MISC: GODLING # 50 The Return by J. Vandersteen

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Fri Jun 5 18:11:29 PDT 2015

On 6/5/2015 1:18 PM, Andrew Perron wrote:
> On Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 10:09:37 PM UTC-4, jvdste... at gmail.com wrote:
> <snip>
>> "I'm so happy you are willing to talk to the new Godling," Aphrodite tells
>> Quentin. "What made you change your mind?"
>>       "A person very important to me talked some sense into me," Quentin says
>> (Monica in the last issue).
> If you wanted, this would be the right place for a "See last issue,
> true believers!" caption box.

Though I appreciate seeing the word "Monica" in that footnote.

>>       There is a tap on the window. Brant looks through it. His mouth falls
>> open. There's a flying horse in front of the window with a bearded man on top.
> I gotta agree, that's a really good moment

Always a good way to introduce oneself to a superhero.

>>       "I heard you're not doing the job very well. Abusing your powers,
>> killing without remorse. That's not what being a hero is all about."
>>       "But it is fun," Mark says.
> He doesn't even try to disagree. I simultaneously hate Mark and love him???

Yeah, it's refreshing he doesn't go all '90s and say, "I do what needs 
doing!  ... Huh huh, I said 'doing'!"

>>      "If you think you were such a hotshot, why don't you take the job? Screw
>> those Greek fools," Brant says.
>>        Then suddenly Zeus is in the room, appearing out of nowhere. "WHAT did
>> you just say?"
>>         Brant goes, "Gulp."
> Heeheehee. I'm gonna say this is *definitely* in-character for Zeus.

Yep, though I'll assume he sort of cast a big image of himself riding 
the clouds or something.

>>      The Dark Monk holds the wishing jewel above his head. "First, make me as
>> strong as a god!" The muscles of the Dark Monk grow and he grows a full head
>> taller.
> I'm rather glad he didn't specify which.

Huh huh, Kid Review's talking about head.  8{D>

>>           "Freeeze!" Maitreya says, holding the wishing jewel in his hand.
>> Suddenly The Dark Monk is encased in ice. "I want your powers gone. Then, I
>> want you and your henchmen locked up in the center of the earth."
>>       With those words the villains were all gone.
>>       "Wow, that was easy," Godling says, slowly getting up. "It would have
>> saved me a lot of time if you could have used that jewel earlier."
>>       "I had to fight off some of The Dark Monk's henchmen for it. Thank you
>> for keeping him busy."
>>        Godling shrugs. "That's kind of the thing I do. Again."
> Okay, that's a rather nice resolution. <3 Unexpected teamwork is
> always nice, and so is the person who the villain took power from taking
> it back.

Might have been a good moment for the ruler of the Buddhist afterlife to 
toss in some Buddhist philosophy, though.  After all, desire is only a trap.

>>      "What are you doing here? I thought you guys were all done with me?"
>>       "Not entirely. You did some things right. And some of us Olympians like
>> your style. You can still be a superhero if you want. Using this." With those
>> words Ares hands Brant a classic theatre mask. "Wear it."
> Oh man. I like rival heroes operating under different moral codes
> evenmore. :D This is a *very* good resolution.

And it's refreshing to see the ex-Godling not flying around with Godling 
powers.  But really, *Ares* delivering a *theatre mask*?

Oh, and the Hyper-Piper of Hypergaard asked me to say, he saw this 
ending coming.  But hey, in a classic comic, how could it not?  (Just 
wait until I get *substitute* Powernauts rolling some day!)

All in all, a good return.

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

When you *are* the leader... whatever goes wrong... whether you did it
or not... *you* are held responsible. - Barack Obama

I know. - Archie Andrews

- from Archie #617, March 2011, scripted by Alex Simmons.

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