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The Black Guardian

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Subj: Re: New banner! Did you read any NIGHT THRASHER solo stories?
Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 at 05:12:20 pm CST (Viewed 207 times)
Reply Subj: New banner! Did you read any NIGHT THRASHER solo stories?
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 at 08:30:16 pm CST (Viewed 339 times)

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I recently (days ago) purchased his inaugural four-part mini-series and the 21 issues of his ongoing. I previously hadn't known of these solo adventures. When I saw they existed, my interest in the original New Warriors prompted some eBay action. I haven't read the books yet, but I plan to get to them pretty soon. Did you read them? Like them? Dislike them?

I used to dislike his code name, "Night Thrasher," because it seemed to indicate a level of violence that I didn't really think he exhibited in the New Warriors series. Not that he was gentle. He wasn't. But he didn't (as far as I can recall) have the routine MO of thrashing people to within an inch of their lives. He wasn't in it purely for the violence, as far as I can recall. He just didn't shy away from the violence, which is different, to my mind. Am I misremembering him? My reading will surely answer that question, but I'm interested in your thoughts.

I was never part of the skater subculture and skateboarding characters just get nothing but a groan from me, unless they're civilians. "Thrasher" was pretty ubiquitous in the 80s and 90s (magazine, clothing line, plastered on skateboards, etc.), so the reference wasn't lost on me, and this made me groan more. Initially, I look at Night Thrasher and I see no difference to Rocket Racer. Ugh!

It turns out he's a really good character. And he's really nothing like what his codename suggests. FabNic was one of the bright spots of the 90s, imo. But his series were fairly mediocre and probably couldn't have happened at any time other than the bloated 90s. Maybe with the right creative team it could work like Marvel's books like Moon Girl.

2 days and Rev hasn't commented on something New Warriors-related? Wow. \:D

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