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More of John the Skrull! Now, I didn't do all his on-panel appearances, just some of my other favorite bits.

Scans from Wisdom #1, 4, and 6, and Captain Britain and MI:13 #1 and 3.

So fairies have been raising hell in Britain, and Pete Wisdom and a rag-tag bunch of magic users, aliens, and supersoldiers have been sent to find out what the hell is going on. A fight breaks out as soon as they cross over into the siege perilous, and John attempts (and fails, thanks to Tink) to quell the fighting by impersonating...

The issue gets fixed by...uh... interesting means, and many issues later, said rag-tag band of misfits gets to deal with a new problem. Namely, hundreds of alternate-universe Jack the Rippers popping out into London. While Pete, Maureen, and the techies attempt to figure out how it all ties in to a self-proclaimed Ripperologist, the others are sent out to deal with the assorted madmen. John gets the "Murders in the Rue Morgue" conspiracy theory Ripper.

As it turns out, the "Ripperologist" has a sort of low-level telepathy that allows him to 'contact' things that are fiction to us, but real to other worlds. And he uses Maureen's telepathic skills to bring some of those otherworldly to us. Martians, of the "War of the Worlds" variety, to be exact. Having suspected this was all going to go south, John's already contacted the rest of his former bandmates (as shown in a scan in a previous post that ain't mine) to join the fight against the new bunch of alien invaders.

And what could possibly be better than Skrull Beatles joining combat in their old Sgt. Pepper uniforms?

Admit it, you squeed a little.

Anyway, Maureen and Ripper-boy are brought before the head Martians, where we find out that Maureen's son will eventually grow up to be Killraven, a major pain in the Martians' asses, and part of the reason they wanted to invade our Earth so badly was to make sure that they'd stomped out all possible incarnations of their hated foe. Tapping into her brain to keep the portal open, they kill Ripper-boy (really, as much sci-fi as he was supposedly into, you'd think he'd have at least considered they'd do that), and Pete is later forced to kill Maureen in order to stop the Martians from winning.

By the next time we meet John, the other three Beatles have all been killed under the orders of MI:13's boss, who's been Skrull replaced. But really, the only scans I'm including from that series, since I already gave you his death scene, are more bits of his opinion on his former fellows.

Obviously, it ain't a very high one.

From issue #1:

And from issue #3:

And, thus, ends the primer on why John the Skrull is frikkin' awesome.

Date: 2009-06-09 09:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dorksidefiker.insanejournal.com
I wonder how many I must sacrifice to my dark lords to get John the Skrull brought back from the dead...

Date: 2009-06-09 10:45 am (UTC)
ext_395453: (Pete Wisdom - Backing Britain)
From: [identity profile] angelophile.insanejournal.com
"SUCK MY TITS, YOU FAIRY FUCKERS!" is still one of my favourite lines, well, ever.

Date: 2009-06-09 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenmask.insanejournal.com
Ah, Excalibur. <3<3.

I guess the Skrull Beatles are kind of fun. I do like it when people say luncheon meat.



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