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A Brief Rant on Cry For Justice #2

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Aug. 6th, 2009 | 11:58 pm

I flipped through this one in the store. Curiosity won out over better judgment. And damn me if I wasn't disappointed by the end of the very first page.







*face palms*

I'm far from alone in being annoyed by this. Heck, no less a personage than Gail Simone herself has explained in detail why a Lady Blackhawk/Huntress threesome WOULD NOT HAPPEN.

I mention this only because I believe there are only three logical explanations for this... this... this page.

1. Judd Winick, not happy with having set the stage for Black Canary to be destroyed as a character, has kidnapped James Robinson and - unbeknown to anyone - been ghostwriting James Robinson's work, in an effort to stay relevant and to destroy the rest of The Birds of Prey.

2. Hal's mind has been taken over by Hector Hammond again and this is Ollie's way of testing to see who is in the driver's seat by seeing if Hal agrees to a truly outlandish statement.

3. Ollie, being Ollie, is just yanking Hal's chain and Hal, being Hal, is refusing to admit that the rumors aren't true.

I'm inclined to believe it's #3 because... Ollie heard it from Dinah? Seriously? I find that more unbelievable than the idea of a Lady Blackhawk/Huntress/Hal Jordan threesome, for three good reasons.

1. A Kiss and Tell guy like Hal Jordan is going to keep quiet about pulling off a feat like that and not tell everyone himself?

2. Ollie isn't going to be the first one he brags to?

(Read the Secret Six #12 preview before reading this next line. It will be funnier that way.)

3. Dinah hears about Hal apparently getting two of her closest friends drunk and taking advantage and her reaction isn't to give Ragdoll and Deadshot company in the Soprano choir that Wonder Woman is forming?

It's bad characterization for Hal (who had a girlfriend, last I checked) and Ollie, even ignoring the sexism and cheapening of two of the DCU's cooler heroines.



Curiosity won't overwhelm me again.

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The real Joon

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from: innerbrat
date: Aug. 7th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
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Quite honestly, the only scenario I can even come close to believe in is one in which the bottle of grappa was being used as the fuel for a drinking competition, in which Hal just scrapped a win (and therefore 'well played')

Helena, sadly, didn't last five minutes against those two.

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Looking To The Stars

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from: looking2dastars
date: Aug. 7th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I had another likely scenario come to mind. I'm debating trying to write a script out for it.

The short version is that the next day began with Hal waking up in a hotel room, with two sheets of paper on the pillow that read like so.

Sorry we couldn't stick around, Highball. You were great last night and it was fun, but we've got to fly. We left you a little something to remember us by - our bar tab. Kisses! H and Z

It would explain everything.

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Looking To The Stars

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from: looking2dastars
date: Aug. 7th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
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And just to clarify, no, I don't think they actually WOULD do it. But they'd sure joke around about it if it were that obvious Hal was trying to talk them into a three-way and then passed out in a drunken stupor before they did. :)

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from: jlbarnett
date: Aug. 9th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
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Hal isn't a kiss and tell kind of guy. Hell, a threesome is pretty OOC for him too. He's often been looking for a girl he can marry. He's certainly a ball or hormones, but everything I've seen says he keeps them reigned in.

Maybe Robinson and Simone just don't talk.

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Looking To The Stars

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from: looking2dastars
date: Aug. 10th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
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Hal isn't a kiss and tell kind of guy. Hell, a threesome is pretty OOC for him too. He's often been looking for a girl he can marry.

Depends on who is writing him, I think. Under Johns, he was definitely a ladies man until he hooked up with Cowgirl, who he was still boyfriend/girlfriend with last I checked. Before that, Mark Waid definitely portayed Hal as being very James Bond in how he handled most beautiful women. It was a running gag in The Brave and the Bold that Hal had a new girlfriend in every issue. Hell, Hal was the one who handled booking the strippers for Ollie's bachelor party...

He's certainly a ball or hormones, but everything I've seen says he keeps them reigned in.

And everything I've seen says that Hal is every bit the player everybody seems to think Ollie is. But that may depend on the writer.

Maybe Robinson and Simone just don't talk.

Everything Simone said seems to suggest that. Of course, this sort of thing USED to be handled by editors...

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