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To complement [personal profile] glprime's excellent Amalgam Comics entries, here's possibly the strangest book they put out, in terms of out-there combinations:



Generation Hex was an amalgamation of mutant teen team Generation X with Jonah Hex and various other DC Wild West characters.



While robbing a train, Hex's team meets Trask's secret weapon.



Hex comes up with a plan to get the unrelenting Razormen off their trail. The plan involves the nearby malform-hating town of Humanity.

His team terrorizes the town, and Jono Hex shows up to "rescue" the townsfolk, under the guise of a dashing human gunfighter.



He gets hailed as a big hero.





After Hex and company leave, the Razormen arrive at town, still in pursuit.






publisher: amalgam, creator: adam pollina, creator: peter milligan

Date: 2010-03-21 06:30 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
I've never been able to figure out who the Marvel half of Johnny Random, and the DC halves of Retribution and White Whip are...

Date: 2010-03-21 06:43 am (UTC)
ext_415948: (Default)
From: [identity profile] james.huff.myopenid.com
The marvel half of Johnny Random is definitely Random: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Random_(comics)

I have no clue on the other two.

Date: 2010-03-21 06:49 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Thanks...no wonder I couldn't find him, I was looking in GenX member lists...

Date: 2010-03-21 07:10 am (UTC)
ext_415948: (Default)
From: [identity profile] james.huff.myopenid.com
I guess his ability to form his body into weapons and shoot bio-bullets made him a decent choice for a western-based book, but I don't think I've seen him even once in a GenX book.

Date: 2010-03-21 08:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Aurora, Northstar and Siryn were never in GenX either.

Date: 2010-03-21 12:18 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
But Banshee was.

Date: 2010-03-21 06:46 pm (UTC)
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Babs Gordon)
From: [personal profile] kingrockwell
Are you sure that's Terry and not Sean? He was one of the leaders on Gen X, after all. Though I'm not entirely sure who the DC half is there.

Date: 2010-03-22 05:53 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
As mentioned below, Madame .44, a western hero (of course).

The 'mental powers' aspect is odd (.44 is powerless), but I assume it's an application of the Banshee voice powers.

Date: 2010-03-21 06:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ladytimedramon
I'm going to have to go pull out all my amalgams...

in the meantime, I'm patiently waiting for the X-Patrol books :D

Date: 2010-03-21 11:22 am (UTC)
stig: "It Was A Boojum..." (Default)
From: [personal profile] stig
I recall the letters page making reference to a 'Previous' title called Weird Western Mutants In Love, a version of Black Tom Cassidy who could only explode Cactuses, and a certain Pow Wow Boom Boom Smith.

What might have been...

Date: 2010-03-21 03:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thanekos
well, Bat Trask automatically sounds more interesting than any given 616 Trask.

Date: 2010-03-21 03:28 pm (UTC)
dorksidefiker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dorksidefiker
Anyone else getting a High Planes Drifter vibe?

Date: 2010-03-21 04:20 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-03-21 03:31 pm (UTC)
seriousfic: (Emma "fucking" Frost)
From: [personal profile] seriousfic
Someone owns a brothel in an X-Men Old West AU and it isn't Emma Frost? I call shenanigans.

Date: 2010-03-21 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brandiweed.livejournal.com
Judging from her face and costume, I'd say she's Emma Frost crossed with DC's Silver Banshee.

Date: 2010-03-21 05:44 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Madame Banshee's the redhead. The one who looks like Emma (because she is part Emma) is White Whip. Madame Banshee is a cross of Banshee and Madame .44 (wife of Johnny Thunder - the DC half of Johnny Random).

Each character here is a combination of a Marvel mutant (or mutant related character) and a DC western hero - Banshee/Madame .44, Skin/Scalphunter, Aurora and Northstar/The Trigger Twins (with a random dash of Cinnamon for Aurora), Chamber/Jonah Hex (no doubt chosen just for the 'Jono Hex' name), White Queen/Whip*, Bolivar Trask/Bat Lash, Penance/Firehair*, and Random/Johnny Thunder.

* I finally managed to find a list of Amalgam characters which listed who got merged into these two. Although it seems to list the wrong Whip for White Whip, giving the WWII-era version, not the 19th century version. Rereading the book with a little more knowledge of DC's Western heroes (which this post prompted me to do) made Firehair a 'duh' moment, as Retribution's mentioned as being Blackfoot, and...well...you don't get much more red than her hair...

Date: 2010-03-21 06:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] foxhack
Wait.

What. o.o

Date: 2010-03-21 08:57 pm (UTC)
dorksidefiker: (Shipping)
From: [personal profile] dorksidefiker
Now this? This would have been an awesome ongoing series. Or maybe I'm just weird and harbor a perverse and unnatural love for Jono in any form.

Date: 2010-03-21 09:35 pm (UTC)

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