Welcome to the second meeting of the Characters of DC Club. This month is a special one because Crisis on Infinite Clubs, celebrating both the CW’s COIE crossover and the COIE comics, is upon us and the skies are flaring red all across the DCU Clubs. For more information of that please feel free to click this handy[Crisis on Infinite Clubs] link for all the details and join in other clubs events. Now while some clubs have already had the Crisis pass over them we are now in full red skies mode so watch out for falling debris!
This month is also special because of a change of schedule for our club. Instead of having our discussion on the third week of the month this time around we are going to have a weekly discussion during this special event.
Every week this month we will be reading stories that feature the second Pyscho Pirate: Roger Hayden and discussing his character in general, his involvement in Crisis on Infinite Earths specifically, and some extras for those that can’t get enough of this villain of the month and member of the Secret Society of Super Villains. Let’s get this party started!
Here’s a chronology of appearances of Roger Hayden who was the second Psycho Pirate. Just in case you want to read more about the character outside of the issues below.
Here’s also a wiki link with some details about the character.
Additionally here are some links to summaries of the two earliest stories to feature him since they have not yet been digitized for our reading pleasure.
Showcase #56 Showcase #56 - Perils of the Psycho-Pirate! (Issue)
The Specter #5 Spectre Vol 1 5 | DC Database | Fandom
Now to club business:
Here is the schedule for the month along with the titles that we’ll be covering each week
2019-12-02T15:00:00Z → 2019-12-08T06:00:00Z [All Star Comics #65-68]
2019-12-09T15:00:00Z → 2019-12-15T06:00:00Z : [Justice League of America (1960] #195-197] (linked the first issue but it should take you to the other two after reading the first.) and [All Star Squadron #26] and [Annual # 2]
2019-12-16T15:00:00Z → 2019-12-22T06:00:00Z: [Crisis on Infinite Earths #1-12 and Fury of Firestorm (1982) # 41 Remember the reading order here is Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, then Fury of Firestorm #41, then the rest of COIE.
December 2-December 8
Hayden is the second person to take up the name of Psycho Pirate. This makes him a legacy villain. What do you think of the idea of legacy villains?
Hayden spent time in jail sharing a cell with the original Psycho Pirate, Charles Halstead, How much of an influence do you think the OG Psycho Pirate had on Hayden and his version of the character?
In these issues of All Star Comics we see Hayden manipulate both Green Lantern Alan Scott and The Flash Jay Garrick. Do you feel that both of them were to easily influenced by Haydan and that makes Pyscho Pirate OP or did you feel his powers were a match for both characters? Explain.
Speaking of powers how did you like his powers? Were they over the top? Par for the course for villains of this time period in comics? Interesting? Meh?
December 8-December 14
Other than getting a chance to put an end to his arch enemy Hourman, what do think Pyscho Pirate’s motivation was for joining the Secret Society of Super Villains?
Instead of immediately using the gift the Ultra-Humanite gave him to defeat Hourman Hayden decides to first try his usual methods. What did you think of this strategy? Also what did you think of the Psycho Prism
December 15-December 21
Since this week’s reading was a longer one for anyone who hasn’t already read COIE either with the DCUBC or in the past I really only have one question for you.
- What did you think of Psycho Pirate involvement in COIE?
December 22-December 28
Again since this was a longer reading I only have one question.
- How would you compare Psycho Pirates involvement in Infinite Crisis to that of COIE?
If you have been reading Tom King’s Batman run then you know Psycho Pirate plays a role in it. Where do you see his influence? Post panels if you like.
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Next month: An Archer’s Tale: The Life and Times of Roy Harper