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| StoryTitle1 = From Gil'Dishpan... With Doom!
 
| StoryTitle1 = From Gil'Dishpan... With Doom!
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| Synopsis1 = As [[Invasion!]] strikes, the [[Alien Alliance]] attempts to get a foothold near the [[Arctic Circle]] by sending the [[Gil'Dishpan]] and their mercenaries as an occupying force. The [[Niles Caulder (New Earth)|Chief]] concludes that this is where the [[Doom Patrol]] is most needed, and the team suits up for underwater combat. Having been slighted by the alliance in his attempt to gain membership, their old enemy [[Garguax (New Earth)|Garguax]] joins forces with the Patrol... adding his team of Sirens to their forces. The battle is already underway when they arrive, and [[Orin (New Earth)|Aquaman]] is leading the [[Atlanteans|Atlantean]] army against the invaders. [[Dane Dorrance (New Earth)|Dane Dorrance]] and his [[Sea Devils]] are also present to contribute in the war efforts.
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[[File:Garguax 003.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Treachery of [[Garguax (New Earth)|Garguax]]]]
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In open warfare, the three groups of fighters clobber the alien infantry through close combat. It is a dire battle full of many close encounters, and the Atlanteans push through many enemy casualties. A large number of other creatures of the deep are persuaded by Aquaman to join the struggle as well. [[File:Aquaman Invasion 01.jpg|thumb|right|225px|[[Atlanteans]]]] Superior fighting and stronger teamwork turn the tides into superiority for the protectors of Earth, causing the Gil'Dishpan to rethink their strategy. They plan to activate their ship's fusion reactor, incinerating the heroes at the cost of their own troops in the field. The Sea Devils discover this deception while they are covertly attaching magnetic mines to the underside of the enemy craft. The heroes retreat to avoid the large blast, all with the exception of [[Arani Desai (New Earth)|Celsius]], who refuses to abandon her position. Still feeling distraught and distanced from her teammates, she is desperately proving herself by attempting to shut the engine down with her powers at all cost, determined to do what she believes she must. As the great blast explodes from the ship, she is engulfed in the explosion and dies. Rescuing her lifeless corpse afterward, [[Clifford Steele (New Earth)|Robotman]] confirms that she is indeed dead. The team does not understand why she needed to sacrifice herself, and are shocked at the senselessness of her death.
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Later, back on dry land after their strategic retreat, the Chief blames himself for not recognizing and diagnosing Celsius' mental disturbance that caused her to act this way. There is grieving for the loss of a friend. Although the fight is not yet over, their actions have disabled the Gil'Dishpan command ship. This would in fact have been impossible without the actions of Celsius. As a stand-off is called between the forces of Earth and the Alien Alliance, the team prepares for their next skirmish.
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'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
* [[Orin (New Earth)|Aquaman]]
 
* [[Orin (New Earth)|Aquaman]]
* [[Garth (New Earth)|Aqualad]]
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:* [[Garth (New Earth)|Aqualad]]
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:* [[Atlanteans]]
 
* [[Sea Devils]]
 
* [[Sea Devils]]
 
:* [[Dane Dorrance (New Earth)|Dane Dorrance]]
 
:* [[Dane Dorrance (New Earth)|Dane Dorrance]]
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:* [[Judy Walton (New Earth)|Judy Walton]]
 
:* [[Judy Walton (New Earth)|Judy Walton]]
 
:* [[Nicholas Walton (New Earth)|Nicky Walton]]
 
:* [[Nicholas Walton (New Earth)|Nicky Walton]]
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* [[Garguax (New Earth)|Garguax]]
 
'''Villains:'''
 
'''Villains:'''
 
* [[Alien Alliance]]
 
* [[Alien Alliance]]
 
:* [[Gil'Dan|Gil'Dishpan]]
 
:* [[Gil'Dan|Gil'Dishpan]]
* [[Garguax (New Earth)|Garguax]]
 
 
'''Other Characters:'''
 
