Sunday, December 13, 2009
Action Comics #884 - DC
Lois Lane is wanted by the government! Lois wrote up the story on Flamebird and Nightwing. She wants to expose the government, and her father, for their conspiracy to fake Mon-Els's death. And the attempts to fan the flames of hatred by generating anti-Kryptonian hysteria. Then she gave it to Perry. He loves the story, but . . someone leaked it, and now the government, or specifically General Lane, her father want to bring her in for questioning. It'll be interesting to see how he found out about it because the only people that have read it are Perry, and Lana. But there was something screwy going on with Lana. Right? It seems like the General just wanted to bring Lois in to let her know that he's had his eye on her. 'You're my daughter, and believe it or not, I love you. But my planet will always come first. Remember that!' He lets her go, but now she knows that her every move is being watched. Anyways, while all of this is going on, Thara and Chris have gone to Star Labs to ask for Dr Hoshi . . the new Doctor Light . . and Dr Pillings for help. Chris made another age jump and this time he's become a senior citizen. It isn't until later, when Thara switches into her Flamebird identity, and starts talking to Dr Pillings in Kryptonese that she realizes that he's actually Jax-Ur. They accomplish the cure, sending Chris back to a more approximate age . . probably early 20's. However, I'm thinking that the whole thing may have been a scheme of Jax-Ur's. It seems that all he really wanted was a DNA sample of Flamebird. He doesn't know that Chris is actually Nightwing also. He thinks they're just lovers, or something. Hell, before Thara transformed, he wasn't even sure that the Flamebird sightings were real. They are the stuff of legend and lore afterall. But now he has it. The question is . . what does he want it for? I thought this was an interesting chapter by Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann and Pere Perez. It looks like things are looming closer and closer to a war between the planets. In the backup, Major Force is trying to bring in Captain Atom for the General, but Mon El has shown up. With his help they leave the Major in the dust and head up to the JLA satellite. Mon El and Kory seem rather friendly, but then the gang from Cry for Justice show up. The Captain is telling Mon El and Kory that his memories are fragmented. He remembers bits and pieces, but nothing of his time as Monarch. 'I wish we could say we didn't remember, Captain . . but we do! You're a danger to the world . . a fugitive from the US military. And in dire need of Justice.' They look rather menacing, so we don't really know if they're here to judge, or to help. We'll have to wait until the next chapter to find out. I'm just glad that James Robinson and Cafu are finally getting us caught up on what's going on with this character. I think Captain Atom is a great character, but . . he's been relegated to the shadows for the last few years. Or . . he's been a scape-goat. Hopefully this will get him back into the mainstream, and on one of DC's various teams . . JLA, or Outsiders . . maybe?