Silk Spectre #4...

Interesting that this took almost three months to come out. The art is pretty detailed (albeit still that shitty Arthur-Adams-does-Archie flavor), so maybe it's Amanda Conner's fault, but it's also possible that DC was just trying to stretch this thing out. Who knows. Anyway, it's the end of the "Laurie runs off to San Francisco" arc, so I'm thinking this is the last issue. I can't remember how many issues this mini is supposed to be. Some were four, some were six.

Several variations on the nine-panel grid: leaving the borders off for flashbacks, doing six across for fast action cuts, overlaps for montages.

In the final showdown with Frank Sinatra (the guy behind the drug plot inducing kids to buy stuff, which was the same plot as the Josie & The Pussycats movie, by the way) Laurie gets the smiley face blood spatter on her own face, then loses the movie boots when she stabs Sinatra in the jugular with one of the heels.

Secret origin of the Watchmen-era costume, reference to the "Gold Bear" candy a year before it came out in America, and it all ends with... anybody? anybody? Yep, the Crimebusters meeting revisited. Again. The final splash page is kinda weird: Laurie and the cuddliest rendition of Doctor Manhattan ever, seen across the lap of Eddie Blake. Bizarre.



Alt cover by Bruce Timm, who we already knew was an unoriginal wank.
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