http://ashtoreth.insanejournal.com/ ([identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-08-09 23:17

A Drinking Man's Tour of the Galaxy: Part I

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The comic book 'Nexus' was a space opera. The main protagonist, Nexus, dressed like a superhero, had powers like a superhero--but wasn't a superhero. Compelled by psychic dreams from the scifi future distant planet on which he lived, he was a murderous fiend to governments whose mass murdering heads of state he routinely assassinated, he was a hero to oppressed masses, many of whom followed him to his home for protection.

Judah Maccabee, an apelike alien quasi-bounty hunter who patterned his life after Nexus was one of his few trusted friends. Not having powers naturally, Judah has a sword that channels the power of a group of psychics that back him.

'Badger' was a comic book about a former Special Forces Vietnam veteran with multiple personality disorder and a few manias who ran around modern day Wisconsin dressed in a costume beating up rude people because he believed he had a mission from god. And god was a badger.

This is their teamup story, and one of the all-time greats. (Approx 4 pages from Nexus 5, 4 from Nexus 6)


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This is Judah Maccabee. An 'adjudicator' is a judge, I think. The 'Web' is the Earth-centric galactic society.

Boredom leads him to decide to embark on a drinking man's tour of the galaxy with his friend, Nexus. He harasses the normally brooding and workaholic Nexus until he agrees.

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They head for a space station bar called "The Black Hole". While sampling the beverages, they watch the act of a hilariator (future talk for 'comedian') named Clonezone. Nobody thinks he's funny, except--

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The crowd gets ugly and starts a brawl. Judah and Nexus defend the hilariator.

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That's Nexus' working outfit. Sort of like the Punisher unzipping his jacket. 'Basta es basta' means 'enough is enough', I believe.

Clonezone gets an offer of a gig as they escape, so he departs with thanks. The two men are on their way to their next destination, when..

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Moseying over to a take a closer look at a black hole when you're drunk is a GREAT idea.

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They go right through the black hole and down a strange, physics-defying wall.

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They finally get a good look at where they are.

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Next: The Badger!

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