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Talking With David '95



Writer: James Robinson
Pencils: Tony Harris
Inks: Wade Von Grawbadger
Letters: John Workman Jr.
Colors: Gregory Wright
Assistant Editor: Chuck Kim
Editor: Archie Goodwin

#5, March 1995
Talking With David '95

Jack finds himself, in costume, wandering a strange black and white world. He finds himself in a cemetery and sees David, dressed in his red and green Starman costume. Oddly, David appears in color while Jack and everything else is black, white and gray. Jack asks if he is dreaming or dead. David says he isn't dead or dreaming, but that he also is not going to tell Jack where they are because he promised he wouldn't. David says he can show Jack why he is there and then he attacks Jack. The two fight against each other for a while, trashing the cemetery in the process. The two then work together to clean up the mess. The two finally say good-byes to each other and apologize for how they treated each other in life. David goes but he promises to meet Jack again a year later. He also confesses to Jack that when he was alive, he never hated Jack and neither did their father. David says their father once told him why he never liked to talk with Jack or spent as much time with as with David: Jack's appearance and love of art and aesthetics reminded Ted too much of his wife. Finally, David confesses that he was jealous of Jack's being strong enough to be his own man and not just a copy of their father as David felt he was. With that, David flies off, leaving Jack alone in the grey world.




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