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Thread: WTF? Who Is The Weird?
02-02-2013, 09:00 AM #1
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WTF? Who Is The Weird?
In the Jim Starlin-revealed gatefold cover to Stormwatch #19, as reported here, he wrote;
Hellstrike, the Forecaster, Midnighter, the Engineer, Apollo, Jenny Soul, the Weird and Storm Control
Many of those names are known to Authority and Stormwatch fans, but who is The Weird?
Well, he was the titular character of a series by Jim Starlin and BErnie Wirightson created for DC in 1988.
He was made of energy, hailed from another dimension (suitable as a dimensional replacement for the Stormwatch team then) and was one of a race exploited an an energy source, something he rebelled against, and found his way to Earth in our dimension, where he possessed the body of a dead man. He recruited a bunch of DC superheroes to fight on behalf of his race, before blowing up. The end.
That is until he was revived in 2006 by Starlin in Mystery In Space, as his remaining energy knocked the equally disembodied Captain Comet somehow both giving them new bodies. And then fighting a church, or something.
And now Starlin has Stormwatch, it's another change to bring him back, twenty-five years after his initial creation!
02-02-2013, 09:04 AM #2
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WTF DC?! You dipped your bullshit in my peanut butter!
Or did I dip my peanut butter in your bullshit?
02-02-2013, 09:07 AM #3
I'll be interested to see if the Weatherman, I mean Forecaster, is Jackson King or Henry Bendix under that helmetstress- noun \ˈstres\
The anxiety caused when a person's mind over-rides the body's natural urge to choke the living shit out of some arsehole who deserves it.
02-02-2013, 09:16 AM #4
Starlin just isn't going let him go, now is he? The fact that no other creator has wanted to use The Weird in the past 25 years.....
02-02-2013, 09:16 AM #5
It's probably Mongul. Or Synnar.Mario Di Giacomo
02-02-2013, 09:18 AM #6
The Weird was one of Starlin's best creations at DC in the 80's. Certainly his best 80's DC work outside the Batman comics. Now when are we going to get a Wrightson illustrated special to help the kids who have no clue about how great The Weird is to catch up?Surgeon General Warning! Sigs are bad for your health!
02-02-2013, 09:30 AM #7Surgeon General Warning! Sigs are bad for your health!
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02-02-2013, 10:58 AM #10
"Respect" for Starlin's characters doesn't extend to Thanos? To Pip The Troll? What makes you think that a lack of use means that creators have a "respect" for another creator's creations in all cases?
The point I was trying to make in a self-admittedly asinine comment was that in the few appearances that The Weird has made, a majority of fans & creators haven't "got him". Only Starlin seems to know what stories could be pulled from this character. Thus the underuse.