Issue(s): Dazzler #13
Dazzler is arrested for the murder of Klaw...
...and she has to spend the night at Rykers. The female ward is basically run by the Grapplers...
...and Dazzler is forced to fight them.
Luckily, one of the Grapplers is Screaming Mimi, who gives Dazzler a super-charge, enabling her to "Go for it!" and fight off the villains.
The rest of the issue, Dazzler's day in court, is actually not too bad. It's not exactly Law & Order quality court dramatization, but it's done relatively well. The jury finds Dazzler not guilty, thanks in part to testimony from Quasar.
Prior to being arrested, Alison spends some time going through her mother's old possessions until her father returns home. Their relationship is still icy since he found her laying dazed on her couch after what he assumed was a long weekend partying but was really her adventure with Galactus. It's also hinted that there's a dark secret involving Alison's mother.
And Paul Janson breaks off his relationship with Alison this issue. He basically tells her she's too flaky. Alison doesn't take it well.
Luckily, when Danny Fingeroth closes a door, somewhere he opens a window, and we're introduced to legal super-hunk (that's his real hair, ladies) Kenneth Barnett, Dazzler's court appointed lawyer, this issue.
Quality Rating: B-
Chronological Placement Considerations: Moving this issue back in publication time to account for the Enchantress' appearance in Defenders #107-109, which must occur after Dazzler #16.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (3): showCarter Blair, Cassandra Ferlenghetti, Dazzler, Harry Osgood, Kenneth Barnett, Lance Steele, Letha, Paul Janson, Poundcakes, Quasar, Sid Sterling, Songbird (Screaming Mimi), Titania (Grappler)
This issue was singled out by the Comics Journal over the following mistakes:
Posted by: Mark Drummond | November 11, 2012 2:56 PM
Jeez, that's a disturbing amount of Code-approved underboob in the above fight scene. Probably could've done without that.
Posted by: JP | May 15, 2015 4:53 AM
Dazz's lawyer looks suspiciously like Terry Long.
Posted by: Jon Dubya | October 17, 2016 11:47 AM
A story that involves the Grapplers and Quasar, but wasn't plotted or edited by Mark Gruenwald and/or Ralph Macchio? Astounding!
Posted by: Omar Karindu | June 24, 2018 7:15 AM
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