Gotham Underground is a 9 issue mini-series involving a big time turf war between just about every criminal in Gotham City both meta-human as well as common mobsters. Aside from that, several random criminals are turning up missing. Not due to gang related violence but because the Suicide Squad has been abducting them. Of course as you all know by now we all know those criminals are being sent on via boom tube to their new home somewhere on a planet far far away. It's also worth mentioning that even criminals in jail are getting abducted. In some cases the Squad is working with the Penguin to lure fellow criminals for "business meetings" in order for the Squad to ambush them.
But not all the abductions are going as planned for a number of reasons. Like the case of some punk called Great White Shark. You see here The Squad busting a hole through his jail cell to get to him. But upon finding him he starts doing some major trash talking to Bane about how he's not that tough anymore like when he broke Batman's back and how his venom must have given him brain damage. So Bane looses his cool, beats the shit out of him and throws him out of the opening in the cell wall several stories down presumably to his death. Now take note that The Squad here still has Bane and Deadshot on it. Which means that Gotham Underground must have taken place between the Raise the Flag mini-series and Salvation Run #2. I imagine it was shit like this that eventually led to the decision to having Bane exiled to the prison planet. I didn't have much like finding clip art for this series unfortunately. Aside from the clip art above all I could find was some uncolored pages from comicart.com. But at least looking at the black and white panels will give you some idea of what was going on.
Also, the Gotham Underground mini-series has it's own Wiki page so if you want to read up about it in more detail it's there for you. It's a fairly brief read and it will help you follow what's going on in these panels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotham_Underground
Very cool! I'd never even heard of this one. It certainly does explain why Bane would be banished. Why was Deadshot? Did anyone ever explain that? Or am I just having one of my many memory lapses?ReplyDelete
I'm sure if I saw Bane do that, I'd invite him to enter the boom tube too.ReplyDelete
There was no need for a bigger display.
Well, Deadshot was always easy on the trigger and had just recently before his banishment killed the Trickster, who had manage, together with the Pied Pipper to elude arrest from the SS one too many times.
I was mad at Deadshot then, as I was loving the two rogues relationship.
Could have been on that.
i just saw Aliera's comment and she's absolutely right. if you go to Deadshot's Wikipedia page you can read about it in the Countdown "to final Crisis" part of his bio.ReplyDelete
also, here's a run down of some summaries for issues of Countdown including # 22 http://www.thebatsquad.net/events/countdown3.html
and here you can see the results of Deadshot's handy work. it looks like DS gave Trickster a "double tap" just like the SEALS did with that filthy murderer bin laden:
Cool rundown and update. But look at the tiger mask, horrible artwork and representation of Turner. These are the things that need to change in the new series. Sorry guys can't overlook it. Somebody shoot the artist.ReplyDelete
Omega Agent1, i can see your gonna be "that guy" on my blog here. i actually like this version of Tiger's mask. but i've noticed it looks different depending on what artist is at work. so can you reference a specific issue or series where you liked the way Bronze Tiger and his mask were drawn?ReplyDelete
Yes sir. Inside Suicide Squade 38, world war 3 #3, Detective comics 485, Checkmate cover #20 and thats to name a few.ReplyDelete
I'm a good guy man, the Tiger is one of my top five ( he might be #1 ).So I want him done correctly just like Deathstroke, Batman and Wolverine. For the most part the wrighters and artist don't fuck around. DC or marvel is not having it. They have to know the character inside out and represent the product to the public with the highest regard. You know this genre is more than entertainment. And we can have fun talking about it here ( I hope ).
of course we have fun talking about it here why else would i do this? thank you for those references i know them all quite well and you do seem to love yourself some Bronze Tiger. have you seen all the postings i've had on him on this blog yet? what do your think of this version of BT?ReplyDelete
also, if you haven't seen this video tribute to Bronze Tiger you need to!
This is cool! Gotham Underground surely catch my attention specially in mini-series. I have the tendency to be bored well hopefully not in this one. buy aion accountsReplyDelete
So Bane didn't last long in the Squad. I know from one of your current posts he and Deadshot got off the prison planet. Is he on the team in the New Continuity or is he popping up somewhere else?ReplyDelete
He's in Secret Six. One of the major characters.ReplyDelete
Thanks Aliera. I'm not completely up on all of the New Organization details.ReplyDelete
so far the only confirmed members of the new Suicide Squad are Deadshot, King Shark, Harley Quinn and Black Spider. at the end of the final issue of Secret Six which came out last week Deadshot and Bane along with the rest of the team get arrested and hauled away by the cops. no word yet as far as i know about where Bane will show up in the DC relaunch next month.
welcome to the party chibiaion.
comin up next folks, i'll be posting about Deadshot's killing of The Trickster and a final showdown between Robin & Capt. Boomerang in Red Robin #26.
This is a pretty damn good site you got here dave,especially with all of these little tid bits to keep people up to date. Keep it up, and I hope all the SS history wouldn't be swept under the rug due to the the horrible reboot that's coming.ReplyDelete
thanks Dale, if people are gonna make the effort to look here i figure i should make this blog as user friendly as possible. i'm keeping an open mind about the reboot for now but if it turns out to suck ass believe me i won't pull any punches here about it. by the way i tried to leave a comment on your Secret Six final issue posting but it looks like you disabled the comments feature?ReplyDelete
Yeah, someone else said the same thing. I've checked it, but can't find a problem, so feel free to try again.ReplyDelete