Unreason entered Arrowette’s life at the same time that her innocence disappeared forever.
(Young Justice #15 USA: «Unstrung» (Unstrung) – Script by Peter David / Drawing by Todd Nauck)
During its first fourteen episodes, Young Justice was characterized by its healthy dose of freshness, tireless humor and lightness with dregs Garnished yes, with brilliance. Thanks above all to the premeditated and sly rebellion What would you expect from such a writer? multipurpose and versatile as Peter David has always been. Accompanied here by a Todd Nauck whose pencils were winning whole episode to episode as if it were -which it isn’t- the simplest thing in the world.
Although it is true that within the hyperactive pages of the comic series in question we found brief hiatus for the personal relationships of the main characters and some notes on teen angstit was not until the episode that concerns us when in a swerve for the memorywe were completely immersed in the indigestible depths of human misery.
Two men as hasty as armed run into a bosque with the purpose of be lost on the vastness of vegetation and achieve get away by one unpromising fate.
After finding a moment of peace and quiet in their flight they speak of having achieved evade the police. They also talk about having done something to a certain Marceyof one incriminating videotape what recorded and that, having lost it, will mean that they must leave town forever.
Unfortunately their conversation looks interrupted when they find a note dunk to a tree for a black arrow. The note says verbatim: “About ten seconds later than the next one.” They wonder what “next” he refers to the note while they hold it with their hand… when a second arrow hits it traverses and nail again to the same tree.
Surprised, they shout sheer terror looking up to find himself in front of a threatening Arrowette willing to hunt them down but how did it come to be? situation?
And what is more important: how Arrowette has changed his characteristic optimism by taciturna ira What did we find at that moment?
The sunset as a bad omen of rigor
The narrative starts behind to situate ourselves in the spring dance of Elias Schoolthe Institute who attends Cissie King Jones (Arrowette in their civil identity). They accompany you to the event Cassie Sandsmark (Wonder Girl), Kon-El (Superboy) y Bart Allen (Impulse).
What promises to be a vented entertainment for Cissie is diluted upon encounter with Marcey the woman we mentioned in previous paragraphs and who turns out to be the psychologist of the institute to which our protagonist also goes to resolve personal conflicts and that, taking advantage of the celebrationhas decided to approach get distracted a while.
Of the talk they both have it appears that something has happened to Marcey with his partner since when asking Cissie the reason you are no longer wearing your engagement ringshe replies that sometimes decisions are made on impulse and then conveniently decides to change the subject to avoid delving into it.
We return to the present hunting against the of the fugitives continue. Your paranoia is such that shoot at any sign of motion. First murdering still significantly what have the bad luck to cross his path and then accurately of chiripa to the branch in which it was Arrowettewhat lose your position and crashes to the ground, being in turn trapped by the branch when falling it is on top. staying at the mercy of criminals.
Again we jump to behind in the time. Cissie have session of therapy with marcey but before entering your dispatch listen to one heated couple argument. With no time to react, he furious boyfriend from the specialist leave the room with a slam swearing menacingly. In addition, we are witnesses of his identity: Turning out to be one of the two criminals that they will be harassed by the goalkeeper later.
When accessing the query Cissie meets Marcey apologizing for having to cancel the visit not being in a position to do so due to the row you just held with what had been your promised.
With his usual and positive character, Cissie He redirects the situation by saying that the guy is a jerk and that he did well getting rid of him. marcey nods revealing something that a priori seems like an exaggerated comment but that will be eerily prophetic: «I assure you that if I had had a weapon he would have shot me. That is why I am in favor of gun control«.
Gift: Arrowette narrowly escape criminals shooting a hornet’s nest for scare them but it ends getting bored when checking that the wasps they also attack her. blaming them for not discerning the good from the bad. Why does she trust to be good?TRUE?
Entomology and existentialism rarely harmonize
We return for the last time to the past. Cissie prepares to attend class after an adventure with his classmates Young JusticAnd. With up characteristic joyprepares to start another day until he meets a bleak outlook as little.
The Institute it’s found cordoned off by police. We see ambulances parked in front of the entrance, orderlies lifting bodies, patrol cars and television vans. Something big has happened. A shooting. Cissie hides behind a tree find out what you can. Occurring with the last thing that would have been seen: A Marcey murdered being placed in a body bag.
partly because of shockpartly because of his heroic instinctdecides to enter the facilities to be able to find a clue to take you before the guilty but, when peeking into the room where the security guards examine the tape that has fallen to the authors of the massacre during the persecutionis witness to the cruelty with which the one who was the promised of the specialist ends with this one. ending right then the innocence of our optimistic heroinewho runs out of Elias School willing to hunt to the makers of the slaughter in search ofJustice?
An uncomfortable reality in all its harshness
We return for the last time to gift. Arrowette manage to catch the accomplice of the ex of Marcey leaving in the hands of bear cub mother who has been murdered by his unpleasant fate. Then the more and more furious heroine He manages to corner the person directly responsible for what happened by shooting him with two arrows, one for each leg, and thus make him feel the way the woman must have felt. psychologist Before die.
Everything seems to work against homicidal suppliant except that, when shooting Arrowette the arrow that ends with the situation an expeditious way, Superboy appears by surprise and achieves before things get bigger.
Tragedy averted, the carefree hero talk to Arrowette telling him that he knows that even if he had not taken the arrowa goalkeeper from his experience there would be diverted shot at the last moment.
Overwhelmed, she cuts her partner short to enter alone in the dark of the forest
And, alone too, he wonders if he wanted deflect last shot o no…
…o if it matters the slightest.
Cover by Todd Nauck
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