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That Mysterious Bloom: Day 24

February 24th, 2017

(from “One Thing Is Certain” by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean in Black Orchid #1, 1988)

The flower’s special allure resides in its aura of mystery. Take that away, and it may as well be a common variety weed.

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One Response to “That Mysterious Bloom: Day 24”

  1. Tristan

    I don’t know much about Black Orchid, but I know enough to know that ‘revealing’ her backstory is maybe the second-dumbest thing you could do with the character. The dumbest being deciding to retrofit her as lady Swamp Thing for no discernible reason beyond the name being also a plant’s name.

    That’s like giving the Phantom Stranger a definitive backstory and just lazily making it a well-known biblical figure…

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