MEANWHILE, AT THE OFFICES OF DC COMICS..."Okay, so we had a great issue, and then a carbon copy of that said-same issue. What do we do now?" "uh... well... I'm kinda tired of that Martian Manhunter guy" "Okay, so who does that leave?" "The star lady...what's her name again?" "I dunno, let's just do a mind probe / origins story of her". And so it was done, plot holes and exhausted story thrive in this issue. One created by the Writer: Matt Kindt; the Artists: Tom Derenick and Eddy Barrows; plus the Publisher: DC Comics, in December, 2013.

Using GENERAL terms, answer the following 4 questions about this STORY.
  • WHAT'S THE MAIN THRUST OF THIS TALE: Stargirl, being the only member left on the team, proceeds to go back and forth and back and forth and back forth between getting beat up and reliving her past.
  • ARE THE MAIN OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED: Stargirl gets her 2 cents worth. That's pretty much it really. Oh, and she wins the acceptance of her stepdad, Steve Rodgers, so that's a win-win situation. I mean, have you earned Captain America's love lately?
  • ANYTHING ELSE HAPPEN: Martian Manhunter gets demoted from star player to Jimminy Cricket conscience. You also get quizzed on your bottom level villains. Don't worry. I failed too.
  • HOW DOES THIS STORY END: With you asking yourself why Deathstroke is in this comic to begin with! Really, what is he doing here?

All in all, what is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
Short, sweet, and to the point, J'onn screams out "Stargirl! Snaps out of it!" so we can get back to him or just maybe the League...since...y'know... that's the name of the book and all.

What are the BEST bits about this issue?
(+) The art is pretty intense. The expressions and action sequences are very-very impressive.
(+) Stargirl's stepdad proves to to be a likable character. Predictable, but reliable.

What are the WORST bits about this issue?
(-) Now I don't need MMH on every single page or anything, but being turned into a floating head in between getting his ass kicked, is frustrating to the point of hilarity.
(-) Stargirl really hasn't earned enough street cred for me to justify an entire book about her, let alone an origin story.
(-) Can we talk about the elephant in the room please? In the last issue, J'onn jabbers on about how Stargirl is untouchable by the psychic prison because she's youthful or whatever. Turn to this issue, though, and Stargirl is chin deep in a psychic prison. So to say the least, it's inconsistent enough to keep my head spinning.

What SONG, THEME-TUNE, or MELODY, would complement this tale, or add and extra dimension to it by default?
'HERE I GO AGAIN' BY WHITE SNAKE: Stargirl abandons MMH, going down the only road she's ever known, because like a drifter she was born to walk alone. She made up her mind, and she's not wasting no more time...

If this story gave off a scent, what ODOUR would it be and why?
JASMINE AND COTTON CANDY: It you get sprayed in the face with this substance, your first thought will be "What the hell were you trying to accomplish?" and then your just grumpy and confused for the rest of the day. Say no more.

What QUOTE would be appropriate to sum-up this story?
'I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity' -- Albert Einstein.

As Captain Obvious once said -- A.K.A. our pal  J'onn -- "We need a Justice League", and that's absolutely true. 

I tell ya what, MMH, Animal Man hear has a great plan up my sleeve. I'll assemble Justice League Canada sometime in March (cuz who doesn't have their own Justice League, right?). You hold out getting your ass kicked constantly until then. We'll swoop in, with better writing, art, the works, and then Canada will get the recognition it deserves.

I'm now off to go recruit Canada's mightiest heroes: Moose Knuckles, Super Syrup, The Mounty, Oh Canada (world's greatest and most dangerous hockey player), and everyone's favorite, Muscular Beaver WHOOSH!!

Hey! That’s enough rambling from me. Go grab this issue and tell me what you think. Animal Man, out!