There have been a couple of times during the run of Hunter Black that I’ve been eager to post ALL THE PAGES, so you could see everything that was on the horizon, and this is one of those times. Will has really stepped up his game over the last few months, and I can’t wait for you to see what that means. (Of course, the downside of this is that I have to try and keep writing stuff that is worthy of the amazing effort he’s been putting forth. That’s good for you all, I guess, but a real bitch for me!)
So, I was thinking that I was gonna talk to you guys about how The Flash and Arrow are not prepared to yield the title of “Best Superhero Show Ever” to Daredevil just yet. This week’s Arrow was pretty good, and promises more goodness to come, and this week’s Flash was arguably the best hour of superhero television I’ve ever seen. (Poor Agents of SHIELD. They’re right at the top of their game…and they don’t even get a mention here.)
But instead, I offer you a woman who has entered “My Five,” those women out in the world for whom I would ask #Squirrel for a day off from marital bliss. Katrina Law kills as Nyssa al-Ghul on Arrow (pun…accepted). She gives one of the better performances on a show that is filled with pretty good performances, especially from the female members of the cast. (Slow clap for Emily Bett Rickards and Caity Lotz in particular.) She alternatives between deadly and vulnerable with amazing ease, she’s playing one of the cooler, lesser-known characters from Batman’s rogues gallery (created by fan of the comic Greg Rucka, too!), and perhaps most importantly, she effortlessly brings just a bit of diversity to the cast.
(I’m trying not to be horrified by the fact that she’s married. I could be on her Five, I suppose. Also, I’m deciding to ignore the fact that her real name is Joyce Houseknecht. [She’s half-Taiwanese, one-quarter Italian, and one-quarter German.] Joyce DeWitt is the only Joyce for me…but she’s not on my Five anymore.)
Picture above courtesy of elsolitariodeprovidence.com.