'''Other Characters:'''
* [[Atlanteans]]
 
 
* [[Storm (New Earth)|Storm the Seahorse]]
 
* [[Storm (New Earth)|Storm the Seahorse]]
* The Sirens
 
 
'''Locations:'''
 
'''Locations:'''
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* [[Missouri]]
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:* [[Doom Patrol Headquarters]]
 
* [[Arctic Circle]]
 
* [[Arctic Circle]]
'''Items:'''
 
* <br/>
 
'''Vehicles:'''
 
* [[Devil-1|Sea Devils craft]]
 
   
   
 
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| Notes =
* The events from this issue take place between ''{{c|Invasion! #1}}'' and ''{{c|Invasion #2}}''.
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[[File:Death of Celsius 01.jpg|thumb|right|175px|Death of [[Arani Desai (New Earth)|Celsius]]]]
* [[Paul Kupperberg]] is taking advantage of ''[[Invasion!]]'' as an opportunity to set up the characters that [[Grant Morrison]], the next writer on the book, will want to use. As a result, in this brief period, [[Arani Desai (New Earth)|Celsius]] dies here, [[Scott Fischer (New Earth)|Scott Fischer]] is killed by the [[Gene Bomb]], [[Karma]] leaves the team, [[Lodestone]] falls into a coma, and the Negative Spirit leaves [[Negative Woman]]'s body. Morrison's run will begin in ''[[Doom Patrol Vol 2 19|Doom Patrol (Volume 2) #19]]''.
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* The events from this issue take place between ''{{c|Invasion! #1}}'' and ''{{c|Invasion #2}}''. Previously, the [[Alien Alliance]] invaded and set up their positions on Earth. [[Garguax (New Earth)|Garguax]] was booted from his regular position on [[Earth's Moon|the Moon]], and denied membership in the alliance.<ref>''{{c|Invasion! #1}}''</ref> At the end of this issue, a cease-fire is established off-screen by [[Superman (Clark Kent)|Superman]] for the duration of one day.<ref>''{{c|Adventures of Superman #449}}''</ref> The battle concludes later when the superheroes break the cease-fire an hour early, and this team ambushes the Gil'Dishpan... destroying their artillery quickly, and ravaging their infantry in open warfare. Aquaman's forces claim total victory, and the military operation here is the first complete success in the war.<ref>''{{c|Invasion! #2}}''</ref>
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* [[Paul Kupperberg]] is taking advantage of ''[[Invasion!]]'' as an opportunity to set up the characters that [[Grant Morrison]], the next writer on the book, will want to use for his lengthy run. As a result, in this brief period, [[Arani Desai (New Earth)|Celsius]] dies here, [[Scott Fischer (New Earth)|Scott Fischer]] is killed by the [[Gene Bomb]],<ref name="I3">''{{c|Invasion! #3}}''</ref> [[Wayne Hawkins (New Earth)|Karma]] left the team [[Doom Patrol Vol 2 13|earlier]] and will eventually die during a mission with the [[Suicide Squad]],<ref>''{{c|Suicide Squad #58}}''</ref> [[Rhea Jones (New Earth)|Lodestone]] falls into a coma from the Gene Bomb,<ref name="I3"/> and the Negative Spirit leaves [[Valentina Vostok (New Earth)|Negative Woman]]'s body.<ref>''[[Doom Patrol Vol 2 18|Doom Patrol (Volume 2) #18]]''</ref> Morrison's run will begin in ''[[Doom Patrol Vol 2 19|Doom Patrol (Volume 2) #19]]''.
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* [[Arani Desai (New Earth)|Celsius]] is the first heroic casualty of ''[[Invasion!]]''. She will reappear with a [[Black Lantern Ring|power ring]] as a [[zombies|zombified]] member of the [[Black Lantern Corps]] during [[Blackest Night]], over twenty years later.<ref>''[[Doom Patrol Vol 5 4|Doom Patrol (Volume 5) #4]]''</ref>
   
