I bought Identity Crisis #3
out of morbid curiosity (I'd
heard that another long-time female character is killed off, and, sure
enough, one is) only to regret it. Well, I regret paying four
bucks for it and reading it. But at least it gives me plenty of
ammunition to fill up a blog entry. (And it should be obvious,
Anyway, on to the snark (and remember -- SPOILERS
I still don't understand why Sue's not dying from carbon monoxide
poisoning clears Dr. Light as a suspect. If Light raped Sue in
the past, isn't he capable of killing her however she was actually
killed? (Based on #1, it looks as though she was killed by
physical violence, something a rapist would surely be capable of.)
Why, when Dr. Light remembers the JLA piling on him all those years
ago, does his memory include Batman? I was thinking maybe Light
was remembering some other battle, but the panel in #3 is identical to
the one from #2 aside from the addition of Batman and the mood lighting:
|Remember: When hogpiling on a
|...be sure to leave a little room in
case Batman decides he wants to join in.
I'm assuming this will be an Important Plot Point, although I honestly
have no idea what it means. Light's memory has been distorted due
to the heroes' reprogramming? Or someone else (perhaps Phobia and
Dr. Moon) added that detail somehow? (I still think the image of
a half-dozen heroes piling on a lone villain is hilarious. Apparently
when Ollie says the JLA teaches you to fight, he means the JLA teaches
you to hogpile the bad guy with all your superhero buddies.)
I don't understand the dynamics of the fight with Deathstroke.
(Nerd nitpicking in 1..2..) Why couldn't GL use his power ring to
stop Deathstroke right away?
So Supes has selective super-hearing, huh?
Not sure what's going on with Captain Boomerang, or, as he's known in
this issue, Captain Red Herring.
God, I hate that cover. Why Michael Turner gets high-profile
assignments like this continues to baffle me. Look at Ollie's
right arm: It looks as though Ollie suddenly has Puck's dwarfism
on that side of his body:
|"Stay back, Slade, or the kid gets an
arrow in his chest!"
The sad part is I'll know I'll be checking out the next issue, if only
to see if **** ****** had just found out she was pregnant before she