So I watched Arrow last night, and it wasn't too bad. More action in this episode for sure, but what a waste of a set-up regarding the villain of the week, Mr.Finch.
He started out bad-ass, killing his lawyer really quick and sneakily, and then had a bad-ass line that related to his stay in prison, Iron Heights, to be exact(Fans of the not so old DC continuity ought to remember that popular place, especially in regards to the Wally West Flash stories)
He said just like in prison, you have to find the biggest, baddest guy there, and take him down, and that Arrow qualified as the biggest, baddest guy at the moment.
Then he kidnaps Laurel, who did manage to hold her own against Finch's thugs, before being taken out by a taser. "Nothing blocks a taser" he says. Funny and true.
But then after that he's taken down rather too easily, despite Arrow complaining that his hideout was built like a fortress, and that he couldn't take it alone. But that's exactly what he does, while Laurel's father sneaks in for the cheap-shot on Finch. Totally nonsensical.
The only other thing worth a damn, was the flashback part.
Apparently the masked guy we all thought was Deathstroke, a.k.a. Slade Wilson, really wasn't.
Nope. He was Deathstroke's former partner in the AIS, Australian Intelligence Service. And that they both wore the same type of Deathstroke mask to as a means to not be identified or something like that. They were sent to retrieve the Chinese hooded guy, but shit went sour, and Slade was forced to hide out.
Idk, it could still be a load of shit, but that's where we stand on that one. I guess the real Slade's gonna' be the main guy to train Ollie now or something like that, before they go rescue the hooded dude.
So yeah, I guess Deathstroke's an Aussie now. Dan should get a good kick out of that one.
Oh, and the show ends with Ollie confronting his mother over the other notebook Walter found.
Next week's preview teases us with his mother actually shooting and nearly killing Ollie, and the obligatory near-death fantasy experience that's really, really super-cliche' now. Hmm.
But yesterday wasn't a total bust.
Nope, I bought more action figures yesterday. Hey, I told you it was sickness and I wasn't lying;)
I was too late to buy the loose DCUC wave 10 Joker figure I had my eye on, but I did manage to snag the wave 1 Penguin figure, a ML Havok, Captain Britain, and blue variant Angel figure.
The day before I bought the huge ML Juggernaut figure and ML Kang.
I'm telling you, that Juggernaut figure is solid and huge, so expect plenty of rape jokes to come featuring him.
And now, onto today's Spotlighted Back Issue.....
Today's pick is Excalibur#14(Vol.1) from November 1989, "Too Many Heroes" by Chris Claremont and Alan Davis.