Denver Comic Con
June 30 - July 2, 2017
Luke’s trying, he really is. But it’s hard to lead by example when you’re an inherently bad example.
Is Max giving a thumbs-up in panel 2?
I can see how you might say that, but no, it just happens to look that way.
I am higher up in the food chain. I can change my opinion whenever I like/have too. And don’t you dare come to me with stuff I previously said!
And in this case, it is not even a sign of bad management.
Luke did not really changed his opinion. He adjusted it to the situation. Hartmann has a long way ahead to sway sentiments. I guess the only one team member who *knows* that Hartmann has changed is Agnes.
He’s being as professional as, I think, he’s capable of being. The key difference between Luke and Henry is that Luke recognizes his weaknesses and tries to rise above them. Henry probably doesn’t see his behavior as a weakness and gleefully succumbs to it.
Is “…or shoot lighting…” an intentional misspelling? ‘Cos I’m wondering which is more awesome: The ability to take-out any light source with a single shot or the ability to launch lightbulbs at high velocity from one’s fingertips.
D’oh! No, that’s supposed to be lightning How did we miss that?
(Also, maybe a lighting-based hero would have a sword made from a florescent tube and a lasso made from a string of Christmas tree lights…)
Hah! I’d gladly read a comic featuring that hero’s (mis-)adventures, but what would their name be? hmm….
How about The Bulb, and the sidekick could be Filament.
he could lead a team named the luminaries
Together they shine the revealing light of justice upon the shady machinations of Dr Opaque and his Black-Out Brigade!
Would their symbol be the classic bulb shape, or those twisty, energy-efficient ones?
They could be some LED bulb variant. I mean, They have enough high tech stuff to warrant LED’s being made before they were in our timeline.
Light Emitting Diodes would save us an awful lot of wasted electricity we could actually start shutting down the more destructive power plants.
I think the earliest LEDs weren’t invented till the 1960’s.
Again, gauntlets that can throw lightning. LED’s pale in comparison to those in complexity.
Helical not “twisty” and this is in the 1940’s so…
“Allow me *enlighten* you, criminal scum!”
“Lights out, Dr. Evilness!” (punch)
“Holy halogen, Bulb! What do we do?”
I’d have a lot more where those come from, but I’m hungover from cold meds right now. (Yay, seasonal allergies.)
I don’t know. A Bulbcar. A Bulbputer. Would he have a Bulbcave, or would it be an Electrician’s Shack?
Got enough of those light jokes in the animated “Teen Tightens” the non joking one.
Yeah! And they can socket to the criminals! *turns off lights and runs like heck!*
That brought back an old memory of the ’90s cartoon “The Tick”.
Ah, the Tick. That was a great show.
Sounds like the Deadly Bulb is voiced by *Maurice Lamarche* been in the business at least since the 1980’s when he played Dr. Egon Spengler in the “Ghostbusters” cartoon and in the 1990’s in “Extreme Ghostbusters” cartoon.
Then maybe it should be Filament and the side kick bulb.
Actually they are one. Side kick, maybe Socket?
He can really lightning up a situation. Really bright too.
I have to say, I think I’m more impressed with Luke at this moment in a way than if he’d just changed his mind and accepted Hartmann. He’s working against his own feelings and prejudices for the good of the group. Even though he doesn’t like it, he’s doing his job anyway and he’ll keep the fact that he doesn’t like it from anyone but his superior. And Lady Liberty, of course.
Exactly. Luke wants to be a good soldier. More importantly, he respects General Hightower (despite his little outburst a few pages back), and wants to do right by him. Any time he fails at this, it’s not for lack of good intentions.
Of course, self-absorbed Henry is completely unaware of this. He’s probably thinking: “Oh boy, here we go. Captain Drunkard trying NOT to be total embarrassment to the uniform, while not having the guts to stand by his original sentiment and actually defending that Nazi fleabag. You’ll get yours, captain, just you wait. Then we’ll see who the REAL man is around here.”
Henry needs to go through basic training. Get that privileged self absorbed aspect of himself diluted if not removed.
Well, I’m sure many fans and readers think that Henry must endure SOME form of suffering.
as time goes on, I’ll be betting it’s a bit more than a measly “some form”.
I like Henry in panel 2: he looks exactly like the overgrown child that he is(the epitome of the absolute asshole). I also like how Luke is realizing the needs of his team over the desires of its people. He realizes that whether or not there is anything to Henry’s accusations, they are doing more harm than good. Henry, of course, doesn’t have that kind of awareness, he just wants to be the center of attention again. I wonder how Luke will cope with having to repeatedly stand up for Hartmann for the principle of the thing.
Army boot to the head?
Oh, don’t tempt me.
I imagine this actually effects Henry worse than it appears at first glance. He’s taken a lot of guff directly from Luke and the rest of the team for his attitude and arrogance, and is no doubt estranged from everyone else because of it. To have Luke standing up for Hartmann now… he probably feels like he was just told that even a Nazi deserves more respect than he does. Hopefully somebody figures out how to work around all of Henry’s problems, or his team skills are going to rapidly deteriorate even further.
_To have effect, this has to sink into Henry’s brain. I highly doubt it, judging from his reaction that looks more like childish obstinancy. Not being angry about making something wrong but being caught doing it.
_To redeem Henry a bit, it takes some strong story device.
_Making him see the wrong of his ways all so suddenly and changing him into a sympathetic and caring member of the team would be unbelievable.
_So I see a long journey ahead for him. One of pain, much pain and even more humiliation. Something like a belated Batman-moment e.g. witnessing his father die a gruesome death without ever getting a single good word of recognition out of him (“Even being in my final throes, I see you fail!”). Something that breaks him so hard, he must die, go utterly mad or being forged into something new – accepting it was Henry who hold himself back, Henry who did not attempt to get out of his victim role, Henry who could not forgive his father and move on.
_No money, no trophy cup, no fancy technical gear, no glory of war can help him. Not even rocketjumping Hitler-gonads.
_The day Henry defeats Henry will be his redemption.
_My guess on Henry is that he won’t see that day and live.
If they don’t kill you then at worse they will dissect you to see how you work. They like dissection, when you are alive and can feel it. SS psychopaths….some aren’t really doctors of any sort even with that white coat over their uniform. Just fanatics who are perverts and anti-intellectual to boot! They really like dissection, did I mention that?
That nazi vivisection guys are actual doctors and scientists doing real science – with every fuse for philantrophy removed, just using cold logic and curiosity. They seek no joy in killing, they feel no joy in pain and they don’t laugh maniacally. You can call them sociopaths, yes. But not pathological psychopaths. They are frighteningly normal outside their expertise. They are even greater evil than those hollywood flick monsters. Because they are real and think they are doing good.
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