The serum was from Glass' run on the book: an absolutely terrible idea that completely missed the point of a team called the Suicide Squad. I think Kot is setting the scene in order to remove that piece of stupidity from the book.
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@z3ro180: No, he's just a terrible writer who participated in bankrupting Marvel back in the 90's, and instead of fading to irrelevancy he keeps getting work writing awful stories with unlikable characters, like the bitchy teenage girl and the sassy gay latino stereotype whose friends with all the ladies and literally controls the color purple. So of course, let's give this guy Superman!
I think we all know that the only reason Clark and Diana are together is to create conflict and pressure on the team when they inevitably break up.
There's a great quote I heard that I'll butcher with my paraphrasing
"The president needs to go into office knowing that by the end of his term, he will have killed someone"
Superman and Batman would thus be terrible in that respect. Captain America would be a better choice as a result, since he is a soldier. Time has proven anyone pro-registration in Marvel are bad choices.
My vote would go to Wonder Woman. A soldier who knows about the realities of war while still feeling boundless compassion for all people. That would be my best bet.
I read the title and thought they were announcing the return of Cassandra Cane... siiiigh.
Still, doesn't sound bad
I'm genuinely surprised their clothes aren't falling off yet. Knowing Marvel, all three will be making out with their shirts off by the end of the issue.
Actually, issue 1 had an out of nowhere lesbian kiss in the middle of a battle for no particular reason... So it's not a stretch. It's not offensively bad just.... moderately exploitative.
I like them venturing into new grounds with such obscure revivals as the Green Team but titles like Ravagers and Sword of Sorcery could have been given a chance to shine. I seriously don't see these new green/red occupy books lasting long.
Sales almost never actually go up from the first issue. Because of that, 3-4 issues in and you can tell when a book just won't last/ Nothing could have saved those books at the rates they were selling.
In any case, Gail Simone alone will probably keep the red book going.