Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Night Fights: Mosquito - Round 3: Edison Wrecks!

Tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Mosquito marks a special milestone: The first FNF entry to come from Monkeybrain Comics, the imprint created in 2012 by the husband/wife team of Chris Roberson and Alison Baker.

Tonight's Monkeybrain FNF debut comes from Edison Rex#2, written by Roberson and illustrated by Dennis Culver. This premise of this series is essentially "Megamind" played completely straight. After years of attempting to defeat a Superman-type hero named Valiant and prove he's a menace, the Lex Luthoresque titular character actually succeeds, only to realize that he needs to protect the Earth in Valiant's stead and become a hero himself. (This actually predates Superior Spider-Man by a little less than a year. And is much less forced.)

Synopsis: Edison wants to become Earth's hero, but he realizes it will really help if Earth's population actually perceives him as a hero. Which, seeing as how he was previously Earth's most infamous villain, is easier said than done. So he decides his best option is to take down a major menace in public. Luckily for Edison, he's found one in the form of another supervillain.

Glowing Green Viking Guy, like everyone else, still thinks Edison is a villain and offers to team up with him. Edison responds by blasting him instead.

Glowing Green Viking Guy does not take this well.

FYI, "Glowing Green Viking Guy" isn't his actual villain name. What is it, you ask?


Sorry you asked, huh?

Is that all she wrote for Edison?

Well, obviously,,,no.

Ok, back to our still-rambling Nuclear Norseman.

So not only had Edison turned over a new leaf, he's also turned over a new Leif.

(Sorry, still going through pun withdrawal from my last two rounds.)

Tonight's fight music, coincidentally enough, is also by a famous Edison.

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