BOOSTER GOLD: —Tell me the truth, Scott — doesn’t she ever make you feel emasculated?
MISTER MIRACLE: Why would she?
BOOSTER GOLD: Well there’s the fact that she’s bigger and stronger and more macho than you are—
MISTER MIRACLE: Bigger and stronger? Absolutely. But when you know Barda the way I do, Booster… well, the word ‘macho’ never enters the equation.
Hearts in my eyes. THIS is why Barda and Scott Free are one of my favorite couples in the DCU. While Scott’s ‘She’s all woman’ quote may seem problematic, it is their partnership of physical and intellectual equals that shines through for the learned reader in this comment. Michael Chabon said it best, “In his company, in rare moments of quiet, she [Barda] doffed her armor, laid down her Mega-Rod, and made him a gift-both of them knowing full well its value-of her vulnerability, her sorrow, the pain of her childhood and youth.” Plus Ted expressing sub desires? Yes. This page is a win.