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Exclusive: Essence Strikes In TEAM 7 #3

From the pages of RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS comes Essence, the new adversary who will face off against Team 7.

If you have been reading RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS then chances are that Essence might already be familiar to you. If you enjoyed the character's appearance in that series, you will definitely not want to miss when she shows up in TEAM 7 #3 which is scheduled to his comics shops on December 12th. Check out the exclusive preview of the upcoming issue below and let us know if it's a book you plan on picking up!

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From the pages of RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS, the mysterious Essence joins the team’s battle against the Heart of Darkness known as the Black Diamond! Before he was Deathstroke The Terminator, Slade Wilson was possessed by Eclipso! Is this the secret origin of a super villain? The secret history of the superhuman cold war is here!

Written by: Justin Jordan

Art by: Jesús Merino

Cover by: Tyler Kirkham and Batt

Variant Cover by: Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

U.S. Price: 2.99

On Sale Date: Dec 12 2012

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Posted By Outside_85

So I assume we are going to find out how Essence got out of 'Trigons Heart'? (Wasnt that what she called that place she was locked up?)

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Edited By Zeeguy91

I really want them to change up the costume designs. If anything, its making this title feel extremely 90s that they all have the same exact "shoulder-pad" look. Please, DC, give them something sleek and more modern to wear.

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Posted By thenexusrebound

@KnightofSteel:

I just now noticed that myself. This is the first time that the artist has remained the same. Not my favorite art mind you but some consistency is nice.

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Edited By ccraft

@Onemoreposter:

yes, says so in the solicits. Eclipso looks like a monster instead of some guy with a dumb costume, which looks great. But we have been seeing half blue faced people since issue one. This Eclipse arc will probably run 4 to 6 issues.

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Posted By KnightofSteel

Now correct me if I'm wrong, but T7 is three issues in and a different artist for each issue? What the? I was intrigued after the first issue but now meh... don't know...

Love that Reis cover though!

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Posted By Target_X

@Bluefox170 said:

@ccraft said:

@RedHush1: I knew that. But it doesnt mention what pages of RH&TO issue its from.I remember RH kicked some old guy that looked like slade, when he tried to climb u a ladder, is that it?

I believe when it says "from the pages of" it's just referring to a character (essence) that has appeared once before in another book. Not any particular set of events.

She's appeared in a few issues of RHatOs. She also had a backup story in two or three issues of it.

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Posted By Onemoreposter

The shadow on the face, the purpleness of color, talk of a "black diamond": it has to be Eclipso right?

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Posted By rav4

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

Wow, this is just begging for an eventual showdown between Slade and Rose, isn't it?

They'll be meeting in January in Superboy's Annual before that, too, so who knows what will happen. But if you look at the Deathstroke vs. TT (and Ravagers) issue, it shows Warblade on the cover attacking Slade. Warblade and Rose have been joined at the hip in terms of appearances lately, so I have a hunch...

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Posted By Mbecks14

Love the Ivan Reis Cover!

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Posted By ltbrd

Not a fan of this title yet but will say that I much prefer Slade's look in Team 7 than his own title.

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Posted By nappystr8

I'm really loving Jordan's work on Shadowman, but Team 7 is just a total dud for me. This book has way too many characters who are completely interchangeable. A bunch of tough guys with smart mouths and guns, boring.

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Posted By Bluefox170

@ccraft said:

@RedHush1: I knew that. But it doesnt mention what pages of RH&TO issue its from.I remember RH kicked some old guy that looked like slade, when he tried to climb u a ladder, is that it?

I believe when it says "from the pages of" it's just referring to a character (essence) that has appeared once before in another book. Not any particular set of events.

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Wow, this is just begging for an eventual showdown between Slade and Rose, isn't it?

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Posted By ccraft

@xtremekidx: You want Nightwing to die!!! I just feel sorry for the new TT to face Deathstroke. They'll be lucky to get away with no one dying. It would be cool seeing Nightwing confront DS, yes. Like they had a confrontion in the past, that would be cool. What do u think about the TT vs Deathstroke? I wouldnt be suprised if NOWHERE hired him.

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Posted By ccraft

@RedHush1: I knew that. But it doesnt mention what pages of RH&TO issue its from.I remember RH kicked some old guy that looked like slade, when he tried to climb u a ladder, is that it?

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Posted By TDK_1997

She was okay.

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

JJ is a great writer

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Posted By cloudzackvincent

looks great

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Posted By xtremekidx

i really hope we see deathstroke in a nightwing comic with a good story.....and what would be more epic if they had some history

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Posted By Bluefox170

@ccraft said:

I think its great Deathstroke and Team 7 has the same writer. I can't wait for the TT vs Deathstroke issue!

Heard that.

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Edited By RayeGunn

- They aren't called Team 7 because of the number of members. At least, they weren't back in Wildstorm. There were a bunch of teams, they were the 7th. I don't think an in universe reason for the name has been given in DC, though.

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Posted By Miss_Garrick

I'm sorry, it's the OCD in me, but

THERE ARE EIGHT PEOPLE HERE!!

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Posted By wessaari

I like Essence so much, but i find it weird that she is showing up here. She might have still been with the All-Caste at this point, but i jsut hope that she is portrayed well :P

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Posted By RayeGunn

Interesting. I was wondering if them going to Sentinel Island was a coincidence or what, but they are using the uncontacted tribe in the real North Sentinel Island, which actually does have a group of highly hostile uncontacted indigenous people living on it, one of the last in the world... though the real Sentinelese are black.

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Posted By Mercy_

I love Essence soooo much, but this art is not quite to my liking.

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Posted By powerhouse1122

Oh man does this look great!! :>>

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Posted By entropy_aegis

I'm a sucker for books like these but the art is a chore to read through.

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Posted By RedHush1

this takes place five years before New 52

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Posted By bob808

looks interesting

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Posted By ccraft

Pages from RH &TO? how?

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Posted By ccraft

I'm excited for this, I'm loving Team 7 so far. And now Deathstroke title will be going somewhere, if u read the March Solicit. http://t.co/XrrOAT6L

I think its great Deathstroke and Team 7 has the same writer. I can't wait for the TT vs Deathstroke issue!

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