Denver Comic Con
June 30 - July 2, 2017
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Man, you can almost feel Loewe’s head going like “I wasn’t really taught to think, but if I don’t start thinking soon, this might be the end of me”.
Welcome to deep water, son.
Beep Boop, son. Beep. Boop.
“You know, my brother might have had a point.”
Well, we can dream. He might think that at some future point even if not now. . . but I’m not holding my breath waiting. (Even if I do turn a very pretty shade of blue.)
Really love seeing this new side of Magda. She’s really distraught at seeing her dead comrade and even at the Baron’s fatigue–maybe she’s not quite so grimdark as she likes to pretend.
Most of Magda’s angst comes from jealousy and possessiveness of the Baron. So when he is hurt, she can muster genuine emotion. (If Reiner had been a woman, and therefore a potential rival for the Baron’s affections, she probably would have reacted much differently to the sight of the body.)
Well, that solves the question where that atom bomb ended up as well. Nasty! Must have nabbed it from the plane before they had time to drop it. Glad even the Baron’s power have some limitations though. It also explains why he does not teleport straight into the white house for a “friendly” visit.
Yeah, we had to identify a couple of limitations to the Baron’s power, or else it didn’t really make sense that the Nazis hadn’t conquered the world yet!
Either that or it was falling and everyone was like “OH SHIT OH SHIT” and he panic teleported it somewhere where it could safely explode. More likely that he knew about the plane and stole the bomb, but didn’t realize how heavy the thing was.
Had a good chuckle at visualizing “OHSHITOHSITOHSHIT” with an atomic bomb slipping through his grasp.
Good. So far it seems the Baron CAN’T bring his minions back to life. Hopefully he doesn’t discover some new artifact or power of the orb that lets him do so.
The Baron was obsessed with the idea of resurrecting the dead in his early experiments with the Orb. The closest he got was Ingo “Geist” Rosenheim, whom he was able to restore to a sort of ghostly unlife. He can also reanimate corpses temporarily with little effort, as we’ve seen. But he was never able to actually restore someone to life, and eventually he abandoned the effort.
I just had to chuckle at Geist’s family name. Rosenheim is not the kind of name you’d expect from a Nazi – but on the other hand, one of the most vile hatemongers of the NSDAP was a guy named Alfred Rosenberg. I think most of his family’s are missing to this point.
There is a whole county of Rosenheim in Bavaria. But you are right. A lot of jewish names were losely translated into german by putting together simple words. My favorite german game show host in the 70s and early 80s was Hans Rosenthal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Rosenthal) who sports such a typical german-jewish name. I’m not a fan of german television but I was very sad when Little Hans died of cancer.
So is he keeping it as a trophy, or does he have other plans? He doesn’t exactly have it on display. 🙂
What IS it about supervillains and their nervous tic of always keeping around on display the thing that’s eventually going to destroy them?
Of course, a Chekhov’s Gun does not tell us where it will ultimately be pointed. This story still seems relatively early in it’s life cycle, or seems to be – we can’t be sure it could be undoing, and not his tool…
a key to many supervillians is that they are deeply insecure and desperately trying to hide it. so they do stupid ill advised things to show how confident and secure they are by extension this is why villains frequently don’t finish off their nemesis when they have the chance. It isn’t enough to win, they need their foe to admit they’ve one.
Oh God, I can see her handing this job to the secretary will glee and saying something like “Clean this, fraulein, and think about how this could you.”
On a side note…
Adam Warren is the Awesomest Human Being EVAR!!
I went to the Emerald City Comic-Con on Sunday and, among other things, got Adam Warren (of Empowered, Dirty Pair, Bubblegum Crisis, and Gen 13 fame, among others) to sign my two deluxe hardcover volumes of Empowered this weekend. I also bought some stuff from him (an Empowered sketchbook promising “Extra Sketchiness” and an oversize sample collection with unbelievably awesome title of “Giant-Size Kung-Fu Bible Stories”(tongue-so-firmly-planted-cheek-that-it’s-inconceivable). Anyway, either while I was pulling my hardcovers out of my backpack or putting them back in alongside my new purchases, he went ahead and signed THE STUFF I HAD JUST BOUGHT WITHOUT ME EVEN ASKING!! I didn’t even notice this extra signage until I got and felt like an asshole for not thanking him for it(he probably didn’t take any offense, but I still felt like a jerk). So, to help assuage my probably unnecessary guilt I decided to sent the previous to a number of my frequent sites!
Fave Comic-Con T-Shirts:
1. One with Buffy the Vampire Slayer on it next to the words: “…and then Buffy staked Edward. THE END”
2. One with Edward being attacked by The Count from Sesame Street, and The Count saying, “REAL VAMPIRES don’t sparkle. Ah, ah, ah, ahh.”
3. Bowling jersey-style shirt for “The Wesley Crushers” that inspired some good-natured groans.
4. Faux beer label one advertising “Admiral Ackbeer” with the aforementioned Mon Calamari exclaiming, “It’s a Trappist!”
Just noticed that Panzer was just knocked out from the explosion that teared down the whole laboratory. And now he’s back to his feet. One tough guy.
Being made of solid, living metal ain’t too shabby!
He should be tough – after all, he’s built like a tank.
Interesting tarp back there…
Oh god, Leowe’s going to end up with that sword, isn’t he?
Just a thought, but I doubt that will be good for anyone if he does.
‘You can have the Dead guy’s room, welcome to the team, perform well or we’ll rent out your room to the next guy in line.’
Some Nazis were fanatical like the Baron for real, just like that. To the max.
Panzer doesn’t have much personality, does he? But Der Arier certainly has a world-class sneer.
“Nothing like a good sneer to dry up conversation”
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