Friday, July 15, 2005

Theme Day for 7/15

Today's theme is "Cousins, Identical Cousins."

The following comic storylines are remarkably similar to previous comic storylines (and I do not mean in an "homage" sort of way).

1. OMAC Project and Tower of Babel. In Tower of Babel, a bad guy steals Batman's hidden dossiers on his Justice League teammates and uses them against the League. In OMAC Project, a bad guy steals Batman's hidden spy satellite that he was using to keep tabs on everyone and uses it against the good guys.

2. Eclipso the Darkness Within and the recent Superman/Shazam storyline. In the Superman Annuals during Eclipso the Darkness Within, Eclipso uses Lois Lane to get Superman angry enough to be possessed. Later, when Superman IS possessed, he is faced by Captain Marvel. In the recent Superman storyline, Eclipso uses Lois Lane to get Superman angry enough to be possessed. Later, when Superman IS possessed, he is faced by Captain Marvel.

3. Hunt for Xavier and Dangerous. In Hunt for Xavier, a piece of the X-Men's equipment becomes sentient and tries to kill them. In Dangerous, a piece of the X-Men's equipment becomes sentient and tries to kill them.

4. Truth and Gruenwald's Captain America. In Truth, the army awards Steve Rogers a whole lot of money in back pay. In Gruenwald's Captain America, the army awarded Steve Rogers a whole lot of money in back pay.

5. Heroes for Hire #1 and New Avengers #1. In Heroes for Hire #1, a whole ton of supervillains are busted out of jail, causing a bunch of disparate heroes to team up to capture them, forming a new team in the process. In New Avengers #1, a whole ton of supervillains are busted out of jail, causing a bunch of disparate heroes to team up to capture them, forming a new team in the process.

Can anyone think of any more?