Sunday, February 11, 2007

This is... Wild Dog Week, Day 7!

This is the end of Wild Dog Week.

Seventeen years ago Wild Dog disappeared from the pages of comics. He vanished into the ether, and most forgot him. But last year Wild Dog returned. In one panel of Infinite Crisis #7 Wild Dog makes his triumphant reappearance in the DCU.

Leave it to Wild Dog to be the "go-to guy" when it comes to information about mystical happenings at Stonehenge.

And Wild Dog (incorrectly drawn costume and all) then disappeared again. He hasn't been seen since. I won't say that I'm surprised. Wild Dog may be something special, but he's also not what you expect to find at DC Comics. At first glance, he seems more like a Marvel-style hero. But if he were really a Marvel-style hero, I wouldn't be writing about him, would I?

No, Wild Dog represents the vigilante in his most primal form. Like the wild animal whose name he takes, Wild Dog is a force of nature, relentless and unstoppable. He breaks the rules, he breaks the laws. But he kills only so that others may live. He's the Jonah Hex of the modern age.

But maybe the world wasn't ready for that in 1989. Perhaps we're still not ready now. But there will come a day when the world is ready for Wild Dog. And I'll be right here to write about it when the time comes.

Yes, mark my words: Wild Dog will return. And when he does, you better lock your doors and run home to momma.

Especially if you're a terrorist in a Hawaiian shirt.

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6 Comments:

At 1:32 PM, Blogger Brett said...

Who are the villains that he and the firing squad a slaughtering there? Just curious really.

 
At 9:10 AM, Blogger CalvinPitt said...

I think the ones with the long hair is that group of crazy guys that attacked the Blue Beetle in Countdown. What were they called? Maniacs? I don't know.

 
At 9:50 AM, Blogger Scipio said...

Little known fact: Wild Dog and Phantom Stranger bowl in the same league.

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Brett, I don't think he really CARES who he is shooting.

But it is a shame that they aren't wearing Hawaiian shirts.

 
At 5:13 AM, Blogger Diamondrock said...

I'm pretty sure those are the Madmen (old Blue Beetle enemies, as Calvin suspected). The cowboy types in the middle *were* the Trigger Twins...

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger Centurion said...

Wild Dog is so wild, he wears his shirt backwards.

 

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