So I watched Arrow and AHS:Asylum last night and both were really, really good, AHS especially.
Arrow wasn't too bad, with the inclusion of the Black Hawk name, if not comic-familiar concept. We also got more back-story on Ollie's days on the island, and real twist at the end involving the original Green Hooded man. Turns out that not only did he betray Ollie, but that he might've also been in on the whole ordeal with the warden of the prison island. Maybe next week's episode will clear things up, like if the guy really did betray Ollie, and just why the warden interrogated Ollie about the hooded man's whereabouts if he already knew. Also, next week, we get to see Count Vertigo, or at least this universe's iteration of the Count. In this universe he's a major drug dealer, with his drug of choice being called "Vertigo". Hmm.
Pretty standard episode, but one that continued to expand on Ollie's island years.
The show I was really looking forward to watch last night though, was AHS since it was the season finale and I was damn curious to see how everything got wrapped up. Well the show definitely lived up to the hype, but also seemed to present a couple more questions in addition to the answers.
-What was the deal w/the Aliens? They obviously came back and took Kit with them before he succumbed to his Pancreatic Cancer, but their origins and interest with human was never explained. So where they really aliens or messed up looking angels?
-What was the big deal w/Kit's kids? Sure we found out they became experts in their fields, but the way things were looking, it seemed as though they were going to be a bigger deal than they wind up becoming. So what was the point, and what made them so special?
Other than that I was pretty satisfied how everyone's story wrapped up, but the most surprising one had to be Lana Winters' story. Her rape baby son Johnny hide out i plain sight as part of the film crew that was interviewing Lana. At the end, when they all leave, somehow she knows he was there, hiding. They talk, he argues with her, and ultimately it appears she's resigned to let him kill her. Or so it seems. Love the twist ending, as it reveals to the audience just how cool, calm, and cold-blooded she really is, as she talks Johnny out of killing her, only to flip the script as it were, and shots point blank in the head, like she did his father. Just Damn!
I think her and Amanda Waller would get along great, since they both determined, hard-headed and gutsy women.
I was definitely sad to see this season end, so hopefully there will be a next season, and an even more exciting story-line next time.
And now onto today's spotlighted back-issue, Doom Patrol (Vol.2)#52....."And men shall call him
hero!" March 1992.
Yes, I'm still stuck in the 90's, but hey, this one's a pretty damn amusing read.
This one's basically Grant Morrison's love letter to the Silver Age, specifically the famously classic issue of the Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four#51, "This Man, This Monster" by
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.