Sunday, December 20, 2009

From the Big Box: Steverino's Random Read

Hey, Everybody! It's android time.
I, STEVERINO have reached into the
Big Box and pulled out the strange and very slick:

Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Vol 1, No 1, April 1996
Published by Marvel under the AMALGAM banner
(That's DC meets Marvel folks)

Writer:Chuck Dixon  Penciler:Cary Nord  Inker:Mark Pennington  
Lettering:Richard Starkings/Comicraft  Colorist:Steve Buccellato

That's a lot of credits. Well they deserve a lot of credit.
Fantasy or not this book and story line was outstanding.
I'll focus on this comic for now.

First off Amalgam Comics combines the best of the 
DC/Marvel heroes and bad guys.

It seems that the Green Skull (Lex luthor+Red skull)
is finally cornered by Bruce Wayne and his army.
Wayne has risen to the top of S.H.I.E.L.D. at this point
and wants revenge on Green Skull for knocking off his parents
who were also agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. years ago.
Sergeant Rock and Nick Fury who head the force can not stop him
so they back him up. 
Unknown to Bruce we've already seen Skulls daughter (with Lois Lane) 
Selina Luthor as Madame Cat (Cat Woman+Viper) kill him to take power and lead the evil HYDRA group. Hail HYDRA.

The war is in fact on.
Wayne, Moonwing (Nightwing+Moon Knight) and
Black Bat (Batgirl+Black Cat) leave a paralyzed
Tony Stark to man the helicarrier
and go off to kick some butt. Wayne doesn't make it. He's instead knocked out of the air by a crashing jets
explosion leaving Moonwing alone
(I guess Black Bat stood by and watched)
to fight off old friend Jason Todd now known as
Deathlok (Robin+Midnight).
He can't so Fury and Rock shoot Deathlok from the air
killing him... again. 

In the back no less. Ouch. By the way, Green Skull activated
 the Planetsmasher program some time before he was killed.
While this goes on Wayne meets Nuke (bane+Nuke of Earth-616)
and yes he screws with his venom supply and wins...again.

Knowing the tell-tail signs of this weapons activation Bruce chides
"We see this through to the end." They know the weapon is going to the critical point and do in fact reach the control level.
Girl hits man with whip, man grabs whip and flings girl
 into computer bank. KRAASH.
"Show me how to shut this weapon down." Grunts Wayne.
"HAHAHA! I can't! No one can! Isn't it rich?" smiles Selina.

Fury, Rock and yes GREEN SKULL look on helplessly. Oh my.

Clap. Clap. Well done Amalgam. This was so much fun.
From the cool new/old heroes
to their costumes to a one shot story-line
that gives us a past that never was and a present that would be very
interesting indeed.  I loved the whole idea.
Look at the scans. Oustanding artwork.
It's a comic book line designed to give us
a mind break from the norm.
This android would like to see a revision of this line
with these two comic big boys working together again this century.

I must show you Baron Zero (Baron von Strucker+Mr. Freeze).

I have to say it. How cool is he?
This is the android known as STEVERINO chillin' out until next week. 


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