Mix and Match

January 24th, 2009 by | Tags: , , , ,

The latest issue of Faces Of Evil, has Deathstroke turning over a new leaf by beating up his kid, shooting down some military helicopters, blowing up all evidence of his past life, taking in a runaway to train, and deciding to become a ‘weapon of righteous anger.’

I approve of the change of direction.  Deathstroke, from The Judas Contract through his early years, was never supposed to be a generic baddie with plans for world domination.  This move is getting back in line with the original character, who was defined by his own morality and who often helped various heroes get certain missions done.

However, I am a bit tempted to swap out the end of the issue of Faces Of Evil and substitute the end of Faces Of Mischief, from the Tiny Titans.  One minute Slade is swearing to end the cycle of violence and the next he’s . . . taking Rose fishing, and to a baseball game, and to an amusement park.  Now that would be a new leaf.

However, if the overall arc of Faces Of Evil is sweeping change for the bad guys, there is another big change that would be possible with Deathstroke.  I think the biggest change of all would mean that he gets his ass surgically removed, wrapped in protective cellophane, packed in ice, wrapped up, given to a reliable next-day-delivery company, delivered, and officially handed to him by some character in the DCU.  Honestly.  Someone ought to be able to beat the guy, right?  Anyone?

That being said, what with the ten thousand AUs and the various universes, are there any stories in which you would mix and match the characters?  I Can’t Believe It’s Not The Justice League’s Max Lord being put into Infinite Crisis’ storyline comes to mind.

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3 comments to “Mix and Match”

  1. Yes! But only if L-Ron is his OMAC!

  2. Didnt green arrow comprehensively hand slade his ass just after OYL?

  3. “Honestly. Someone ought to be able to beat the guy, right? Anyone?”

    Technically, he’s trying to change his life because GeoForce did just that. Which I think means GeoForce could take on the entire post-Waid Justice League.

    I would like to see Infinity Inc.’s Mr. Bones switch with the DEO’s Director Bones.

    “Atomic Skull just broke free
    from JLA Watchtower Three.
    There’s a price on his head;
    so bring him in alive or dead.
    Don’t try to delay,
    or I’ll dock your pay!”