Characters Appearing: Absorbing Man, Angel, Beefer, Carter Blair, Dazzler, Doctor Octopus, Kenneth Barnett
Issue(s): Dazzler #17
...Alison tells her weirdo 1970s lawyer boyfriend that she couldn't tell the police how she stopped the thugs because of anti-mutant sentiment.
Then Warren Worthington III shows up. He's decided he wants to woo Dazzler. When he fails to charm her as Warren, he reveals that he's also the Angel.
It still doesn't do much for her, and she's already got her (goofy) boyfriend, but Angel gets into real stalker mode and starts showing up everywhere...
...and spying on her. Creepy! Worse, Allison eventually relents and lets him fly her around the city. She gets to making out with him within the span of a few pages.
Later, they get into a fight with Doctor Octopus, who's just broken free from a prison transport.
Dazzler makes it clear that she has no interest in super-heroics, and the Doc Ock fight is the deal breaker for her. She goes back to giving Warren the cold shoulder, but he snoops around her apartment and finds out that she's been searching for her mother, so he decides if he can find her, he'll win Dazzler's heart.
The Absorbing Man shows up in the last two panels looking for Dazzler.
As i've been *ahem* chronicling (for purely academic reasons, i assure you), it seems we can't go a single issue without a scene with Dazzler getting naked.
She's always showering or changing her clothes on panel. To be fair, I've seen quite a bit more than i'd like of Tony Stark and Peter Parker stripping out of their costumes as well.
I'm not usually one for the "so bad it's good" type of thing, but i've got a bizarre fascination with this series. Dazzler's actions towards Angel, rewarding him for his stalkerish behavior, are absolutely appalling, but i dunno. It's all kinda awesome.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Angel's depiction in this series was described in the Comics Journal as "...a callous, arrogant jerk with the intelligence of a fire hydrant...".
Posted by: Mark Drummond | November 11, 2012 2:51 PM
Poor Candy Southern....
Posted by: Erik Robbins | September 22, 2013 1:28 AM
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