Hard to believe, but true - some twenty years after a comic-book mini-series ended, and after the character in question made his last appearance, they released an action figure of the guy! "The guy" being the sort-of cipher and bystander become "man in the know" called The Monitor... Hmm... Is there such a thing as a "commemorative action figure," really? If there isn't, DC Direct proudly pioneered the avowed money-funneling from nostalgics scam here...! And, of course, they also issued one for his evil twin of sorts - his nefarious counterpart, the Anti-Monitor, the very one responsible for all the mischief and chaos in the original series called CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS... The murderer of countless heroes, in fact - including... ah... well, so many of them have famously cheated death and COME BACK SINCE... (Only in comics...) But a few have remained dead - of those notables are Barry "The Flash" Allen, Aquagirl Tula, the original Supergirl the original Robin (meaning Golden Age) and Lord Volt, along with his daughter Liana; the dear ones of one Lady Quark (who survived the Crisis - only to be killed off later on...! Damn you DC!) NOTA BENE: ''Liana'' not to be confused with this ''Lianna'' who came out (...) around the same time
Linda Griffiths' quintessential role...
Jane Hallaren would have been a good Lady Quark!
But that would have turned things even more
Let's just... move on!!!
BUT BACK TO CRISIS: I believe that they also made honorific figures of The Monitor's ''henchwoman'' Harbinger and that odd fellow called Pariah (replaced in DC lore, since, by lady Pandora!) Hell, they even made one of Psycho-Pirate!!! All CRISIS-related characters... All dead these days. Or are they...?
It felt as though ALL fictional characters
from ALL possible derivative universes
(derivative from true literature
and bonafide mythology - of course)
were coming together or being affected
by this ''CRISIS''...
one that spanned all boundaries
of time and space...
Yeah... Flash will probably get all better from that "death thing" someday...
In a most unexpected way, I'm sure...!
Comic-bookies, y'know - no faith (much less respect) for the Grim Reaper!
The Boston Bruins have never been the same since Cam 'The Man' Neely's abrupt and premature departure from the game. With him in their line-up, the Bruins were an elite team capable of toppling anyone on any given night!
With Neely, the B's became a perennial contender again. Without him, they turned into mere pretenders. :( It certainly wasn't chumps like Rolston, Thornton, Allison, Guerin, Anson Carter, Knuble, even Sergei Samsonov or (sic) Martin Lapointe (!!!) that were going to replace THE MAN...! (And if you ask me, the only ones who came the closest to accomplish the feat were John Carter, Steve Leach, Vladimir Ruzicka and Glen Murray - none of which could keep it up in a sustained way like Neely, though; and none remained with the organisation in another capacity after their careers as players were over...) At least Cam Neely remains a Bruins ambassador - and the eventual Team President... I guess that the organization hopes that, with him around, some of his grit and passion will rub off on the new Bruins players - namely young guys like Patrice Bergeron David Krejci and Phil Kessel...
Let's hope it works!
The magical Stanley Cup runs of 1988 and 1990 will never return though - for those -as well as the 1993 cup and, in fact, 1990-1995 cups! - that should have belonged to the Boston Bruins with a healthy Neely leading the way! He was the archetypical true power forward and the most natural goal scorer ever - in my book. Neely's heroics on the ice are over now. But his heroics off the ice continue - click here to know more...
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