Daily Archives: August 8, 2011

A Compromised Position

Flashpoint #4
Writer: Geoff Johns
Pencils: Andy Kubert
Inks: Jesse Delperdang
Colors: Alex Sinclair
Letters: Nick J. Napolitano
Cover artists: Andy Kubert & Sandra Hope (regular)/Rags Morales (variant)
Editor: Kate Stewart & Rex Ogle
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $3.99 US

I was covering a criminal case recently as part of my regular court beat for the daily newspaper for which I work when a particular offender’s behavior caught my attention and made for a good story. It was already an interesting story — a cabbie had been convicted at trial of sexually assaulting a drunken fare — but his appearance (actually, his refusal to appear in court) for his sentencing hearing added to the drama. It seemed as though this man just couldn’t accept recent developments in his life, so he simply refused to acknowledge that his life had been altered (due to his own criminal actions, mind you) irrevocably. His choice to refuse to deal with the recent developments in his life just made things worse. One might perceive that he seemed to take a stand on principle, but there comes a point when principles conflict with harsh realities.

And that got me thinking about Flashpoint #4.

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