Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: Manhunter #32

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Manhunter #32

Well, Howdy Doody, this was good. I MISSED you, Manhunter, and I'm so very glad that you are back.

When we last left our doughty heroine, she had just made a grisly discovery in the desert near El Paso, when she was interrupted by none other than El Paso's Number One Super Hero! (Also El Paso's ONLY Number One Super Hero) Why, it's Blue Beetle!

Kate is actually rather pleased to see Blue Beetle, but unfortunately for her, Jaime's Scarab is none too happy to see her. And why is that, you may ask? Remember that little antipathy thing that the Scarab has going with the Green Lanterns? It turns out it has the SAME antipathy thing going for the Darkstars...except even worse. I can sympathize with the Scarab on this, because I couldn't stand the Darkstars either. Cheesy GL wannabees!

But it all leads to a classic misunderstanding, in proper Comicbooky fashion.

Blue Beetle


The two of them finally do come to a compromise, and even have a bit of bonding over the fact that neither ONE of them has a suit that came with an instruction manual, and that basically, the two of them are just "winging it". Frankly, I think that they were MADE for teaming up together!

With the preliminaries out of the way, Kate shows Jaime the body of the woman she just found, and poor Jaime reacts by ralphing all over the desert. Kate is rather surprised that he's so young, but Jaime rather huffily assures her that he does indeed know what he's doing. He wants to help, but Kate starts acting all motherly, and wants to keep him out of it, since it is pretty nasty. But he does give her the name of La Dama.

Meanwhile, Ramsey is experiencing some bonding with the grandparents...or rather GREAT grandparents, and acquires a cute puppy. A cute ROBOT puppy! Oh, and Dylan is in BIG trouble.

La Dama is surprisingly helpful, and even hospitable. She gives Kate some decent information, mainly that she should get a hold of the Department of Extranormal Operations. Oops. Thnis of course leads to a rather uncomfortable confrontation with Bones, who is busy denying everthing, and Kate trying to hit him where it hurts. Amanda Waller's name is mentioned. Heh.

Kate does make her way down to Vesetech Industries, which is the place that the young girl from last issue went missing, and runs the gantlet of pissed-off Texans who are busy picketing and insulting people. One of these gentlemen makes the mistake of insulting Kate, which turns out poorly for him. Kate does manage to get some solid information, but the young girl who was attacked last issue is in for a rough time of it.

This is nicely written and nicely drawn, and if you aren't reading it, you should be.


At 8:15 PM, Blogger ShellyS said...

It was awesome, wasn't it? :)

At 6:43 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I really do like Kate. She has some bad habits, just like a real person, and she doesn't suffer fools gladly, which is a nice characteristic.

I liked the fact that she is a bit shy of dealing with people like the Justice League, which I suppose makes sense, considering how snotty Batman was to her. I just wish that there had been more of her with Jaime.

At 10:33 PM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

Silly Kate--it's ALWAYS the time to giggle at inadvertent double entendres!

At 7:32 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Especially when you are dealing with a teenaged boy!


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