Jul. 22nd, 2011
When last we left our Merry Metamutants, they were... well, not doing too well.
Sad to say, after a timeskip of unknown length, they aren't actually doing better, but in fact worse.
( That's great/ it starts with an earthquake/ birds, snakes and airplanes/ (and Lenny Bruce is not afraid)... )
CosmicBookNews has the preview of Wolverine/Deadpool: The Decoy.
*Fair warning, I'm jumping straight into the glorified nude scene.
( Somebody's rocking my dreamboat.... )
Today is the premiere of the film of Captain America and I think it will be fitting for today to post several posts related to our beloved Captain. This will be my first entry of several more to come. Right now we will witness the rebirth of the Red Skull.
( The Red Skull Reborn )
The low-down on what brought Helena Bertinelli's brief career as Batgirl II to a swift end. All I have to say is poor girl never really got a fair chance.
From No Man's Land Vol. 2 TPB: 20 pages out of 206, and from No Man's Land Vol. 3 TPB: 2 pages out of 206.
( First things first, she actually DID try to do things HIS way. )
But then, from Batman's POV: "You made three mistakes:"
( First, you failed to stop Black Mask from reaching the Clock Tower. )
( Second, you failed to protect our turf. )
( Third, you followed me when I ORDERED you NOT to )
Next time: the WTF conclusion to Helena B's loss of the Batgirl gig, with bonus commentary from Barbara Gordon/Oracle herself. (Helena B!icon is glaring at you Batman and Babs!)
Though it seems everyone but the former's creator's explicitly identified the latter as inspiration, it's obvious when you take a very general summary of them both: two aliens, one a hunter and one his murderous prey, come crashing down to Earth. Far from humanoid, they co-opt human bodies to continue their interplay.
The differences in Tadano's adaptation keep that generality; Clement's amiable islander protagonist becomes a withdrawn city-dweller whose relationship with the hunter is much more reluctant. Their search for the other's host is much less of Tadano's plot than it is Clement's; of the former's four 100+ page volumes, only the first's really dedicated to that (in fact, it's pretty much all of Clement's; after that, stuff diverges, but in a very natural way.)
Without the suspense of who the hunter's opposite's influencing, 7 Billion's free to go ahead and reveal that unlucky in the first chapter, then depict their merger. And so we also get to see a little more of the prey than Clement showed us, and boy is it a piece of work, as is the subplot.
(Several scans from six 20+ page chapters in a 150+ page volume.. oh, and a couple of pages of folks getting some rather arterial deaths.)
( In a good way, of course, like our protagonist's relationship with the hunter. )
Greetings, True Believers! Corporal Chocochuy reporting for duty as well as sporting a new avatar!
So far we have seen the rebirth of the Red Skull as well as Cap and Bucky fighting a Japanese Vampire. Right now I have decided that we need to see some of the romance that has been part of the life of Captain America. I am proud to give you one of Cap’s dangerous date with Betsy Ross. Enjoy!
( Cap's Dangerous Date )
( Anyways Time for some Kamen Rider Spirits )
11 pages from a 33 page chapter
Next Week: General EVIL shows us his Spider form and his true evil plan, a real fight scene with Rider 2 and the knowledge that Rider Kicks can indeed solve all of the world's problems.