Rocky Mountain Con
October 25 – 26, 2014
Wizard World Cleveland
February 20 – 22, 2015
I SO should have seen that coming! Sneaky! I can respect that. Whoever thought it might be a propaganda film wasn’t so far off. Kudos. We are in the presence of deviousness. “We’re not worthy!”
when i read the second panel i thought worst insult ever.
For a second, I thought he was reflecting on how Baron Crossbones was dressed like a valet.
That would have been pretty funny. “Let the girl go! And then bring my car around; it’s the blue Ford.”
“And watch out for Balmung, the Green Lantern, Mjolnir, the Bottled city of Kandor, the Glaive from Krull, the Sankara stones, the Arc of the Covenant, Iron man Mark I and Magneto’s helmet and the bag of Cheetos in the back seat…your survival may depend on it…”
What, no cristal shard from “The Dark Crystal”? Or the Manderan’s rings? What about the book of the dead from “The Mummy”? The list goes on and on, but you get the idea.
It was the comics of this place also doubles as propaganda reads. Very comic book in appearance so that should have tipped us off. But then it is war and truth is the first to die.
We were basically mimicking real life with this comic book. During WWII, Captain America was little more than a propaganda delivery system. So in _The Specialists_, Captain Victory comics fill the same role, except that Captain Victory is a real person, and not just a character.
Y’know, you could bring in Hugo Danner from Philip Wylie’s “the Gladiator” in. He’s in the public domain, was active during WWI and after, and his power level is that of the Golden Age Superman, without the X-ray vision or pliable skin. Granted, you may want to stick to your own creations, but even DC and Marvel has had this guy in the spotlight.
This rings to me a lot like the storyline of the TV show Heroes.
But the parking… LOL and on the floor.
That was a great transition. Awesome update as always.
Just as the new “Capt. America” movie is a slightly different version of World War II so is this comic. In the movie is was a war within a war. Whereas here there is no limit to what can be involved in the general mayhem. And the tidbits you give us as the reasons the war continues in Europe. (I’m a sucker for parallels why I like “Sky Capt. and the World of Tomorrow” which has no Nazis (in Germany) or European war in 1939.)
Why do I get the feeling that Kid Victory and Old Man Victory aren’t really going to live up to their propaganda counterparts? >_>
Called it ^-^
Yep, good call!
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