Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Profile: Looker

Emily (Lia) Briggs, Looker
First appearance: Batman and the Outsiders #25, September 1985

Current status: she was last seen in Infinite Crisis #7, and it's unclear whether she survived.

Was subjected to the following act of discrimination: in 1993, during the time that the Outsiders had been revived, Lia was bitten by a vampire and turned into one herself. As far as I know, she may still be a human vampire, and still does have a bite mark on her neck.

What’s wrong with how this was done? As much as I admire the work of Mike W. Barr, if he thought he was being clever with that step, he wasn’t. It was pointless, and, as was the case with Halo, just a mere step in deconstructing the Outsiders team.

Was there anything good to come out of this? Only the fact that she’s still more or less alive (or is she?), and it’s thus possible to make some much needed repairs. She later left the vampire coven she'd spent time with, becoming a TV host on a fictionalized program called "The Scene" along with Vicki Vale and Linda Park West. So the question now is – will she be turning up in the pages of any DC title in the forseeable future? Because after what happened in Infinite Crisis, it's to be wondered if she was given the shaft again.


At 10:19 AM , Blogger Greg said...

The only experience I have with Looker is when she guest-starred in Detective 604-607. I thought she was such a neat character. Wouldn't it be nice if someone took an interest in her and brought her back? (Of course, knowing DC these days, they'd just kill her.)

At 2:19 PM , Blogger Avi Green said...

And there's a great deal of story potential, even tongue-in-cheek, if they brought her back again!


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