 
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* The title to this issue, "From Gil'dishpan... With Doom!", is a play on the title of the James Bond novel ''{{WP|From Russia With Love}}''.
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* [[Niles Caulder (New Earth)|The Chief]] references the plights of a number of other heroes around the world. Specifically he mentions [[Wonder Woman (Diana)|Wonder Woman]],<ref>''[[Wonder Woman Vol 2 25|Wonder Woman (Volume 2) #25]]''</ref> [[Ronald Raymond (New Earth)|Firestorm]] and [[William Payton (New Earth)|Starman]],<ref>''[[Firestorm Vol 2 80|Firestorm #80]]'', ''{{c|Starman #5}}''</ref> and [[Raymond Palmer (New Earth)|the Atom]].<ref>''{{c|Power of the Atom #7}}''</ref>
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* [[Rhea Jones (New Earth)|Lodestone]] flirting with [[Garth (New Earth)|Aqualad]] is pretty funny.
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* The title to this issue is a play on the title of the James Bond novel ''{{WP|From Russia With Love}}'' by {{WP|Ian Fleming}}.
 
* Includes a rare [[Post-Crisis]] appearance by Aquaman's seahorse mount [[Storm (New Earth)|Storm]].
 
* Includes a rare [[Post-Crisis]] appearance by Aquaman's seahorse mount [[Storm (New Earth)|Storm]].
   

Revision as of 18:23, October 9, 2009

"From Gil'Dishpan... With Doom!": As Invasion! strikes, the Alien Alliance attempts to get a foothold near the Arctic Circle by sending the Gil'Dishpan and their mercenaries as an occupying force. The Chief concludes that this is where the [[Doom Pat


Quote1 When're we gonna get a crack at them little green meanies? Quote2
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Synopsis for "From Gil'Dishpan... With Doom!"

As Invasion! strikes, the Alien Alliance attempts to get a foothold near the Arctic Circle by sending the Gil'Dishpan and their mercenaries as an occupying force. The Chief concludes that this is where the Doom Patrol is most needed, and the team suits up for underwater combat. Having been slighted by the alliance in his attempt to gain membership, their old enemy Garguax joins forces with the Patrol... adding his team of Sirens to their forces. The battle is already underway when they arrive, and Aquaman is leading the Atlantean army against the invaders. Dane Dorrance and his Sea Devils are also present to contribute in the war efforts.

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Treachery of Garguax

In open warfare, the three groups of fighters clobber the alien infantry through close combat. It is a dire battle full of many close encounters, and the Atlanteans push through many enemy casualties. A large number of other creatures of the deep are persuaded by Aquaman to join the struggle as well.
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Atlanteans

Superior fighting and stronger teamwork turn the tides into superiority for the protectors of Earth, causing the Gil'Dishpan to rethink their strategy. They plan to activate their ship's fusion reactor, incinerating the heroes at the cost of their own troops in the field. The Sea Devils discover this deception while they are covertly attaching magnetic mines to the underside of the enemy craft. The heroes retreat to avoid the large blast, all with the exception of Celsius, who refuses to abandon her position. Still feeling distraught and distanced from her teammates, she is desperately proving herself by attempting to shut the engine down with her powers at all cost, determined to do what she believes she must. As the great blast explodes from the ship, she is engulfed in the explosion and dies. Rescuing her lifeless corpse afterward, Robotman confirms that she is indeed dead. The team does not understand why she needed to sacrifice herself, and are shocked at the senselessness of her death.

Later, back on dry land after their strategic retreat, the Chief blames himself for not recognizing and diagnosing Celsius' mental disturbance that caused her to act this way. There is grieving for the loss of a friend. Although the fight is not yet over, their actions have disabled the Gil'Dishpan command ship. This would in fact have been impossible without the actions of Celsius. As a stand-off is called between the forces of Earth and the Alien Alliance, the team prepares for their next skirmish.

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Death of Celsius

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