Issue(s): Dazzler #15
While in San Francisco, Dazzler gets a call from dorky looking lawyer Ken Barnett, who starts hitting on her, and she's oddly receptive.
Ken's a total rebound guy, with Alison still recovering from her break-up with Paul Janson.
But the main plot of this issue is Dazzler recognizing a symbol on a side of a van while she's in San Francisco. It's the same image as a the broach that Alison took from her mother's chest in her father's attic.
Dazzler hires Jessica Drew to help her investigate.
As Spider-Woman, Jessica leads Dazzler to a building that turns out to be an abandoned SHIELD training facility based on the X-Men's danger room. They don't really learn anything useful about Dazzler's mother...
...but they do get to fight some dogs and robots.
Spider-Woman is shown to be immune to a knockout gas that is triggered in the SHIELD headquarters.
She supposedly lost her poison immunity ability in Marvel Two-In-One #85, but it's theorized in the lettercol for Dazzler #20 that she's just lost the ability to become immune to new poisons, and she retains immunity for any poisons she's already been exposed to.
Dazzler acts like an imbecile this entire issue.
On the nekkid Dazzler front, we've got several pages of her wondering around her hotel room in her low-cut nighty...
...as well as a shower scene.
Poor Jessica Drew is even peer-pressured into participating.
On the Go For It! front, however, Dazzler's hard work at establishing a catch-phrase is paying off.
Quality Rating: D
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. Spider-Woman's appearance is context free.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
The title may also refer to the Hall & Oates song from around the same time.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | September 17, 2011 7:22 PM
I really liked that Jessica and Dazzler really didn't get along (just because they're both girls). It makes sense as their personalities are basic opposites. Jessica was all business and thought of Dazzler as a ditz. Kind of reminded me of early Moon Knight/Spider-man team ups, where the two worked together but clearly didn't like each other.
Posted by: kveto | June 29, 2018 6:29 PM
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