Advertisement

Spy agencies in the DCU

Discuss the latest comic book news and front page articles, read or post your own reviews of comics, and talk about anything comic book related. Threads from the two subforums below will also show up here. News Stand topics can also be read and posted in from The Asylum.

Hey you! Reader! Want to be a part of the GREATEST COMIC BOOK AND GEEK COMMUNITY on the web?! Logged in users see WAY LESS ADS, so why not register? It's fast and it's easy, like your mom! Sign up today! Membership spots are limited!*

*Membership spots not really limited!

fieldy snuts
User avatar
YOU WILL NEED A NURSE
 
Posts: 19394
Likes: 73 posts
Liked in: 353 posts
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:34 pm
Location: The 3040
Title: Burrr
Formerly: Sweet James Jones


Spy agencies in the DCU

Postby fieldy snuts » Thu May 22, 2014 6:28 pm

So we're getting Dick Grayson, agent of SPYRAL. Before this we had SHADE, ARGUS, Checkmate, whatever Director Bones was running during the old Manhunter series...

Most of those were their attempt at creating a credible all-encompassing espionage agency (trying to make their own SHIELD) and each time they get aborted and replaced with something else. Yet they keep trying and failing or killing off what is promising but isn't selling as an ongoing like Checkmate?

Thought they'd go with Lynch and Brubaker's revamped IO but they royally fucked that up by letting Liefeld do literally a decade of regression on the character.

Do you think DC will ever get it right? or will SPYRAL just be replaced next year with something new?
Image

Advertisement

habitual
User avatar
YOU WILL NEED A NURSE
 
Posts: 18905
Likes: 134 posts
Liked in: 231 posts
Joined: Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:41 am
Location: The Rock of Eternity
Title: Habinger of Doom!


Re: Spy agencies in the DCU

Postby habitual » Thu May 22, 2014 6:34 pm

At one time King Faraday I think was sort of the DC version of Nick Fury, he had some comic in the 60's called I-Spy I think, but, the company never really put much effort into it.

Hab

fieldy snuts
User avatar
YOU WILL NEED A NURSE
 
Posts: 19394
Likes: 73 posts
Liked in: 353 posts
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:34 pm
Location: The 3040
Title: Burrr
Formerly: Sweet James Jones


Re: Spy agencies in the DCU

Postby fieldy snuts » Thu May 22, 2014 6:37 pm

habitual wrote:At one time King Faraday I think was sort of the DC version of Nick Fury, he had some comic in the 60's called I-Spy I think, but, the company never really put much effort into it.

Hab


Yeah I counted him in Checkmate in the modern era. Fat Waller was arguably the star there though.
Image

syxxpakk
User avatar
Wrasslin' Fan
 
Posts: 12626
Likes: 49 posts
Liked in: 111 posts
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:13 pm
Title: The Wrasslin' Fan


Re: Spy agencies in the DCU

Postby syxxpakk » Thu May 22, 2014 6:39 pm

SHADE deals with paranormal threats. Not really anything like SHIELD.

ARGUS is their SHIELD.

Checkmate WAS their SHIELD, but I don't believe they've shown up in the New 52. Could be wrong.

DEO is a superhuman monitoring organization. I could see why it would be thought to be similar to SHIELD, but it's different.

ARGUS (and before it Checkmate) are their biggest SHIELD-like agencies. The rest aren't really SHIELD-like outside of the fact that they have acronyms for names. It would be like saying SHIELD and SWORD are the same.
Image

When you're as good as Chael, you can only call out people worse than you.


@syxxpakk on the Twitter.

fieldy snuts
User avatar
YOU WILL NEED A NURSE
 
Posts: 19394
Likes: 73 posts
Liked in: 353 posts
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:34 pm
Location: The 3040
Title: Burrr
Formerly: Sweet James Jones


Re: Spy agencies in the DCU

Postby fieldy snuts » Thu May 22, 2014 6:43 pm

They're all also failures.
Image

syxxpakk
User avatar
Wrasslin' Fan
 
Posts: 12626
Likes: 49 posts
Liked in: 111 posts
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:13 pm
Title: The Wrasslin' Fan


Re: Spy agencies in the DCU

Postby syxxpakk » Thu May 22, 2014 6:44 pm

No they aren't. Checkmate stuck and was a big deal. SHADE pops up in appropriate stories. DEO has been a factor in Batwoman since issue 1. ARGUS has been crucial to the new 52. None of them are failures.
Image

When you're as good as Chael, you can only call out people worse than you.


@syxxpakk on the Twitter.

fieldy snuts
User avatar
YOU WILL NEED A NURSE
 
Posts: 19394
Likes: 73 posts
Liked in: 353 posts
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:34 pm
Location: The 3040
Title: Burrr
Formerly: Sweet James Jones


Re: Spy agencies in the DCU

Postby fieldy snuts » Thu May 22, 2014 6:49 pm

syxxpakk wrote:No they aren't. Checkmate stuck and was a big deal. SHADE pops up in appropriate stories. DEO has been a factor in Batwoman since issue 1. ARGUS has been crucial to the new 52. None of them are failures.


I always said Checkmate was the only one that worked. ARGUS is a new thing created for new 52 that's been crammed down our throats and up our asses showing the new Waller everywhere.

