Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Detective: Comics


I have been first and second.

I wake up in the morning and I see red.

I have hunted the deadliest of game.

I have done things I never thought I'd do in the name of queen & country.

WHO AM I?

23 comments:

Peter Velez said...

Roy harper?

BIG MIKE said...

Scott Summers

TJ said...

Mia Dearden?

Devon Sanders said...

Gonna have to say "no" to all, so far.

Thomas said...

Arthur Curry?

Devon Sanders said...

@ Thomas

Nope. :D

Graig Kent said...

I really don't unnerstand the first clue (something to do with legacy hero?), the second has to do with sleeping with a redhead, the third about hunting and killing a person and the fourth implying that their British and in her majesty's employ. Who is it? I have no idea.
Captain Britain? Union Jack? Moira McTaggart?

Devon Sanders said...

@ Graig

If you're confused, then my work is done.

Bill D. said...

I want to say Tara Chace, but the Queen & Country thing is way too blatant. But still, she was the second Minder One in the Q&C run, so she was first, second. She's a trained assassin, so she hunts the most dangerous game (if that is, as the famous short story implied, man), and yes, she does awful things for the safety of queen and country.

kingbeauregard said...

Black Canary has been first and second (both in terms of which BC and also which earth), and she probably does all manner of disgusting things for Queen. Is she known for contacting Babs Gordon first thing in the morning?

Devon Sanders said...

@ Bill D.

Not who I was thinking of but the reasoning's impeccable so I'll give it to you.

The answer's still out there.

Thomas said...

Dick Grayson?
First Robin
Second Batman
Redheads- Gordon and Starfire
Deadliest Game....?
Queen and Country- 95 Nightwing Miniseries

the HZA said...

Kate Spencer, Manhunter?

1) She's been first and second chair on prosecution, first Manhunter outside of the auspices of any Manhunter cult and second Manhunter cult renegade after her mentor. She's headlined her own book and been the backup in another.

2) Her costume is red. She also gets outraged at criminals who don't receive proper justice.

3) Man: the most dangerous game.

4) Has operated under Amanda Waller, the White Queen, and for the US.

Devon Sanders said...

@ The HZA

This character HAS been a Manhunter.

Grayson said...

Hank Henshaw

PJ said...

It's J'onn J'onzz. Sees red skies (on Mars), hunts man (Martian Manhunter, and tried to take down queens and kings (Checkmate) in the name of country (the US govt in 52)

Bill D. said...

Lana Lang?

Clark's first love, but second to Lois Lane.

She's a redhead.

She was a manhunter.

As for the queen and country bit, it depends how you look at it: she was wife of the Vice-President, eventual First Lady after Lex went cuckoo. But over in Superman/Batman, when she ended up as head of Lexcorp, she tried to keep stores of Kryptonite hidden from Clark at the behest of the government (IIRC).

Devon Sanders said...

Based on those last few clues, I could definitely see how you came to that conclusion. The first clue keeps this unsolved.

Devon Sanders said...

@ Bill D.

You nailed it.

Only when I referred to queen & country, you nailed the country part but many forget that once upon a time Lana was also The Insect Queen.

Devon Sanders said...

Seriously, next time, I'm doing prizes.

Peter Velez said...

That was a good one.

Devon Sanders said...

@ Peter

Thanks!

Bill D. said...

That was the toughest one yet, Devon. Keep these coming!