lightning's daughter. Behind Katana is, I believe, "Grace", some silly new character already in the Outsiders.

The reveal here is in the link; it's Captain Boomerang!

Now THAT surprises me...
nice one, DVS>

Amy said...

Let me reiterate that I am SO glad Thunder is giving up that Godawful wig.

I have no idea what kind of justification there could be for Captain Boomerang II joining the team, but I'll buy into it (if only for the awesomely awkward conversations between Wally and Dick that it's gonna produce).

Anonymous said...

In the latest issue of Outsiders (pre-One Year later) where they save Mary Marvel, the Outsiders save Captain Boomerang Jr. after the Society leaves him to die in the explosion. So, the obvious explanation is that its either a debt of gratitude /honor thing, or else they've got some sort of "Task Force X" vibe going on-but most of them are heroes and Task Force X is supposed to show up with Checkmate. My .02

chrisM

Blockade Boy said...

Forget Captain Boomerang the Second, I wanna talk about Thunder's hair some more! I didn't think the wig itself was Godawful -- it was lustrous, beautifully styled and a lovely shade of blonde. I agree, however, that it was an unfortunate choice for an African-American woman. And I'm all for natural hair. My only problem with how it looks on the cover? The length of it. I think it would look great shorter or longer, but I find that medium-length irksome. Retro-70's vibe? Bah! It's just not becoming on ANYBODY. Remember Shimmer's "Carol from the Bob Newhart Show" 'do when she first appeared in New Teen Titans?

Anonymous said...

i think Captain Boomerang II is perfectly germane to a discussion of the Outsiders' combined coiffeur. I mean here's whatcha got:

Metamorpho-bald
Nightwing-black and straight
Katana-black and straight
Thunder-black and big cotton candy
Grace-basically black with pony tail.

Capt. Boomerang II has RED-blond anime hair.

A new compelling clash with the rest of the team.

Hale of Angelthorne said...

"A new compelling clash with the rest of the team."

And, after all, it is so very important that one's superteam be color-coordinated.

Devon said...

BTW, has anyone noted that the guy up top looks more like Metamorpho than Shi(f)t?

Steven said...

if only for the awesomely awkward conversations between Wally and Dick that it's gonna produce

Wally and Dick? Try Tim and Owen!

"Your father killed my father!"

"Your father killed my father!"

"..."

"Hug?"

CalvinPitt said...

Actually, steven, I'd figure the next step Owen and Tim would take is to figure out a way to beath the holy hell out of Jean Loring, since she's the one that set it all up.

Might be kind of tricky since she's bonded with Eclipso, and the Shadowpact left her on an asteroid orbiting the sun, but Tim's clever, he'll figure something out.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind at all if they got rid of Shift and brought Metamorpho back into the Outsiders. He's always been one of the best weirdo DC heroes!

Remember all of the cool older Outsiders like Looker, Halo and Geo-Force? Everybody's forgotten them...

Steven said...

Calvin,

if there were a comic that featured nothing but Tim, Owen, and Ralph kicking the shit out Jean Loring for 22 pages...

(to steal a line from Scipio)

... I'd buy four copies.

Lis said...

HA! I knew it! I knew that was Owen from the first time I saw the Nightwing-only cover! It was the scarf...

I'm seriously jazzed, I dig the character.

Snoops said...

Wait-you mean that isn't Metamorpho?

Seriously?

adrian said...

Wait, you mean they killed off the original Captain Boomerang? Bastards! (Or rather: Bloody bikes!) I will only buy this comic if the new Captain Boomerang lives up to his family legacy and shoves all the annoying new Outisders into enemy gunfired because they make fun of his hair.

Anonymous said...

I don't see why they would make fun of his hair, he has much more of it then his Dad. Besides, technically his Dad is still "alive" in the future somewhere...Captain Boomerang II has more than a tangential relationship to the Flash lineage...

Franny said...

I do really like Owen, and I'm excited to see him. However...I am also on the "Waaaaaah, where's Roy?" fangirl wangst wagon. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

Looks like DC finally unveiled the Outsiders new 'secret member' today! Its officially Owen!

now if they can just change Thunder's hair so she doesn't look quite so much like she has a big dollop of black cotton candy on her head...

Scipio said...

"Remember all of the cool older Outsiders like Looker, Halo and Geo-Force?"

Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha! You're killing me!

Too mean!

Ariel said...

Has it been revealed who Owen's mother is?

I'm betting on Iris.