SHADE is forgotten. And I seem to remember them coming up in Palmiotti's Freedom Fighters book...not focused on paranormal threats. Just another pointless rebadging.

Dunno about where DEO is these days.
Image

syxxpakk
User avatar
Wrasslin' Fan
 
Posts: 12626
Likes: 49 posts
Liked in: 111 posts
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:13 pm
Title: The Wrasslin' Fan


Re: Spy agencies in the DCU

Postby syxxpakk » Thu May 22, 2014 7:08 pm

SHADE was just used in Superman/Batman :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Not forgotten, but they do now deal with paranormal threats. That might be an update for the new 52. They were the focus of Frankenstein's book.
Image

When you're as good as Chael, you can only call out people worse than you.


@syxxpakk on the Twitter.

fieldy snuts
User avatar
YOU WILL NEED A NURSE
 
Posts: 19394
Likes: 73 posts
Liked in: 353 posts
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:34 pm
Location: The 3040
Title: Burrr
Formerly: Sweet James Jones


Re: Spy agencies in the DCU

Postby fieldy snuts » Thu May 22, 2014 7:23 pm

syxxpakk wrote:SHADE was just used in Superman/Batman :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Not forgotten, but they do now deal with paranormal threats. That might be an update for the new 52. They were the focus of Frankenstein's book.


The one with the Jae Lee art? I thought that was all about alternate characters and later Mongul.
Image

syxxpakk
User avatar
Wrasslin' Fan
 
Posts: 12626
Likes: 49 posts
Liked in: 111 posts
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:13 pm
Title: The Wrasslin' Fan


Re: Spy agencies in the DCU

Postby syxxpakk » Thu May 22, 2014 7:29 pm

Issue #10, not drawn by Jae Lee, introduces Ray Palmer as the Atom for the first time. Palmer works for SHADE.
Image

When you're as good as Chael, you can only call out people worse than you.


@syxxpakk on the Twitter.

syxxpakk
User avatar
Wrasslin' Fan
 
Posts: 12626
Likes: 49 posts
Liked in: 111 posts
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:13 pm
Title: The Wrasslin' Fan


Re: Spy agencies in the DCU

Postby syxxpakk » Thu May 22, 2014 7:30 pm

And the way the story ends (Batman/Superman) have microscopic sensors on them that will allow SHADE to see everything they do, which hints at a future storyline involving them in the book.
Image

When you're as good as Chael, you can only call out people worse than you.


@syxxpakk on the Twitter.

fieldy snuts
User avatar
YOU WILL NEED A NURSE
 
Posts: 19394
Likes: 73 posts
Liked in: 353 posts
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:34 pm
Location: The 3040
Title: Burrr
Formerly: Sweet James Jones


Re: Spy agencies in the DCU

Postby fieldy snuts » Thu May 22, 2014 7:32 pm

syxxpakk wrote:And the way the story ends (Batman/Superman) have microscopic sensors on them that will allow SHADE to see everything they do, which hints at a future storyline involving them in the book.


Until the story ends and they're shelved again like they were after Frankenstein's book ended.

For someone so quick to criticise wrestling booking stupidity you're being awfully forgiving and going an extra yard for DC here.
Image

syxxpakk
User avatar
Wrasslin' Fan
 
Posts: 12626
Likes: 49 posts
Liked in: 111 posts
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:13 pm
Title: The Wrasslin' Fan


Re: Spy agencies in the DCU

Postby syxxpakk » Thu May 22, 2014 7:33 pm

They've been used in between those books as well. But it's cool, continue your ax grindin' :lol: :lol: :lol:
Image

When you're as good as Chael, you can only call out people worse than you.


@syxxpakk on the Twitter.

oogy likes this post.

fieldy snuts
User avatar
YOU WILL NEED A NURSE
 
Posts: 19394
Likes: 73 posts
Liked in: 353 posts
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:34 pm
Location: The 3040
Title: Burrr
Formerly: Sweet James Jones


Re: Spy agencies in the DCU

Postby fieldy snuts » Thu May 22, 2014 7:40 pm

syxxpakk wrote:They've been used in between those books as well. But it's cool, continue your ax grindin' :lol: :lol: :lol:


Not axe grindin, defending mediocrity as something more than it is just allows for more to follow in it's line. You're just part of the problem syxx :(
Image

IvCNuB4
User avatar
Staff Writer
 
Posts: 11686
Likes: 834 posts
Liked in: 556 posts
Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:51 am
Location: Chicago, IL
Title: Stop messing with my TITLE !


Re: Spy agencies in the DCU

Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu May 22, 2014 7:40 pm

This week's Batman/Superman #11 ties into the Superman Doomed cross-over,then next month does jump back to an Earth 2 flashback for a few issues.
SHADE also popped up in this week's Futures End #3 as did Frankenstein.
In last months Batwoman Annual, Director Bones was removed from duty due to his severe injuries but the DEO is still active.
Last edited by IvCNuB4 on Thu May 22, 2014 7:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Victorian Squid wrote:In a DC/Marvel cross-over "all your favorite Marvel characters would catch contextually-transmitted diseases and Steph infections."

leave a comment with facebook

Next

Return to The News Stand



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 39 guests

Advertisement