Any thoughts and suggestions about Black Orchid

#1 Posted by knighthood (1900 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll keep this really simple. I'm really unfamiliar with this character, so what (if any) books about would you recommend about the Black Orchid? I am glad to see Jeff Lemire put her in with the new JLDark.

Black Orchid

Obviously the look have changed a bit. And I believe the shape-shifting is a new ability. Any opinions?

#2 Edited by Katie24 (502 posts) - - Show Bio

Huh, I didn't know she existed prior to the relaunch. I feel like such a noob! :P

#3 Posted by knighthood (1900 posts) - - Show Bio

@Katie24 said:

Huh, I didn't know she existed prior to the relaunch. I feel like such a noob! :P

Ditto. But then again there is a ton about the DCU that I don't know. She had a Vertigo title in the 90's and I've read she was designed as a mixture between Superman and Batman.

#4 Posted by Purgy (427 posts) - - Show Bio

She looks awesome, but i would like to see more of here in the new DCU also i wonder what other character will be added (here's hoping for BL)

#5 Posted by NottheFacePlease (30 posts) - - Show Bio

They beauty of her character was that she never had an officially recognized origin story. Not even in her first appearance did the writers make mention of who she was or how she came to be. Vertigo supplemented one in place of not having one for the actual hero they intended to "parody", if you will, but I don't believe it was recognized as canon. I would like to see an effort made to establish a back story with this new Black Orchid, seeing as how DC has the wits to bring her back into mainstream service. Here's to wishful thinking...

#6 Posted by Thunderscream (2156 posts) - - Show Bio

@NottheFacePlease: It seems they might be hinting at an origin in Animal Man #14. She mentions that she has a connection to the Red and the Green, a result of the "Taproot Project"

We'll see if they delve any further.

#7 Edited by JSAVen (128 posts) - - Show Bio

the Original B.O Rules, so pretty and elegant, she was killed in the late 80`s

i prefer the old version.

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#8 Posted by NottheFacePlease (30 posts) - - Show Bio

We're getting somewhere. Read JLD #014 and you'll get a taste of her new back-story.

#9 Posted by Bigbadwolfx0 (474 posts) - - Show Bio

What I do not understand is what the hell is taproot and how did the become the rot

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