Is the Tomorrow Thief's secret identity Dan DiDio?
Hee hee. His T-balls are frozen.
Although it did not take me by surprise.
So, 24 hours earlier, Michael Holt is in a meeting with the top executives of Holt Industries. Some of these guys were talking about ousting him and taking over the whole company. Everyone's been bugging Michael to pick a successor to run the company in case anything happens to him (you know, like one of his earthquake machines going nuts or his girlfriend accidentally smashing him to bits when they fuck), so he's called a meeting to appoint his heir. And he picks the Stock Room Boy!
Jamaal Mason, the stock boy, is his assistant Aleeka's son. I think. He's the son of somebody that Power Girl is jealous of. Or just Karen if she isn't actually Power Girl on Earth One. He also has an IQ of 192. But I don't really know if he's qualified to run Holt Industries! I guess with a little training everything will be all right. Seriously! If Oliver Queen can run a gigantic technology company, I'm pretty sure anybody can. Except maybe Bizarro.
Michael ditches the meeting to head to Iceland to meet this woman:
No, no, no. This woman:
No. No. No. This woman:
That's the one.
While riding the super train, The Tomorrow Thief attacks looking for a piece of technology to steal. And I get to read all of his speech bubbles out loud in a thick French accent! Michael Holt stands up to The Tomorrow Thief and promptly learns that the Tomorrow Thief can make things immaterial. He learns this when the Tomorrow Thief throws Michael through the side of the train and into a deep chasm the train is passing over! Too bad he's not Mister Terrific! Then he could ride his T-balls to safety...oh, wait. Yeah. He'll be okay!
Was Die Hard a huge hit in France?
The Tomorrow Thief flies from the train with his high tech goodie in tow and Mister Terrific chases him. They fight a little bit while Mister Terrific uses 'literally' twice within the space of three narration boxes. Literally. Mister Terrific realizes that The Tomorrow Thief can manipulate molecular bonds and comes up with a plan!
Oh yeah! That sounds like a good plan except I'm pretty sure your T-balls were fried when Tomorrow Thief gave you the atomic shock, dude!
Since Mister Terrific believes he can't defeat a guy he can't touch, he destroys the technological doohickey so that at least The Tomorrow Thief doesn't win either. And that's about when the comic book started.
The Tomorrow Thief phases into a mountain and Mister Terrific finds a cave nearby to try and locate him. Within the cave is a boiling volcanic lake which gives Mr. Terrific an idea. When The Tomorrow Thief emerges from the walls to attack him, Mister Terrific throws him in the lake. And since the high temperatures of the lake make molecular bonds easier to break, The Tomorrow Thief can't control them and drowns. Well, he might not actually die. Mister Terrific walks out of the cave while The Tomorrow Thief is screaming in pain and struggling for his life. But he deserves whatever he gets, right? Stupid thief!
What is it with Mister Terrific and Static Shock, two cancelled comics, suddenly having to deal with burglars who steal technological items while phasing through things? I wonder if The Tomorrow Thief was stealing his item for a poor African country as well except Mister Terrific never finds out anything. The Tomorrow Thief was working for someone named Mr. Dalton. I don't know if I should remember that name or not. Perhaps the very first guy in the first issue that Mister Terrific stopped was stealing for a Mr. Dalton as well.
Afterward, Mister Terrific freezes himself in a lake and crawls back on shore before passing out to induce a state of hibernation so that he can survive the frigid cold until a rescue team can find him. In the hospital later, he finds out why Lily never wanted more than a fun fling with him.
Fuck her and her love of faith! Oh wait, he did!