Sunday, July 23, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 204: Starfish don't want heroes with good taste, starfish want heroes who taste good

Panels from JLA Secret Files [and Origins] #1 (September 1997), script by Grant Morrison and Mark Millar, pencils by Howard Porter, inks by John Dell, colors by John Kalisz, letters by Ken Lopez


Bradley Walker said...

I thought Starro could travel through space. How's an air conditioner going to affect him?

Your Obedient Serpent said...

It's not affecting HIM. It's affecting WALLY.

And, wow. Almost every issue of Wally's run opened with him narrating those words: "My name is Wally West. I'm The Flash. The Fastest Man Alive."

When Morrison turned that from mere exposition into a mantra, I realized that this was perfectly in character for Wally: early on, he had to constantly remind himself and convince himself that he was now running in Barry's boots; later on, it was an affirmation.

Bully said...

I'd never quite thought of it that way, YOS, and I actually love that interpretation of it!