Acquired Taste Book Club Week 10!
2020-01-31T20:00:00Z → 2020-02-07T19:59:00Z
Welcome to the Acquired Taste Book Club! And Captain Marvel (and assorted family and rogues gallery) may be the only Fawcett character anyone cares about, but there are technically a few others.
For example, this is Alan Armstrong, the Spy Smasher, a character no one cares about. But he totally is a Fawcett character, and apparently Gail Simone cared enough about him to make a legacy character!
And that legacy character is my lame excuse for assigning another BoP arc. So let’s do this! Also guest-starring this arc are the Secret Six, including temporary member Harley Quinn, in her only appearances in the entire original series.
Reading Assignment: Birds of Prey (1999-) #100-108
Birds of Prey (1999-) #100
Birds of Prey (1999-) #101
Birds of Prey (1999-) #102
Birds of Prey (1999-) #103
Birds of Prey (1999-) #104
Birds of Prey (1999-) #105
Birds of Prey (1999-) #106
Birds of Prey (1999-) #107
Birds of Prey (1999-) #108
- Do you like Spy Smasher’s role in these issues?
- In Issue #100, co-founder Black Canary departed the team, leading to the introduction of this expanded lineup. Do you prefer this or the more limited cast from last week’s arc?
- If you’re familiar with the Secret Six, what do you think of their appearance here, and if not, what do you think of them in general?
- Was this arc an Ice way of fixing an unnecessary death, or did it leave you cold?
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Next week: A shame I have to give up on this gimmick. If only a Charlton character had been a BoP series regular for an extended portion of the original run…