I had a heck of a time trying to come up with a Crush of the Week this week! My pull contained some really fantastic titles so it was really hard to choose from. In fact, I’ll probably be blogging about the runners-up in separate installments of Pop Culture Sushi, because they are too fantastic not to write about.
As I had predicted, it’s the Silhouette who’s gracing this feature for the second time. From Before Watchmen’s Minutemen, Silhouette is just a total bad ass with a hatred of crime that won’t stop for PR meetings, BDSM loving superheroes, or bitchy co-heroes.
How does one become my Crush of the Week twice? Well, clearly Faith managed it twice in a row but, to be fair, I was reading a compilation of five of her books, so that helped.
But what makes Silhouette so damned impressive is that, against all odds, she is a hero. Period. She does not give a damn about the public agenda that the Minutemen are concerned with. She is there because she believes that they can do some good. You can tell in this issue that she is starting to have doubts as to the sincerity of some of her teammates, particularly Silk Spectre, who flat out dismisses Silhouette’s suggestion that the team goes after the child traffickers she’s been hunting down, but she doesn’t leave the team. She simply goes out to continue the fight on her own.
It’s her tenacity that draws me to her these two months. She’s been making this Before Watchmen venture worth it. She is so strong and fierce and every bit the hero that the Minutemen need. I feel like she’s who is going to hone Nite Owl into the awesome, honest, moral hero that he will end up being. These characters need a beacon in this dark world. Silhouette, my Crush of the Week, is it.