New Warriors #35
Issue(s): New Warriors #35
Cardinal wants revenge on Turbo for her role in stopping him in his last appearance, so he attacks while Nova is training her and the other Turbo. And the Turbos only have one suit between them, so the good guys are pretty outnumbered. But Nova puts up a good fight...
...and while male Turbo is all but useless, female Turbo manages to contribute despite not being in costume.
I was going to say that this is a low point in Killer Shrike's career, but who am i kidding?
Also in this story, Night Thrasher tries to recruit Cloak and Dagger into the New Warriors. No luck so far.
And Speedball is approached by Carlton LaFroyge, the kid we saw finding a scrapbook in Speedball's apartment in New Warriors annual #3.
And i don't know WTF this is.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: It's been at least a "week or so" since New Warriors annual #3 and Silhouette is seen in a bed recovering from that story..
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (4): showCardinal, Cloak, Dagger, Hindsight Lad, Killer Shrike, Kimeiko Ashu, Namorita, Night Thrasher, Nova (Rich Rider), Silhouette, Sparrow (Air Force), Speedball, Spitfire, Tanager, Turbo, Turbo II
Im waiting for a review when you just say "F@ck it! Some sh%t happens."
Posted by: kveto | October 4, 2016 4:17 PM
I assume Namorita is supposed to be drunk or worse.
"Suffering Sappho" is a traditional exclamation from Wonder Woman. Sappho was a female poet from the Island of Lesbos who may or may not have been a Lesbian.
I suppose this may be a sort-of-subtle attempt at presenting her as struggling with her sexual drives.
Posted by: Luis Dantas | October 4, 2016 7:03 PM
"suffering shad" is an Atlantean exclamation that Nita has used a few times in the series prior to this. Nova would tease her for it, and she's tease right back about his "blue blazes".
Posted by: dermie | October 4, 2016 7:09 PM
The next issue takes literally the morning after this issue, since Namorita is just waking up.
Posted by: Michael | October 4, 2016 7:51 PM
Is "bohunk" an actual word, used by people in the real world, or just something Fabian Nicieza made up? Cuz I've only ever seen it used in Nicieza-written comics from around this time.
Posted by: Austin Gorton | October 5, 2016 9:46 AM
I heard it as a sort of old-fashioned insult among some of my older mid-western relatives as a kid. As an adult, I learned in the book "My Antonia" it's actually a derogatory term for Bohemians. Obviously Nicieza is not using it as an insult, probably because of the "hunk" part of the word.
Posted by: Thelonious_Nick | October 5, 2016 12:51 PM
"Bohunk" is pretty similar to "Pollock". But for people like me (Bohemians).
But I think it was only popular in the midwest when Czechs and Slovaks immigrated to the US in the early 1900s. Mostly Chicago.
Posted by: kveto | October 5, 2016 1:59 PM
As my girlfriend likes to say when someone asks a silly question and she can't be bothered to answer it, go look it up on Wikipedia. Which is what I did...
List of ethnic slurs
I can just imagine Inigo Montoya telling Namorita "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." :)
Posted by: Ben Herman | October 5, 2016 4:07 PM
I'm surprised no one here has pointed out, "Sufferin' Shad!" is actually a Prince Namor phrase Bill Everett used in the series throughout the late 1940s and 1950s Sub-Mariner stories so this is a nice little continuity touch.
Posted by: Wis | October 8, 2016 2:10 AM
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