Obscurity of DC Presents: Ultra-bscure Book Club, Week 49 (November 26-December 2) --- MARSHAL LAW (CONCLUSION)!

Welcome, @ObscurityofDCClub and other members of the DC Community! Welcome to Obscurity of DC’s forty-ninth Ultr-Obscure Book Club! This week will be the conclusion of a three-week focus on…


Number of Issues: 3 (Please only read “Super Babylon” and Chapters 1 and 2 of “Secret Tribunal”)

Synopsis from dcuniverseinfinite.com: A New York Times Bestseller! In the spirit of JUDGE DREDD and the current hit series THE BOYS, MARSHAL LAW is a violent, satirical series about a futuristic law official charged with policing super-heroes gone rogue by any means necessary, all whilefighting his own self-hatred for being the thing he hates most: a super-hero. Featuring art by Kevin O’Neill, illustrator of THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, the centerpiece of this massive volume is the original six-part tale in which Marshal Law hunts down the Sleepman, a serial killer who is somehow connected to the popular hero known as The Public Spirit.

Now that that’s over with, here are some discussion questions:

  1. Gore is very prominent in the series. What roles do blood and death play in each issue? What do they represent? Explain.
  2. Marshal Law’s catchphrase (“I’m a hero hunter. I hunt heroes. Haven’t found any yet.”) is used in every issue. What are your thoughts on it? Does it have a deeper meaning, or is Marshal Law just bluntly stating observations? Explain.
  3. Similarities could be drawn between Marshal Law and a plethora of other DC characters. In your opinion, to which DC character is Marshal Law most similar? Explain.
  4. Do you see Marshal Law more as a hero, villain, or anti-hero? Explain.
  5. Of this week, which was your favorite: “Super Babylon” or “Secret Tribunal?” What was your favorite series in this whole three-week focus? Explain.

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