Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I always got a kick out of "initiation issues" in team comics. Like comic book weddings, bringing a new member on board a team never seemed to go without a hitch. It was interesting to see how the existing members would react to the new addition. Usually, the new teammate would have to step up and prove their worth by issue's end by overcoming impossible odds or their own personal demons. When I was a kid growing up and trying to fit in with various groups, it was nice to see that even superheroes could struggle to find their place and be accepted.