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They got 'em from the estate of his creator, Pete Morisi.

In 2012, they published a Peter Cannon series.

Co-written by Steve Darnall and Alex Ross, it consciously follows from the more well-known derivative: " I mean, the character in 'Watchmen' is based on this character. There's no two ways about it. But [Alex and I] thought, 'What if you took those traits and made them less of a plan and more of an instinct?'

" .. 'Suppose you never sat down and said "I'm going to save the world" as Ozymandias did. Suppose you just did something that happened to bring that about with no intention.' Well, then you have a choice. You can say, 'My work is done' or you can think, 'My thumb is the only thing stopping this dike from bursting open, and so this gesture is now and [sic] obligation.'
"

It opened on a dragon.





" Excuse me? "

" We'll be going live in about five minutes, Mr. Cannon.

" We'll see that you get a DVD of the entire newscast when we're done. "

" Thank you. I don't think that will be necessary..

" I know the story from here. "

Peter remembered confronting the dragon when it appeared at the United Nations building in New York.

' In a perfect world, you avoid violence.

' When you cannot avoid violence..

' You at least avoid getting hurt.

' And when you are attacked..

' You must use all of the tools at your disposal to end the battle.

' If the opponent is big enough..



The mystery man, " Thunderbolt ", soon revealed himself to the world as Peter Cannon.

He established himself as a voice against " violence and environmental destruction ", a self-help author warning against the vengeance of the Earth, which he claimed the dragon'd been.



(That last box's a lead-in to figures from the American military and business sectors reacting to Peter's line on things in exactly the way you're thinking.)

After the interview, Peter went backstage.

" I must say I'm impressed. "

" Hm-?! Oh! "



Currents in the world swirled around and near Peter.

He sat in his home, looking out.



(Tabu's a friend from the lamasery.)



(Pagecount's 7 of 22 from issue #1.

Art's Jonathan Lau, colors're Vincius Andrade, and letters're Simon Bowland.)

Date: 2019-01-09 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
I really liked Darnall & Ross's Uncle Sam. This looks very different, though.

I understand why, but I kind of hate Dynamite's marketing trying to tie Thunderbolt to Ozymandias in our minds. The Watchmen characters mostly aren't all that close to the Charlton Action Heroes they were loosely based on.

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