Wednesday, May 24, 2006

52 on 52 #3

Booster using his future knowledge to place sports bets? That seems beyond "greed" and headed into "corrupt".

Black Adam as The Authority? But with actual authority? Fascinating.

I'm no Polite Scott, but doesn't a body decompose over fourteen-plus days? Doesn't blood coagulate?

History Of The DCU: "Almost" or "Completely"?

Useless, that is.

*Word count provided by the Word Count Firefox Extension.


nicholas danger said...

See, I thought that was Alex Luthor at first too, but I thinking now that maybe Lex made a clone or some such and planted the body just to exonerate himself publicly... would explain away a lot of the inconsistencies with IC#7, and makes Lex even more devious.

Question remains then, what happened to Alex's body?

Mark Fossen said...

I think the colored contacts/eye color is a direct point to it being Alex.

But alex had half his face burned off .... I'm not sure, but I think I'm going with "bad continuity" over "clone" until there's more hints.

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

For something that was supposedly so meticulously planned, the number of continuity problems popping up already doesn't bode well for 52. I think I'll just be following yours, Wolk's and the official Web site from here on out.


Scott said...

I'm in the "it must be a clone" camp. If it is Alex -- and he hasn't been in a freezer for 2 weeks -- you're right in that the blood would be coagulated and he would be decomposing. Not to mention there would be bugs and critters aplenty.

Personally, I was wondering when John Henry got his medical degree and became a pathologist and medical examiner -- let alone one STAR Labs and the media would trust unreservedly.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure Lex didn't just leave the body in the alley after he killed Alex. He shaved his head, did some reconstructive surgery, and inserted the contacts. Then he dumps the body back in the alley.

Mark Fossen said...

Scott -

John Henry worked in a hospital (as the head admin, I believe) during the Priest run ... so at least he's not completely alien to the medical field. And, he's being called in to "identify" ... perhaps with Supes gone, he's #2 for knowing the victim? Though that wouldn't extend to examining the body.

Anonymous -
Perhaps that's it ... kill him, then take the body elsewhere, fix it up, plant it. Though it seems like there would be plenty of forensic evidence indicating that was the case.