I love Gail Simone (Birds of Prey spoilers)

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  1. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    So the latest Birds of Prey came out this week. Not my favorite book that I read. One that I occasionally wonder why I bother with, to be honest. This week's issue is the start of a crossover with Simone's major hit, the Secret Six. That alone is worth the price of admission. But the end of this issue put that completely out of mind. On the last page, the Birds steal a suit of Rocket Red armor, open it up, and find formerly deceased JLI member Ice alive and well.

    Ice is back! :music 

    I am indescribably happy with this development. Ice was one of the sweetest, most likable characters in the DC universe, and her death was a disastrous idea that even the guy who wrote it realizes was a mistake. Bringing her back (even after 13 years) is a great move on DC's part, and Gail Simone has earned my lasting devotion for facilitating it. And between this and Booster Gold's new series, it looks like the "JLI curse" is officially over.

    The coolest part (for me, at least)? I've been reading the entire run of Justice League, from day one to the latest issue. Just Tuesday I read the Judgment Day crossover where Ice died. The very next day she came back. Wonderful bit of irony. :lol 
     
  2. Enigma2K2

    Enigma2K2 Robot In Disguise TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yet more proof that death in comics is just a revolving door... a god damn revolving door...

    I hope when Captain America comes back, he kicks Iron Man's shiny metal ass...
     
  3. thefrozenred

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    ...you take comic books sort of seriously, huh?
     
  4. Enigma2K2

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    No... Iron Man's just a dick, that's all...

    I have a problem with the state of the "dead is dead" policy in comics, and suddenly I'm obsessed? Or is your real problem the fact that I hate Tony Stark? Yes, I SAW your posts in the other thread....
     
  5. KA

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    i <3 ice

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    This is one character I always wanted back. I never thought they'd bring her back though. I just hope it's really HER and she stays!

    They need to kill Jason Todd again though.
     
  7. KA

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    to be honest, shes kinda boring actually. what made her endearing to me was the dynamics between her and fire and guy. shes one of those charcaters that need to bounce off others to bring out her best. no pun intended.
     
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    Eh. nothing personal against Ice, but I hate when they bring anyone back from the dead.....
     
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    She may or may not be back. They do things like this all the time. She showed up for 2 issues of "I can't believe it's not the Justice League" a couple years ago. But then was dead again.
     
  10. KA

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    but in that ish she was still dead. she was just being used to bait fire/guy.
     
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    Okay, this is what I mean - Tony Stark is a fictional CHARACTER in a comic book, and to get so worked up over it is......

    There's one thing saying, "Yeah, you know, he's a really well written villain, and I think that's really great for Marvel to make him into such an intense bad guy." There's another thing with acting like he did something personally to you, which it sort of seems like he did.

    It's just literature.
     
  12. Switchblade

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    Judging from the interview Simone has up at Newsarama, this is completely legit.

    And I agree with KA in that Ice isn't all that great on her own. She'd never hold down a solo title, and I doubt anyone would ever offer her one. She's very much an ensemble character, perfect for team books like JLI. She's a very sweet, caring person who provides a great contrast to the more traditional superheroes who like to go out and bust heads.

    If I had to guess where she'll end up, I wouldn't be surprised if Simone keeps her in Birds of Prey. That would work for me, as she'd be a good foil for Huntress (violent and a bit of a slut) and Barda (violent and a bit more violent, with a touch of violent piled on top).

    Mostly, though, I really, really, really can't wait for her reunion with Fire. That is going to be a beautiful moment. And following that, her reunion with Guy ($10 says the ultra macho GL starts crying the moment he sees her).
     
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    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    How is she alive? :eek: 

    Either way, WOO!
     
  14. Ted Kord

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    That was out of continuity.

    On a Gail Simone note, read Welcome To Tranquility. It's several kinds of awesome!
     
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    While I'm not a big fan of bringing the dead back to life here, I DO want to see what happens when Fire and Gardner find out about it.
     
  16. Switchblade

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    They haven't said yet. She was a last page surprise reveal/cliffhanger.
     
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    I'm betting the Russians had her all along or something. Maybe Superboy Prime hit the dimensional wall and brought her back into it that way?
     
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    Wait was it really Tora or was Lesbian Ice from later in the JLA run? WHy was she in a Rocket Red suit?
     
  19. Switchblade

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    It's Tora. Lesbian Ice is floating in a medical tank after a supervillain stole her skin. Recent issue of JSA Classified.
     
  20. KA

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    lesbian ice? sounds like a cocktail.
     

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