LNH: Cover Gallery #i30
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[LNH] Cover Gallery #i30
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The cover shows a pleased and triumphant looking GAMER BOY, wearing
he Insanity Gauntlet and glowing with cosmic power. He has his
hands outstretched to direct the movements of a whirling swarm of
planets Earth that are floating before him.
Behind Gamer Boy is a surprised looking blue-skinned alien: the Elder
of the Looniverse known as the RACCELESTIAL TOYMAKER.
Gamer Boy exclaims: "It may be the case that cosmic forces have set
in motion a Crossover Event, and that alternate Looniearths are
about to collide with each other.
"And you, Toymaker, may have decided to hold another gladatorial
combat between superheroes to decide which Earth would survive in
a knockout tournament.
"But I, Gamer Boy, have decided to play another game! By twisting
the Earths around each other as if they were parts of a four
dimensional puzzle, I will keep *any* of them from colliding - and
they will all survive!"
The cover blurb proclaims: The Legion of Net.Heroes has no patience
for your "Only one shall survive" defeatism.
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Authors notes: The cover is a reference to the two current story Events
from both Marvel Comics and DC Comics, where in the one way or another
superheroes have been set up to fight each other to see whose universe
will survive. This is more a reference to the Marvel's 'Incursion'
than to DC's 'Convergence', although the notion of outside observers
setting up combat for their own entertainment is common to both.
The RACCelestial Toymaker is an Elder of the Looniverse obsessed with
games. He's a mashup of the Marvel's Grandmaster (an Elder of the
Universe obsessed with games), and Dr Who's Celestial Toymaker (a
generic cosmic entity obsessed with games). I'm assuming he looks
like the late actor Michael Gough done up in blueface makeup.
Saxon Brenton University of Technology, city library, Sydney Australia
saxonbrenton at uts.edu.au saxonbrenton at hotmail.com
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