Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Vigilante and Nova

 

This is the kind of oddball team up that I really liked to see as a kid. These are two heroes that I would have never put together, but upon seeing them in an action scene, I'd simply have to find out just what was going on.  

Time for another behind the scenes peek.  Vigilante's original partner in this scene had to be removed and replaced - not to mention his lasso... here's a look at the process:



14 comments:

Reg Aubry said...

Yikes! None of their powers are going to be of much help against ghosts! They might need to call in another team. Deadman and Brother Voodoo? Doctor Occult and Shaman?

I looked up the etymology of hoosegow (there's a word from our youth!).
It's from Spanish: juzgado, "court of justice".

Detective Tobor said...

in favor of a Court of Justice, from later in the story could come
Mr. Justice, also known as “The Royal Wraith,” was the superhero moniker of Prince James of England, who was murdered by rebels in the 18th century. His spirit remained trapped in the castle where the murder took place until 1940. The dismantled castle was to be shipped to the United States until a Nazi submarine sunk the ship on which it was carried, thereby releasing the spirit of Prince James. He assumed corporeal form as “Mr. Justice,” and his main nemesis was Satan himself. He first appeared in Blue Ribbon Comics #9 (Feb. 1941), and was created by writer Joe Blair and artist Sam Cooper.

Because ghosts are forms of energy, Nova might be able to affect them...even if only one at a time.

emsley wyatt said...

Ghost with knife looks like Lex Luthor.

Carycomic said...

@Emsley Wyatt: I concur. In which case, these might not be supernatural ghosts. But, rather, Earthling convicts experimentally exposed to a stolen Phantom Zone Projector! One that he reverse-engineered and partially modified so that these guys are transparent and intangible, but otherwise still present on this plane. But, how would the PHP have been stolen in the first place? And by whom (assuming Luthor has been in prison all this time)?

My money would be on someone who Nova once helped the first incarnation of SHIELD in his original 1980's mag. Someone who might also have been a one-time rival of Daniel "Short Stuff" Leong's maternal grandfather Lin Chou (WWII-era leader of the White Lotus Tong). The Yellow Claw!

Carycomic said...

@Ross: sorry! That should have read "...helped SHIELD defeat in his original 1980's mag." Evidently, YC is just as allergic to that word as DT.

Bob Greenwade said...

I'm with you, Ross; I'd want to see what brought these two together, along with how they worked together to handle the situation. That's what I love about mismatched team-ups like Ambush Bug and the Thing (which we saw back in the MTIO days, but would be quite welcome now since I don't think we've seen either character in a while).

@emsley & Cary: Now that you mention it, the inmate with the billy club looks a bit like The Mist.

Anonymous said...

@Ross: If you truly like doing unlikely combos, how about Archie-as-Pureheart the Powerful being fought over by Gas Girl and Life Lass of the 31st Century Heroes of Lallor?

Daviticus said...

@Cary: PHP?

Anonymous said...

#Daviticus: sorry. That should have been "PZP." One of those typos that make me wish I could get the H out of there. ---Cary

Carycomic said...

Testing, testing, 1-2-3!

Okay, I'm back on the air in a more preferred format. Which brings me to a more serious question. Will the Yellow Claw ever be used on a cover simulation here?

Anonymous said...

@CarycomicL if so, Ross will probably use the modern (aka politically correct) designation of "Tzu Jihua" (aka "Master Plan").

Carycomic said...

@Anon536: I can't shake the feeling I have a better chance of sooner seeing Six-Gun Gorilla on the Planet of the Apes.

Ken R. said...

Ah, this looks like one of those deals: The heroes' weapons will simply pass through these phantoms, but the knives, clubs and guns of the angry ghosts are still dangerous to the living good guys. Quite a pickle!

Anonymous said...

@Ken R: "Quite a pickle!"

Then, this looks like a job for...The Condiment King!!

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