Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Night Fights: Wildcat - Round 11: If You See Them Getting Smaller....

With the recent news of the leaked Suicide Squad movie preview, I thought I'd feature an issue from the John Ostrander/Kim Yale incarnation, namely Suicide Squad#62, written by Ostrander & Yale and drawn by Geoff Isherwood & Robert Campanella for tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Wildcat.

Synopsis: The Micro/Force is a group of government spies who went rogue and tried to recruit Ray (the Atom) Palmer---by killing the alien tribe he was living with in the jungle, including his love, Princess Laethwen. In retaliation, Palmer tracked down all the agents and....shrunk them to six inches tall (except for their leader Bailey, whom he shrunk to three inches tall), leaving them stuck at that height indefinitely. They went on to work for a mystery group called the Cabal who sought Palmer for his size-changing secrets. With the help of Captain Boomerang, they kidnapped Ray's replacement, Adam Cray (who had succeeded Ray as the Atom after Ray had apparently died), thinking he was Palmer. Cray broke free of them, only to be stabbed to death with a nail by the Micro/Force's mercenary assassin, Blacksnake.

Let's see what happens next.

Yes, he can, apparently.

The gentleman in yellow above is the costumed insect-themed villain Sting, a would-be heir to the Bug-Eyed Bandit. he?

Oh, it is ON!

He actually does come back to get Blacksnake from the microverse, although how he finds him at that size is anyone's guess. It's comics, just roll with it.

Tonight's fight music is this shrinking sonnet by Jimmy Webb -- even though, in the case of this fight, Blacksnake saw Ray Palmer getting bigger as he was leaving.

Spacebooger wishes Adam Cray was in the new Suicide Squad film.