Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The dramatic conclusion, just not the conclusion I was thinking of.


The art and and the B-villain added to my confusion, though: we looked at Secret Defenders #12 three years back, but today we've got Secret Defenders #10, "Revenge, part 2" Written by Ron Marz, pencils by Tom Grindberg, inks by Don Hudson.

Nebula, with her loyal henchman Geatar, is about to use the captured Silver Surfer as part of a warhead to destroy Titan: I'm not sure why she's out to blow up her (alleged) grandpa Thanos's home, except maybe to rebuild her rep as first class space criminal. Dr. Strange couldn't intervene directly, but has sent this issue's Secret Defenders, War Machine and Thunderstrike--presumably USAgent missed the callback. War Machine has to chase down the missile, leaving Thunderstrike to fight hordes of henchmen, but it turns out all right. Geatar gets blown into space and is presumed dead, but he'd be back in two issues.

Grindberg was deep into his Mignola-phase here; and I wonder if Hudson broke even on the ink costs for this one...

4 comments:

Dale Bagwell said...

I've seen this one quite a bit in the quarter bins but never picked it up. Just never could get into Grindberg's art, although I did have at one time and maybe one day will again, have both parts of Thanos' Secret (D)Offendenders-themed issues.

Was this after Nebula was sent to some space prison later in 70's of Ron Lim's SS run, or after?

googum said...

After, I think: up to then, like during Infinity Gauntlet, Nebula had lush, luxurious hair. Around SS #77 she got the bald look that carried into the movies!

SallyP said...

Welp...I think Mignola does it better.

Dale Bagwell said...

Yeah, and then she got the metal arm and all that, yeah.