Characters Appearing: Batroc
Marvel Comics Presents #139 (Batroc)
Issue(s): Marvel Comics Presents #139 (Batroc story only)
This Batroc story takes place in Montreal, and it uses extremely over-the-top French accents. Batroc is walking down the street when a bomb goes off in a bank, and a woman hires him to rescue her husband, a bank manager that was caught in the explosion.
Inside the bank he finds (if my Comic French Accent to English dictionary is correct) Adam and the Goon Squad.
Batroc deals with them, including their telekinetic "midget" leader.
The bank manager then tries to take credit for everything.
The press eventually lose interest and walk away. Batroc even returns the money he was paid.
Goofy. At his best, Batroc can be an interesting character. A "bad guy" and a mercenary, but honorable. At his worst, he's a joke. In action this story is somewhat in line with the former, but in tone it very much reinforces the latter.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Wow! That does look like Todd McFarlane art 101.
Posted by: Bill | April 10, 2017 1:25 PM
Everyone looks like they're made of melted wax.
Posted by: Bob | April 10, 2017 3:12 PM
Thanks for the lookup on Pedi.
Posted by: Vin the Comics Guy | April 11, 2017 1:06 AM
Wow. I've seen a lot of Rob Liefeld / Jim Lee imitators, but a McFarlane imitator? That's new...
Posted by: Piotr W | April 11, 2017 3:04 AM
Mel Rubi mixed McFarlane e Jim Lee on his run on The Grifter ( Image Comics 1996 ).
Posted by: CREPASCOLO | April 11, 2017 4:51 AM
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