Wednesday, May 05, 2010

This is Woozy Winks.

This is how Matthew Sturges wrote Woozy Winks and how Stephen Jorge Segovia drew Woozy Winks in 2007 miniseries Countdown To Mystery, available in trade as Eclipso: The Music of the Spheres:






10 comments:

Anthony Strand said...

Huh. Well that isn't any fun at all.

I guess I read some of that miniseries - "Plastic Man goes back to crime and meets Eclipso" definitely rings a bell - but I had completely forgotten it existed until right now.

KentL said...

Just read the trade from my library a couple weeks back. Surprising how bad it was. I think This scene in particular illustrates a lot of what is wrong with DC these days. Is that supposed to add something to the character?

Michael Hoskin said...

This comic is made of fail.

Dean said...

What (exactly) is wrong with a comic relief character simply being comic relief? I can understand the impulse to build out his back-story or evolve him past his one schtick, but why toss out the humor entirely?

Unlike a lot of comic sidekicks, Woozy wasn't a racist stereotype. There wasn't anything that really needed fixing.

Randal said...

I...I have those issues...I have the trade...I've read that story...I don't recall any of that at all.

I was probably better off for not remembering. Thanks so much, Caleb.

Sea-of-Green said...

Have to agree with the others -- I don't like that interpretation of Woozy AT ALL.

Jacob T. Levy said...

That was the Year Of Countdown. Did DC publish anything that year that was *not* "made of fail"?

Anthony Strand said...

@Jacob - One thing instantly leaps to mind.

http://www.comics.org/series/20053/

Anthony Strand said...

The Doctor Thirteen story, not the Spectre one. That was awful.

Jacob T. Levy said...

Ah-- yes, of course.

Secret Six was good that year, too, now that I think about it-- Simone managed to spin even "The death of the New Gods" into gold. And the Suicide Squad mini was pretty great.

But other than that... whatta mess of a year-- leaving behind damage they still have to undo. (Captain Atom's genocidal history just got undone... with a strategically planted Daily Planet article!)