Cloak and Dagger #5
Issue(s): Cloak and Dagger #5
The character isn't entirely new; it's detective Brigid O'Reilly, who has been a part of Cloak & Dagger's cast since their original miniseries. And for the past several issues she's been investigating corruption in her own department. And in thanks for that, corrupt cops trap her in a contraption in a warehouse and hit her with poison gas. As she's dying, she shouts that if she managed to escape, she wouldn't wait for any judge or jury, and "the mayhem I'd cause would purify the whole department of your kind". She does die, but Dagger arrives and attempts to revive her with light. A little while later, O'Reilly comes back as Mayhem, a zombie-ish specter, whose powers include a combination of poison gas and ferocity and strength.
Cloak and Dagger are forced to fight her, but in the end Mayhem is able to convince Cloak, at least, to help her track down the drug dealers that the duo have already been looking for for the past few issues.
We learn that the drug dealers are planing to use a street fair organized by Father Delgado to distribute their drugs.
Earlier, while interrogating thugs about the drug shipment, Cloak absorbs one into his cloak where he has a vision involving a graveyard and the names Howard Flag (a reference to Howard Chaykin's American Flagg) and Steranko can be seen on gravestones.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Mayhem is a lot like DC's Spectre.
Posted by: Chris | November 17, 2013 3:40 PM
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