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Friday, July 28, 2006

Blue Devil is Awesome, Part Two

Alas! Comics are a fickle mistress, and it's a sad fact that most of the time when a series gets cancelled, it tends to fizzle out with a string of issues that read like they were put together in fifteen minutes and pretty much serve to get to a nice round number to finish with. I'm looking at you here, JSA.

Fortunately, this is not the case with everyone's favorite stuntman and reluctant demonic super-hero, Blue Devil, as evidenced by the unmitigated radness of the double-sized spectacular that is Blue Devil #30.

Admittedly, the series actually ends with #31 and that one's a little underwhelming, but this one features Dan Cassidy's girlfriend blasting Super-Gorilla Grodd with a futuristic laser cannon...

...and that's a tough act to follow at the best of times.

Mostly owing, I suspect, to the fact that Blue Devil doesn't really have any enemies of his own outside of the demon Nebrios, this issue features Cassidy slugging it out with every single one of the Flash's major villains, who weren't doing a whole heck of a lot anyway back in 1986. And as good as it is, it's almost irrelevant.

Because right on page 15, there's a telepathic breakdancing gorilla.


If a superintelligent ape busting out the windmill doesn't blow your mind, then the fact that he's wearing a pink half-shirt advertising Breakin' 6 (presumably subtitled as "Gorilla Boogaloo") should completely shatter it.


Blogger Brandon Bragg said...

My mind has been shattered. And I'm...

Yes..I am now freaking out.

7/29/2006 4:08 AM

Blogger Steven said...

What the heck is a Space Cluster, and why is it coming?

7/29/2006 9:46 AM

Blogger Chris Sims said...

You know, I'd forgotten that little blurb was in the cornerbox there, but I noticed it the first time I read this issue.

And I have no idea.

7/29/2006 10:51 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little light Googling suggests that Space Clusters was an original graphic novel by Arthur Byron and Alex Nino. That's the extent of my knowledge of it.

7/29/2006 11:07 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Consdering what I can see from the bottom-right corner and the top-left's awesome costume, I can only assume they're in the middle of a screening of Breakin' 6 during a telepathic gorilla porn convention and one mighty primate has been so entranced by it's tale of the spirit of dance that he had to [i]bust a move[/i].

I am now freaking towards outside.

7/29/2006 2:44 PM

Blogger Bill Reed said...

Dammit. Now I have to spend the rest of my life searching for every single issue of Blue Devil. Because it has leprechaun terrorists and breakdancing gorillas.


7/30/2006 1:03 AM


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