LNH/REVIEW: The Tribulations of Kid Review Special: Powernaut 1988
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Fri Oct 4 12:23:42 PDT 2019
Kid Review is sitting on a big pink couch on the ReviewSat. Behind it are rows
and rows of big jars with various cosmic supervillains stuffed in them.
"...and the RACCelestials were just like 'yeah enbro, we'll just leave all our
crap at your place for the weekend'?" says Writer's Block Person, looking away
from the camera. "Sheesh, what jer--"
"Shhhhhh, we're on-panel," murmurs Kid Review with a frozen smile.
"Oh crapbutter!" Writer's Block Person dives down behind the couch, and Kid
Review sits up straight.
"Well hey there, lovely readers! I'm trying to get back on my bullshit, and the
best way I can think of is by reading a story I've neglected and reviewing it
all at once!"
"Hey," says Writer's Block Person, popping up from behind the couch. "the last
Review Special was Powernaut 1987! What gives?"
"Well," says Kid Review, shrugging. "the thing is, I'm a basic bitch who knows
what gives my brain some easy bursts of motivation, and the Powernaut comics are
"So, Powernaut 1988. This is a much deeper dive into Superhuman World continuity
than 1987 was, going right back to - I believe - the conclusion of the very
first of Scott's original 'Me in the Marvel Universe' fics, and connecting it to
the overarching narratives of the Powernauts and their enemies and allies. You
should also definitely read 1987 first, as this picks up just where that left
off, with Auge von Shaitan and the head of the Infrared Sunbreaker Choir. (Side
note: I really like the difference in styles between CGI 1987 Sunbreaker and
traditional 1988, with the colored lines and everything. Both are Rad.)"
"Wyatt Ferguson, Scott's WC, fuses with Ghost Ri-- er, the Spectral Torch, and
starts GHOST HACKING. Jeff Goldblatt, AKA the Powernaut, is summoned by SOS, a
former WWII-era sidekick who now has an *amazing* fashion sense, no lie."
"And then... oh my goodness. Oh my *goodness*. The banter and interactions
between Wyatt and the Powernaut! The tiny Sunbreaker! 'I'D RATHER DIE! Or go to
Wyoming.' Astounding! Hilarious! Fun!"
"I really enjoyed this colorful romp, and it really did help my brain get back
in Fun Mode. Go read it if you need bursts of delight!"
"Oh, nice!" says Writer's Block Person, standing in front of a broken jar.
"That's exactly what I need... because I'm being devoured by GRADIVUS, SPECTRE
OF INNER DESPAIR!"
"oh ffs" Kid Review leaps up and releases bolts of Review Force energy into the
swirly gray-blue blob threatening to overwhelm Writer's Block Person, and the
battle is on!
Drew "stage business" Nilium
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