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10/15 – Declarative Rabbit Says…

SPOILER WARNING!!

Thank goodness that Everyman is dead. It will force DC writers to put a little more thought into their “twists”.

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When I read that revelation in GA/BC, my first thought was “Wow, Didio & his editors finally killed off a character that actually deserved to die.”

But how can we be sure Everyman is dead? Maybe it was just Everyman posing as Everyman, and . . . um, oh, I see. Never mind.

The twist: It will have been Granny Goodness, posing as Everyman.

Who’s Everyman?

Who’s Everyman?

Shape-shifting villain introduced in 52 who has shown up in the less than a year since 52 ended as a “twist” in quite literally THREE (perhaps four, I forget if he was used in the Superman titles or not) different comic books!!!

How uncreative is THAT?

I can’t wait till we learned that Everyman boffed Black Canary when disguised as Ollie Queen and that now she has… gasp… HIV!

Stephane Savoie

October 15, 2007 at 4:28 pm

Doesn’t he die everytime he appears? Rereading the showdown between him and Steel in 52, it’s pretty clear he falls to his death.
Man, that character sucks.
“He’s a member of the everyman program.”
“Oh? What’s his name?”
“Everyman.”

The fact that he can alter his DNA cheapens every story he appears in.

And it proves that the shock at the end of the wedding special was needless and cheap! Big surprise.

The fact that he can alter his DNA cheapens every story he appears in.

And the amount of times he was used in just this past year makes the mystery of Ollie’s death seem really quite silly.

“Oh hey, remember that guy who passed every test as being the real Ted Kord, but wasn’t really Ted?”

“Oh yeah, he’s the same one who fooled everyone into thinking that Sarge Steel just turned evil out of nowhere!”

“Yep! Good thing those situations aren’t at all like this one!”

and he wasn’t that interesting to start with…

Those damned Skrull are everywhere!

FunkyGreenJerusalem

October 15, 2007 at 7:46 pm

It makes me laugh that everyone in the company is/was using him.
He sounds like the kind of idea that a writer would introduce early on in a run, and then just put in a drawer in case they write themselves into a hole and have no other way out – not something that the editors tell people to use.
(You would have thought an editor upon receiving that would send it back to the writer with a note asking for something a little better).

He’s like a Superboy Prime Continuity Punch wrapped in spandex.

FunkyGreenJerusalem

October 15, 2007 at 11:27 pm

They should have called him ‘The Butler’, because it’s always the butler.

(You would have thought an editor upon receiving that would send it back to the writer with a note asking for something a little better).

I don’t think they remember they’re allowed to do that.

They’re like the cats from that Sandman story.

Smart rabbit. Everyman is one of those comparatively rare characters who *should* have been killed off in his first use.

They should have called him ‘The Butler’, because it’s always the butler.

*Snicker!* Admittedly that’s a lot shorter name than calling him The Plot Device That Walks Like A Man.

Geez, I read 52, but I have absolutely no recollection of the Everman character. Even when I read GA/BC #1, I didn’t remember him. Am I getting that old & forgetful or was Everyman that unmemeorable?

Yeah, but does DC have any other shapeshifters they can go to? Durlans aren’t really the type to be on earth really, and besides them, who’s left?

The character was better when called Shapeshifter, in Elementals.

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