Characters Appearing: Frenchie, Moon Knight, Scout
Moon Knight #51
Issue(s): Moon Knight #51
The villain of this story is a guy whose generically bad James Bondian scheme is totally outweighed by his incredibly luxurious hair.
I don't know what you're talking about with those satellites, guy, but anyone with hair like that gets my vote.
His hair can even melt Moon Knight's adamantium darts.
Ok, i'm lying. In addition to his hair, he's got Antarctic vibranium, allowing him to absorb Moon Knight's blows...
...and that's how he melts the adamantium.
Love that script. "You will pay for this betrayal later, Dr. Moore." In the 1960s, Stan Lee would write dialogue like that, and then have the Thing or Spider-Man make fun of it.
"Nothing can stop the computerized launch now!" "We'll see about that!"
And i'm fairly certain Dr. Moore answered an ad for "cliched comic book female victim. Must be comfortable in torn clothes, awkward poses, and passed out".
As for hair dude, he's so hepped up on vibranium he starts melting anything metal that he touches.
After rescuing Moore, Moon Knight goes back for him. No wait. Not him. Just his vibranium. Bloop glub glub!
I don't know why, but when i first saw this baby i got it into my head that it was the baby that Daredevil rescued in Hulk #300.
They don't really look alike, so i don't know why i thought it. But then my suspicions were confirmed when i turned the page and that baby morphed into some kind of bizarre huge-headed potato thing.
Clearly there's a shapeshifting super-villain that goes around the Marvel universe getting "rescued" by heroes for some kind of nefarious purpose.
Sorry. I guess this comic made me loopy. I'll tell you what, though. This ridiculous fill-in that Terry Kavanagh obviously wrote in two minutes on his lunch break is better than the impenetrable plots that he's been turning in on this series when he's writing for real.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: Moon Knight #50 ends with Gambit and Werewolf By Night about to fight, and that picks up directly in Moon Knight #52. So this can't fit in between. And prior to that arc Moon Knight is dealing with all his demon-infection issues. So i'm placing this after Moon Knight #53.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Silverbird somehow reminds me of Khan circa Star Trek II.
Posted by: Mortificator | September 21, 2016 5:32 PM
When Kurt Busiek wrote Ultron Unlimited, he asked fans if they could remember any stories where it was shown if Antarctic vibranium could melt adamantium. Nobody could remember any stories, so Busiek had Justice claim that it had never been tried before. (Which isn't a contradiction since it's entirely possible Vance never heard about Silverbird.) Nobody remembered this story. Not that I blame them.
Posted by: Michael | September 21, 2016 8:21 PM
Never read this issue, but fnord is correct, it sounds very much like some of the more outlandish James Bond movies. I wonder if "Randi Moore" is supposed to be a nod to Roger Moore's ultra-randy portrayal of Bond. And now I'm imagining Shirley Bassey singing the title track to this story...
"Silverbird! He's the man, the man with the melting touch!" :)
Posted by: Ben Herman | September 22, 2016 1:45 PM
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