Today is the last day of a whole universe. In just a few hours everything we knew will be gone. It will be known as the Pre-Flashpoint Universe, or the DCoU, or simply the Old Universe. Whatever we will call it starting tomorrow, it is time to say good bye to it.
This is not only the beginning of a new era for DC, but also a huge attempt to revitalize the comic book industry; and even those who are still going through those denial, anger, or contempt phases, have to at least admit that it is a necessary move. As the industry is walking in brittle ice, most of the eggs are being put in this DCnU basket, so we must support it if we don't want to see comics die. There will be time later for complaints, recriminations, and I told you so's, but for now, give this new universe a chance and get your favorite hero's comic(s).
Today, this blog also gives Shayera Thal a.k.a. The Silver Age Hawkwoman a farewell. Let's really, really hope that it is not a permanent good bye, but just a see you soon. She might come back in the pages of "Savage Hawkman" or even in Earth-2 as a member of the "Justice Society"; after all, no news is good news, and no one in DC has said there will be no thanagarian Hawkwoman.
The Redheads Blog or "Chicas de Rojo" will come back on Thursday September 1st when a new era begins for Batgirl, Mera, and some other redhead you might know. For now, it is good bye Old Universe, and Welcome DCnU!
The Queen of the Amazons was inspecting her troops when the Queen of Atlantis found her. Her personal guard surfaced first, drawing fire from the Amazons, leaving Diana for Mera alone. But for all the noble intent behind Mera's attack, the best that can be said is that it was over quickly. The Sea King would never learn what became of her head; her helmet was another story...
I ran this post about three years ago featuring Sea World's "Salute to the DC Super Heroes!" Since then, many pictures have surfaced (no pun intended) of the now legendary aquatic show. Today we can see three pics featuring Batgirl and Mera performing some entertaining and dangerous feats along with all their Super Friends from the Justice League. Enjoy!
"I'm dying... there's no going back for me... but I know that we shall surely meet again... in a future life, my love..." Shayera's last words to Carter Hall as she thinks she is talking to her dead husband Katar.
One day people will ask "where were you when Hawkwoman got the axe?", so remember where you are as you read this. The unthinkable is happening, but after much pondering, it seems the right thing to do. I am dropping Shayera from the redheads blog and this will be her last week in it. It all goes back to the prelude to Infinite Crisis mini "The Rann-Thanagar War", which was supposed to be the series that marked the return of Hawkwoman to the DC Universe; but ended up being the place of her demise.
Then, came "Blackest Night", and along with it, speculation of Shayera's possible return. But sadly, it did not happen; twelve heroes and villains were given back their life... one of them a hawk-lady... not Kendra Saunders... a redhead... Shiera Hall! So there went another chance of seeing the Thanagarian officer again. Finally, at the end of "Brightest Day" Shiera vanished, and later DC announced the soft-reboot. In it, there is a new, modern, "savage" version of Hawkman, but no indication of Shayera, or a Hawk-lady for that matter.
So a new universe looms in the horizon, and no solid evidence that she will be a part of it. It is time to move on and accept she is gone. Shayera Thal, the Silver Age Thanagarian Hawkwoman is my definite, all-time favorite female character in the DC Universe, and it pains me to let her go, but as I mentioned in yesterday's post, it is about moving forward and supporting this new initiative. Of course, I still have hope that she will come back one day, and if she does, there is no doubt she will return to this blog as well.
While that happens (fingers crossed) the focus of this blog will shift starting next week to those other three redheads we all know and love! "Wait... what do you mean those other three?!?" Hmmm...
It's been almost three months since DC made what is probably the biggest comics-related announcement in recent years: the semi-reset button is being pushed, and a new universe will replace the old. Familiar faces, new situations; new beginnings for some, course correction for others; some returns, some departures; and this time -for real- nothing will ever be the same.
It is certainly the end of an era. Times change, the DC Universe is changing too, and after A LOT of thinking, it feels right for the redheads blog to change as well. We are only one week away from day zero, which also means we are one week away from a new beginning for this blog. Huge changes are coming, and just like with the DCnU, some will like them and others will certainly not; but it is about moving forward, and supporting the characters we love. Stay tuned!
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