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Omar Karindu

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Hawkeye7

Subj: Bear in mind...
Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 at 08:44:49 am EDT (Viewed 3 times)
Reply Subj: Why?
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 at 11:14:03 am EDT

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I am honostly curious. In your mind, what set this particular character apart and made him interesting? I picked up his first issue and the issue in which he joined the League, and wasn't particularly drawn in. What was it for you?

> I am honostly curious. In your mind, what set this particular character apart and made him interesting? I picked up his first issue and the issue in which he joined the League, and wasn't particularly drawn in. What was it for you?

That Aztek's plotline in his own book and in JLA were that Luthor was manipulating things behind the scenes to make sure that the League recruited him, by setting him up in situations where he'd impress Superman and the like. Morrison didn't shoehorn him onto the League as a Mary Sue, but rather as a potential mole.

I will say that the Aztek title suffers in that it really needs to be read all at once; information about him and his mission wasn't really revealed until issues #5-6, and for that matter, issue #1 is designed to be undercut by issue #2. My favorite bit in the series is that Aztek's assumed ID as Curt Falconer is instantly seen through because people at the hospital knew Falconer and know this guy isn't him. What looks like a silly secret identity plot device in #1 turns out to be a stunning example of Aztek's naivete in #2.

- Omar Karindu

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