Issue(s): Nomad #2
Nomad's investigation takes him all over the place, including the ranch's insurance company, which he infiltrates with a very official looking card labeled "Newspaper".
There's also a company called Cyberoptics which is owned by the rancher. Nomad breaks into the office of Harry Wareman, Executive Vice President.
Harry Wareman, Executive Vice President
Ultimately it turns out that the rancher's horses are being used to smuggle drugs.
But both the rancher and his daughter are involved, and wind up playing against each other.
Nomad winds up letting them kill each other.
Similar kind of twists to what's in issue #1, and some kind of mundane investigative work as Nomad breaks into office buildings and readers computer files, building a mystery that doesn't seem all that interesting. But gory horse corpses and dysfunctional father/daughter relationships give the story some spice.
Again, the more interesting portion of the story involves the Superpowers Commission's interest in Nomad. To that end, an Andrea Sterman has been sent to research Nomad.
Sterman will be a recurring character in Nicieza's Thunderbolts and Citizen V books. Sterman is her married name, and she's still using it even though she's divorced at this point.
Sterman isn't able to come back with a strong recommendation to the Commission, but it's decided that Nomad needs to be brought in.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: Nomad has traveled from Florida to Kentucky and has already been working as a stablehand by the start of this issue. For this entire mini-series, we have to watch Valerie Cooper's placement, since she's replaced by Mystique in Uncanny X-Men #266.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showAndrea Sterman, General Lewis Haywerth, Henry Peter Gyrich, Nomad, Valerie Cooper
It feels completely arbitrary. Nomad (who might as well have no powers whatsoever for all that he does in his solo stories) has caught the Commission's eye because he is too unstable and dangerous... yet the same Commission dropped USAgent on the WCA?
Posted by: Luis Dantas | July 9, 2015 10:01 PM
Luis, as we'll see in issue 4, there's a reason why the Commission is interested in him- he's involved in something a lot bigger than mere drug smuggling.
Posted by: Michael | July 9, 2015 10:15 PM
Is there an in-story explanation for why Mr.Monroe is SO FREAKING TAN all of a sudden?!
Posted by: cullen | July 9, 2015 11:47 PM
Well i guess he's been hanging out in Miami and then was working outdoors on the horse farm in Kentucky.
Posted by: fnord12 | July 10, 2015 7:10 AM
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