Black Adam: The Dark Age - #1 (of 6)
Synopsis: In a sekrit base near the border of Kahndaq, Black Adam (in human form) is being beaten up by his loyalists b/c he wants to appear mishapen enuf to avoid detection. :o
Elsewhere, the JSA track down what appears to be a Black Adam sighting and finds townsfolk hanging who they think is Black Adam! :O Atom Smasher rescues him but it turns out not to be Black Adam after all >.>
At the Kahndaq border checkpoint, Black Adam makes it thru after giving an angry sob story about how Black Adam mutilated him and murdered his family. :o
At the tomb of Isis and Osiris, Black Adam and his men kill the UN peacekeepers there and unseal the remains of Isis. :o However, more troops arrive and most of his men give their lives to allow Black Adam to escape.
The JSA arrive and find that Black Adam has been there but that the troops that attacked were not UN and that there are no bullet casings at the scene even tho Black Adam's men were killed by guns :O
They wonder why Black Adam stole Isis' body while Atom Smasher discovers a ring on a corpse but keeps the discovery to himself.
In the Himalayas, Black Adam eats the corpse of the last of his men who offered it to him (EW). >.>;; He then finds his way to a Lazarus pit and puts Isis' bones inside and she comes out of it alive! :O
Review: Gross >.>
Beatings, massacres, hauling around corpses and cannibalism. :(
Isis' corpse seemed to have decomposed rly fast tho :O This is RIGHT after 52 apparently, so she hasn't been dead for very long! Why is she basically a husk? :\
I feel so bad for Black Adam! He was my favourite char in 52 and now he's all... savage like. :( But then it's like a "how the mighty have fallen" thing? :\
How DOES the Lazarus Pit work? :o Batman said that he didn't want to put Jason Todd in it b/c with the brain trauma, he might not come out sane.
But putting in the bones of Isis (one by one no less) works? And it just sorts itself out in the pool? :o
STILL SO GROSS
ick ick ick
What was the ring that Atom Smasher found? :O Was it something that Osiris was wearing? :o
Isis seems to have her hand so it wasn't her corpse's hand that he found right?
And mysterious mercenary ppls! :O
How did the border patrol ppl get such up to date pictures of Teth-Adam in his non super form?
Black Adam NEVER left his regular form, and only showed it to the public briefly in 52, and he was wearing ancient egyptian clothes when he did it. But here they have profile pictures of him and he's wearing regular clothes and stuff. :o
Where'd they get those pictures? :O
Tho wasn't he a regular human or something? Like an archeologist? :( I dunno what Black Adam's origin story is nemore. :(
I feel more tragedy coming tho and another death of Isis. :(
Dun ppl who come out of the Lazarus Pit immediately go crazy for a short period of time? Or was that just the Batman Animated Series pits? XD
Neways.. other than the grossness, this was very interesting :O
But I wish we'd see MORE of the DCU Earth, and how life is after WW3 and maybe the effects on it's politics :D
I'm just curious xD
Neways, this is a good start to the series! I was worried about how it might be but it seems okay for now :) At least this issue is good XD But I feel bad that Black Adam is no longer Black Adam after giving his powers to Mary Marvel. ;-;
*shakes head sadly*
This is one of those things tho, like my sister always says about questionable comic decisions (various stuff involving Spiderman, Amazons Attack, etc) "was it rly necessary?"
Cuz things were pretty good before. :( I liked Black Adam in his old incarnation and I guess until Final Crisis is over, he's not gonna be Black Adam nemore. :\
It just seems like one of those things that they'll retcon in a year or so. :(
I just think that the Black Adam coming out of 52 (before he went crazy) had LOTS of great stories in him and could have been a rly great contributor to the DCU :)
But then he would single handedly win the Amazon War cuz he wouldn't slack off like Superman XD
Neways, this is a promising start to this mini series and I can't wait to see where it goes! :)
Angelwings Rating: 3.5 grossnesses out of 5 regular Black Adams
Recommendation: If you're a BlacK Adam fan *looks at DJ* or you're curious about what happened to him after 52, this might be a good series to read :)