Characters Appearing: Angel, Captain America, Colossus, Cyclops, Drax the Destroyer, Havok, Hercules, Hulk, Human Torch, Iceman, Invisible Woman, Living Lightning, Moondragon, Nova (Rich Rider), Pip the Troll, Polaris, Rogue, Sasquatch, Scarlet Witch, Silver Surfer, Storm, Strong Guy, Thing, Vindicator (Heather Hudson), Vision, Wolverine, Wonder Man
Wonder Man #15
Issue(s): Wonder Man #15
Since he can't allow himself a moment's doubt, his allies better stay out of swinging distance.
Wonder Man also gets a rematch with his S&M doppelganger.
He gets pretty out of control during this fight, even fantasizing about punching Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, and Alex Flores before beheading the doppelganger.
The issue ends with Wonder Man getting too weak to fight any further, as doppelgangers close in. That cliffhanger isn't picked up anywhere directly, but i guess developments in Infinity War #6 (either the arrival of the away team of heroes including Galactus and Dr. Strange, or Magus ending the fight) save him.
Obviously a very dark issue, mostly rehashing what we've already seen in previous tie-ins. I do find a bit of a disconnect between this direction and Jeff Johnson's cartoony art. On the other hand, Johnson gives us this great rendition of the Hercules doppelganger.
I like that look for Herc better than when he shaves the beard not long from now.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: This takes place entirely during the fight against the doppelgangers in Infinity War #6
Crossover: Infinity War
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
It's not very clear, but is that person he's envisioning punching between himself and Grim Reaper meant to be Black Talon? Coz that would make sense but it looks more like Skurge.
Posted by: AF | April 10, 2016 1:57 PM
No, that is Skurge, not Black Talon. In his first appearance in Avengers #9, Wonder Man was part of Baron Heinrich Zemo's Masters of Evil alongside the Enchantress and the Executioner.
Posted by: Don Campbell | April 10, 2016 3:03 PM
I really like Johnson's Thing! He looks great.
Posted by: Bill | April 10, 2016 3:19 PM
I get that, it's just a bit off as a choice. All the others he has some enormous personal connection. Black Talon would've made more sense, in my humble opinion.
Posted by: AF | April 10, 2016 3:20 PM
@AF: I agree that Skurge is definitely less significant than the other people Wonder Man imagines himself fighting. Then again, Simon was "dead" when Black Talon used him so he may not have minded it as much (assuming Simon even remembers anything from his time as a zombie).
Posted by: Don Campbell | April 10, 2016 5:24 PM
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