Wednesday, November 29, 2017

"Destroy."


The Badoon are awful lizardy things, worse than the skin-covered Nazi analogs from V or our pal the Gorn from Star Trek; but they did have a largish robot called "The Monster of Badoon!" that they trotted out every so often. I'm almost sure we see one in Silver Surfer #2, where their invisible invasion is thwarted by the Surfer while he pisses and moans about being stuck on earth. Hey, I'm none too keen on it either, but do you hear me complaining? ...you do? Constantly? All right, then.

The Badoon also appear in X-Men Annual #5, although I can't in good conscience recommend a book with a title like "Ou, La La--Badoon!" The Fantastic Four and Arkon guest star as well, but that issue may be best remembered for Nightcrawler trying to explain "Thou shalt not kill" to Wolverine. It's a little preachy and doesn't land and no one cares since the Badoon are mean, horrible monsters. Does that make it OK to wipe them out? When they're invading, maybe...


3 comments:

Dale Bagwell said...

I'm just gonna' assume that Badoons DON'T normally have separate planets for both males and females. Good idea though, especially during "that time of the month" ammirite? ;)

Did Vance just do some foreshadowing there, by saying he MIGHT disappear from the timeline if they won?
Sounds like a legit concern to me.

SallyP said...

Oh... so this is GOOD Genocide?

googum said...

Vance thinks it's good genocide. He may be a bit biased...

I'll have to dig up the old Defenders issues with the Guardians and the Badoon. The female Badoon are shocked, simply shocked, that the guys were causing so much trouble. But that's been reversed in recent years, and girl Badoon are just as bad or worse as the fellows. So...yay?