Have a drink. It might help that mortis attitude of yours.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Who’s That Girl?

I’m not sure if you guys remember or not but at the end of my “I’ve Got A Theory” post I said, “All I’m saying is if Countdown turns out to be a heroclix game between Darkseid and Mister Mxyzptlk I’m done.” Well, right in the opening pages of the series we got this:

Am I done? Of course not. Who was I kidding? There were a couple things that struck me about the board: Killer Croc and Sleez of course. However, the thing that really got me was this:

A red head wearing a long jacket and a scarf? Right smack dab in the middle of the board no less. I have no idea who that girl is…but I’ve got a theory. In fact it was kind of staring me in the face the whole time. Look at the cover for the first issue of Booster Gold, which we know will have major resonance for Countdown.

Now, on the Eight of Diamonds you will see a red head with a very similar hair cut but sporting a very different outfit. That woman is none other than Trixie Collins, Booster’s one time assistant and bearer of the Goldstar mantle. Eventually, Trixie would pass the suit over to Michelle Carter, Booster’s sister, and leave his employment. Since that time, Trixie has been seen managing Metropolis’ nightclubs but for the most part stayed off the superhero radar. However, with the ripples of Countdown affecting even the most minor of characters, with Booster taken a front and center role, it is not inconceivable that Trixie will play an important part as things unfold.

I for one am all for it. I mean just look at this chutzpah.

What do you think?

Monday, May 14, 2007

Marvel Mondays: The Many Philosophies of Jack Monroe

The early 90’s were a time of great change: The Cold War ended, the country went from being led by a red to a blue, and Too Legit To Quit went triple platinum. In the midst of all this confusion one man stepped into the light, a man searching for meaning in his own life. That man was Jack Monroe, better known as Nomad. The former Bucky had hung up his blue spandex for a popped collar and a shotgun. He was on a quest; one could say a philosophical search, and in this search he tried a little bit of everything.

Nomad the Nominalist

William of Ockham, armed with his razor of rhetoric, believed that the simplest solution or answer was always the best. Nomad tried to live the simple

It just didn’t stick

Nomad the Epicurean

Greek philosopher, Epicurus, believed that good life was obtained by enjoying moderate pleasures and cultivating friendships. Nomad was good with the moderate pleasures.

But not the friendships.

Captain America doesn’t look too happy about the shot to the no-no place.

Nomad the Taoist

With Western philosophy and tried his hand at a more Eastern thought. Lao Tzu wrote, “Tao is empty/yet it fills every vessel with endless supply/Tao is hidden/yet it shines in every corner of the universe.”

It kind of blew his mind.

Nomad the Hedonist

This philosophical ideal believes that one should act in a way that causes the most pleasure with the least pain. Unfortunately for Nomad...

These two concepts were mutually exclusive, at least he has manners about it though.

And so his search continued.

Armed with a ninja suit and a baby he might just find it.