Todd & Joe Have Issues 05/25/17: Hitman #34 May25

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Todd & Joe Have Issues 05/25/17: Hitman #34

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Remember when Todd and I single handedly brought back annuals? Well, they all weren’t a bushel of oranges, because back in the 90’s, it would bring us stuff like Bloodlines. You remember Bloodlines, aliens invaded DCU Earth, bit a bunch of regular folks triggering their ‘metagene’ who became some of the biggest names in comics. You all remember Geist, Jamm and Sparx? No? How about Tommy Monaghan?

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Just a regular hitman who was given x-ray vision and limited telepathy and then became a capital H Hitman and was given a bunch of wacky adventures by Garth Ennis and John McCrea. This book was way more wild than most of what was going on in the DCU at the time, almost like it was separate, but that would come to a front with issue 34.

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I mistakenly thought this took place during the DC event Final Night but no, Superman comes to Gotham, looking for a sympathetic ear from Batman, but instead, gets more than he bargained for from Tommy.

Also, as a side note, this same year, 1993, Marvel also did a similar gimmick with introducing over 20 new characters in their annuals, but instead of an event tying them together, they came polybagged with a collectors card! All of those great Hitmaker, Face Thief and Wildstreak stories we would get for years to come!

Any discussion, thoughts, feelings, criticisms of this week’s selection can be placed below in the comments section. As well as suggestions about future choices for one shot issues to add to our list.