Saturday, September 10, 2005
U Decide 2005! (Updated)
(Voting ends Tuesday, noon, Eastern Time)
Let's be honest with each other: Some of DC's super-team books are just plain bad. For every Justice League, there's a Primal Force. For every Primal Force, a Power Company.
In regards to The Power Company, the philosopher, B. Simpson sums up my feelings with these words: "I didn't think it was physically possible, but [it] both sucks and blows. "
Over the past two months, I've been, in co-operation with "The Absorbacon," "donating" DC characters to where we think they'll fit just that much better. Marvel "Entertainment." As I was preparing to spirit The Power Company off to Marvel, I felt a slight tugging on my cape. It was Hong Kong stuntman and Power Company member Striker Z, asking, no, pleading with me to let him stay. This is him, in his own words, describing the honor of being a DCU resident as opposed to a Marvel-ite: "I'd rather be a pegboy on Captain Compass' ship than be a captain on a garbage barge." Striker Z, you moved me.
Regardless, I'm not sparing you all that easily.
Who are The Power Company? Why are their heads on the chopping block? Look at the characters and find out why:
WITCHFIRE: Britney Spears-wannabe/witch.
STRIKER Z: A living battery. Put him next to Vibe and well...Scip starts writing fan-fic.
SKYROCKET: She wears a harness...an energy harness...and not even a sexy energy harness, at that.
MANHUNTER: A clone of a previous Manhunter who was recently killed off in the pages of "Manhunter."
SAPPHIRE: Has the power to form a "gem coating" all over her body. Translation: The ability to save her own ass.
BORK: A super-strong man/monster. I like Marvel's Thing, I don't like this THING.
They're led by corporate attorney, Josiah Power. Get it? The POWER Company? (tee-hee)
You want to stay? Not my choice anymore, homey. I'm leaving it to the blogosphere. To the readers of "Seven Hells!" The question is simple: The Power Company? "Yay!" or "Nay!"
Readers? Do your thing!