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T'is the new year and one of my resolutions is to once again post on this comm rather than just lurk about and bandy about a (hopefully) witty remark once in a while.

So, what kind of posting do I bring to you, scans_dailyers (scans_dailies? scans_daliants?) today? One with a rogue hero, a beautiful woman and a robot animal. A character recently rescued from obscurity, only to be consigned to Limbo again shortly thereafter.





Monark gives the frightened federal representative his card and is then introduced to the sheriff. Why is the Starstalker on this Mega IV outpost by the name of New Canaan? To track down murderer Kurt Hammer. Naturally, Monark will have to hand in his weapon while he goes and gets himself a hot meal. This naturally leads to a bar fight and Monark making the acquaintance of the lovely Ms. Goodfriend.

The two get friendly and Monark explains his origins: seven years ago, a rigger fleeing from hostiles through the core of a nova. His entire nervous system was fried. Picked up by a neutral ship, the 'technos' saved him by linking him to Ulysses, his android falcon.

How does that work? Well, we get an idea on the next page, after Kurt Hammer has made his presence known. We learn he's more than just a murderer, but that's all plot stuff. Either way, Monark chases after him.






The story ends in classic Western fashion, is all I'll tell you. All in all, good writing from Chaykin and art that fits the story well (if a little dark at times). In fact, it's just splendid art. Definitely a style that I wished Chaykin had stuck widt.
 

Seven pages taken from Marvel Premiere #32 (33 pages with ads). Writing and art by Howard Chaykin. Published by Marvel Comics. Scans by HaCsa-Grundy.

Date: 2011-01-02 06:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I recall reading a black and white reprint of this in a UK comic years back. I loved the idea of a guy with a relocated nervous system like this.

I'd never thought about it until I just typed that but it's sort of akin to Fantomex and EVA, no?

Date: 2011-01-03 12:00 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] werehawk.livejournal.com
Hey, this guy was just in Nova in the Fault!

Date: 2011-01-03 04:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
Yep! DnA really know their classic Marvel space heroes.

Date: 2011-01-03 08:34 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Ooh - nifty. I like Monark's look - it's vaguely similar to Grimjack's.

Date: 2011-01-03 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Space opera type of stories tend to cross-pollinate that sort of thing.

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