The Ray is back in the DC Universe and will be joining the Justice League of America. This one-shot issue serves as a new origin and a coming out story for the Ray, also known as Raymond Terrill. Grant Morrison re-envisioned the character as being a gay man in the Multiversity story and this translated over into the main DC Universe. Raymond has been absent mostly from the DC Universe in the past couple of years. This issue has writer Steve Orlando re-telling a great coming of age superhero story that keeps many of his basic roots from the former DC Universe while also re-imagining other aspects. Artist Stephen Byrne illustrates each panel great with an almost cartoon vibe coming from it. Great issue and spectacular way to usher in a character that will be deservedly part of a heroic superhero team in the DC Universe.
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I really enjoyed this issue. There was another Ray that had a min-series in the New52. I wonder if they’re going to just pretend it never happened or include him at some point. I really liked the nod to Agent Liberty from the 90s Superman comics with the Sons of Liberty. I wonder if Agent Liberty will come after Ray in JLA. This issue was very hopeful and positive. I think there’s a mystery about his real parents since his “mom” wasn’t too maternal. I hope they follow up on it in JLA.
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