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Subj: Some explanations...
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 11:20:02 pm EDT (Viewed 69 times)
Reply Subj: Final Crisis Revelations 2: Question and more questions...
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 07:09:03 pm EDT (Viewed 94 times)


You should've really picked up the Question miniseries with Montoya. Out of all the crossover books that spun out of 52, this was one of the strongest books, with a great creative team and an interesting hook.

You'll be spoiled if you read further...

> If you've been following closely with Question-wannabe-but-hardly-is Montoya, The Spectre, GCPD, Spear of Destiny, and Batwoman then this may've been the comic of the week for you. Don't here, wasn't for me. Same art concerns of last issue for this issue of...
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> More questions(besides Question-wannabe-but-hardly-is Montoya):
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> Should readers know the details about the Order Of The Stone and the killings that Montoya is accused of?
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Spoiling the last few issues of the Question series, Q is put through a series of tests by the Order of the Stone, a group that follows the Crime Bible, the bible written about Cain and his descendants as they spread the word of Cain.

The chapters follow Lilith, Cain, and others as they spread the word of evil around the world. The last few chapters deal with their version of "revelations", which details the final battle of the New Gods and of Darksied.

> Why does Wrack also want to kill Montoya for Our Lord?
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Montoya, at the end of of the Question series, has the choice of killing the leader of the Order of the Stone, or not killing him. She chooses not to kill him but accidentally kills him anyways. This results in Montoya becoming the leader of the Order of the Stone...something she vehemently opposes even though the cultists still follow and plague her.

> Why is The Spear sticking in Wrack's gut? What was the last arc it was in? And how does Wrack survive an energized strike from it by Montaya?
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The last time the spear of destiny was seen was in a JSA issue where the Dragon King had control of the Spear.

> Remind me about the Crime Bible? What's it's story - so to speak? And why/what is Batwoman fighting over it?
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Batwoman is fighting over the Bible because she understands the power of the Crime Bible and knows that whenever there are cultists of the Crime Bible, there are people trying to kill her. Her death would bring about the "Apokolips on Earth", where Gotham becomes the first of many firepits on Earth.

> Where's the Gehenna procphecy from?
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That is new.

> Mercy is an interesting balance for Spectre - is this her intro? And was Sister Clarice from GCPD? And previously alive for readers?
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That is new too.

> So, Libra had nothing to do with surviving Spectre, it was God who forbid him? (Libra can NOT have friends in On High places!)
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> Why are they calling Vandal by the name of Batgirl's father, Cain?
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Cain might also refer to the person who inspired the Crime Bible. Many of the characters in the Bible are actual DC characters (like Lilith or Darksied) by go by different names. The cultists may believe that Vandal Savage is the Crime Bible Cain.

> When was Vandal marked by Spectre? Does this appearance of his follow Planet Salvation? (Hope that Event wont be forgotten by writers so quickly too.)
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Stabbing Vandal Savage through the chest might've made him the Biblical Cain, which is why he mentions being marked by the "wrath of god."

> It was interesting that Crispus killing his son was addressed but wasn't Mercy's answer for that a little vague, with the Abraham analogy, just so a plot device could save Montoya?
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It was Greg Rucka who wrote both stories, I believe, so it was a natural outcropping of character? I think that is meant to be vague, but I think the interpretation is one use often in church.

> Maggie Sawyer? Isnt she supposed to be in Metropolis related titles? What's up with her?
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She was a Captain hen Gordon was out of Gotham. I believe that Maggie is one of the few cops that remained in Gotham after GCPD.

> The anti-life equation where numbers are substituted by random(?) emotions? (No wonder Darkseid couldnt do the new math. ;\-\) )
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This is Morrison's answer to the Anti-Life equation, which has remained pretty constant since his Seven Soldiers: Mr. Miracle story.

loneliness + alienation + fear + despair + self-worth ÷ mockery ÷ condemnation ÷ misunderstanding x guilt x shame x failure x judgment n=y where y=hope and n=folly, love=lies, life=death, self=dark side

> Okay, some recent titles are ignoring selective events in Countdown (BLECCH to that) but did Darkseid fail to make the Fifth World? And is his Dark Side racket effectively over at this time?
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Darksied is attempting to make the fifth world, through corrupting and broadcasting the Anti-Life equations thorughout space.

> Uuuhh, is Batwoman a sharp toothed Vampire or something?

This is what happens when you have the anti-life equation recited to you or you recite it. You turn a bit nutty.

> Why bothering getting issue 3? (That's a rhetorical one.)

Revelations is a good book, but you have to be following Question and Spectre to fully appreciate.

- l.k.