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Tordelbach

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Re: Seven Soldiers
« Reply #15 on: 28 February, 2005, 06:37:33 pm »
Bought this (#0) on the Morrison/Williams III ticket, enjoyed it as a standalone yarn, but get the feeling that with a DC Superhero background limited to the Moore and Miller opus I'm missing a great deal. Given the obviously huge outlay in following the verious titles, I think I need more info before I commit.  

So, for the wiser heads, a few questions (treat these as Spoilerific):

(1).  'Seven Soldiers' in the title: why only six Supers in the comic?
(2). How do the enjoyable C-list folks in this tale fit into the overall saga?  Are we likely to see them again, or are they dead in a real sense? (I particularly liked the Gimmick - where has she appeared before?).
(3).  Is the Spyder at the beginning of the book the same 'version' of the character as in the rest - is this part of his backstory (he refers to the 7 Unknown Men giving him his powers?).  

Anything else I should know?  You can see this one has me interested...


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Re: Seven Soldiers
« Reply #16 on: 05 March, 2005, 06:40:51 am »
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(1) The seventh soldier "got cold feet at the last minute"that might be why they die horribly...
(2) My guess would be that they are horribly dead forever. Theres references to a Plan B and seven new conscripts...
(3)I think so

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Re: Seven Soldiers
« Reply #17 on: 05 March, 2005, 01:03:42 pm »
Heh, HoU: I sold out, after being won over by the hype generated on this site, and decided to get the individual issues- I'll probably regret this later on- when a lavish tpb is released, but figure at least this way, I can stay in touch with the comments on ths site, and not have to worry about spoilers ;-)
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Re: Seven Soldiers
« Reply #18 on: 05 March, 2005, 05:43:07 pm »
Heh liked the reference to slaughter swamp and cyrus gold anyway as for the six soldiers (my bet is Deadman was the seventh)

1 The whip: granddaughter of an obscure golden age character of the same name

2 Gimmix: obviously related to Merry the girl of a thousand gimmics and Sylvestor pemberton (star spangled kid/sky man) new character made up for this

3 boy blue: not much is mentioned but he is obviously a new version of an even obscurer golden age team called little boy blue and the blue boys.

4 I spyder: The brother of the villian who appeared in Starman hope he comes back and isn't dead.

5 dinomite Dan: new character but he uses the rings of obscure golden age heroes (see a pattern here) TNT and Dan the dynomite

6 Vigilante: Greg saunders the only hero who is an established dc universe character. He was a member of the original seven soldiers and appears to die rather horribly in this story.
yes its a venture bros reference

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Re: Seven Soldiers
« Reply #19 on: 05 March, 2005, 08:25:33 pm »
Cheers for the info, chaps.  I'm actually none the wiser after all that, knowing naught of the DC Universe bar what Moore, Miller, Gaiman and Irish-dubbed versions of the current JLA cartoon have shown me, but at least I know that this is SUPPOSED to be obscure to the point of vanishing, and I'm not the straight man in some in-joke.