Marvel Super Heroes #6 (Sabra)
Issue(s): Marvel Super Heroes #6 (Sabra story only)
It turns out that Windstorm, who was a drug addict at the time, isn't very appreciative of what Sabra did for her, so now she wants to kill Sabra.
I guess the 50% of her powers that Sabra gave Windstorm included her wind powers, since i've never seen Sabra use wind powers before. For that matter, i never knew that Sabra could give half her powers to someone else, and neither did anyone else that read her previous appearances or any of the Marvel Handbooks.
Sabra takes her powers away from Windstorm and gives them to a boy that Windstorm injured.
I don't so much have a problem with the idea that Sabra can permanently transfer half her power to someone else (after all, we've never learned that much about her) as i do with the way the idea is introduced so casually, like it's something we already knew about. It's a very strange thing to just sort of drop into the script. Or to reveal in a 7 page story in Marvel Super Heroes that no one will read, for that matter. It does mean that Sabra could be considerably more powerful (
I'd also just once like to see a story featuring Sabra that doesn't feature terrorists or politics. Presumably Israel has bank robbers, and maybe even super-villains. I get that she has a niche, but at this point when you see a Sabra story you can guess how things are generally going to go, and that sort of means that we don't need any new Sabra stories. Time for something different.
Of course, if we really wanted to raise Sabra's profile, "different" should take a backseat to not "awful", which is what this story is.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: This can go at publication date.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
FNORD - when you wrote -
Posted by: CLYDE | November 25, 2015 1:32 PM
Clyde, that looks mostly like someone just trying to rationalize this story. The two times she used the ability to save dying individuals would be the two in this story, Windstorm and the boy.
Posted by: fnord12 | November 26, 2015 11:23 AM
I know, I'm a nerd, and I should probably Sturky this, but...
Posted by: KombatGod | November 25, 2017 1:05 PM
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