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Saturday, January 20, 2001
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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 
awkward... controversial...screwed-up! 
Let's just... move on!!!





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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!


Such was not the case - obviously. 
All of these chaps were spared, for instance:





And the true-blue official offshots or spin-offs 
from the official CRISIS... were sub-par at best:




















Ultimately though, 
it all boils down to it being just another 
series of generous donations 
from fandom to DC...!!!


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Comments:
WOW...

I predicted it
Forecast it...
had a premonition about it, at the very least!

DC's obsession with lesbians - evidenced on their DCTV shows such as Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow and even Supergirl (heck it is on all of their TV shows by 2017...!) was borderline and outright prophesied right here, by me nearly two decades beforehand...!!!

You're so predictable... DC!!!

lol
 


Well... we all know what a "DC" really is... in the eyes of the law, that is...

rrrrrrrright?

lol

 
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