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That Mysterious Bloom: Day 28

February 28th, 2017

(by Len Wein and Terry Austin in Who’s Who in the DC Universe #3, May 1985) We’ve reached the final installment of this February feature, which means it’s time for some whys and wherefores. My interest in the Black Orchid was a long and slow-burning affair, born of a kid whose obsession with minor characters […]

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 27

February 27th, 2017

(from “The Mask of Matches Malone,” S02E17 of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, 2011) For all the attempts to improve the bloom, nothing can compare with the majesty of the original.

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 26

February 26th, 2017

(from “Jungle Work” by Len Kaminski Aluir Amancio, and Claude St. Aubin in Justice League of Amazons #1, March 2001) Despite the changes in coloration and form, some aspects of the original specimen have remained.

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 25

February 25th, 2017

(from “Y2K Bug” by Tom Peyer, Duncan Fregredo. Richard Case, and Dean Ormston in Totems #1, February 2000) “By God,” I said when I could speak, “he brought you an orchid.” “Brassocattleya Thorntoni,” Wolfe purred. “Handsome.” — Rex Stout, The Silent Speaker (This one is the handiwork of good pal Bully, who saved me the […]

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.

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 23

February 23rd, 2017

(from “William Hell’s Overture” by John Ostrander, Luke McDonnell and Bob Lewis in Suicide Squad #4, August 1987) A true black orchid is characterized by its deceptive elegance.

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 22

February 22nd, 2017

(from “Worlds in Limbo” by Marv Wolfman, George Perez and Jerry Ordway in Crisis on Infinite Earths #5, August 1985) Even the most unique bloom can be overlooked in an over-crowded arrangement.

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 21

February 21st, 2017

(from “The Day All Hell Broke Loose” by Gary Cohn, Dan Mishkin, Paris Cullins, Gary Martin & Bill Collins in Blue Devil Annual #1, 1985) The dispute over the specimen’s pedigree continues to rage among experts.

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 20

February 20th, 2017

(from “The Day All Hell Broke Loose” by Gary Cohn, Dan Mishkin, Paris Cullins, Gary Martin & Bill Collins in Blue Devil Annual #1, 1985) Be wary of less scrupulous types who claim purportedly supernatural knowledge about orchids and their pedigrees.

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 19

February 19th, 2017

(from “The Day All Hell Broke Loose” by Gary Cohn, Dan Mishkin, Paris Cullins, Gary Martin & Bill Collins in Blue Devil Annual #1, 1985) Be careful when placing orchids near creepers or other climbing plants.

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