I think Liefeld only has six standard cover designs. Your homework assignment is to list them so I don't have to.
I do have some questions before I get started though!
Will Lobo still have the ability to grow a new Lobo from even a single drop of his blood? I'm guessing that'll be right out. It was a funny joke but made him far too dangerous when you couldn't even risk punching him in the mouth without suddenly having to battle a half dozen Lobos.
Will Lobo win the battle? I'm guessing he won't. I remember when Lobo was supposed to be the biggest bad-ass in the DCU. But the 2nd wave of being granted that title was that he appeared in every single writer's book so they could show how they're character defeated the baddest motherfucker in the universe. Which really tarnished his badassedness and just turned him into a giant joke. Although I did like that Garth Ennis had Hitman defeat him by basically having, I think, Bueno Excellente anally rape him and taking pictures of it. Maybe I'm remembering that wrong.
Maybe I only had two questions. If I think of any more, I'll interrupt myself.
The initial scene sets the tone for a humorous comic although it isn't really humorous. It's a little bit lame but that's okay. It's just setting tone! Calm down!
That right hand is like an M.C. Escher print.
Look how shocked everybody is! Never before have they seen such ruthlessness and careless disregard for the doughnut case! Also, Liefeld prefers "donuts".
It's like they're suddenly Zeus and Hera looking down from on high. Or else Sam's roadside diner is on the 82nd floor of a highway high-rise.
If you're at all familiar with the tripe I vomit forth in my blog, you'll know that I go on and on and on, endlessly, about the way writers are currently using the Narration Boxes. Prior to this current trend (I don't know when it started but Ambush Bug was just as perplexed as me), the narrator was omniscient. The narrator knew he was telling a comic book story and he knew a reader was reading the comic book story and he knew everything. Well, you know, omniscient. Now they've replaced Thought Bubbles and yet the characters thoughts make the character appear omniscient as well. Or at least coming from a place somewhere in the future after the current story. It's weird and I call it Narration Boxing. What's the fucking point I'm getting at and why am I, yet again, going on and fucking on about it?
Well, Liefeld begins this comic with an omniscient narrator. It's not the best writing but it does the job intended. It's absolutely the right call because the other way he could have went was having Lobo doing some Narration Boxing. But that's too intimate. I like getting only what Lobo says and does. Anyway, Liefeld switches it up when he gets to Deathstroke.
This is how most of them sound anyway. Like entries in a diary. So I don't mind him using this device. Except the tense he's using makes it sound like Deathstroke is speaking these thoughts into a tiny tape recorder as he goes. Like Dale Cooper!
Fuck me. Now I'm going to have to do Slade's entire journal.
I know I just said all of this but look at how Rob drew the team! My stick figures have more life in them!
I'm never going to finish reading this comic if Liefeld keeps writing diary entries for Slade.
I normally ouththink most of my opponents, using their weakness against them. In Karlak's case, I have little to go on. He's all rage and fury. Sometimes my only alternative is to battle brute strength with brute strength.
The armor amplifies his strength, he packs a helluva punch. No choice but to wear him down. Keep hitting him!That's a pretty good plan. But what if Khunds never tire? What if they don't have nerve endings which register blunt force? I really doubt Slade is an expert on Khunds, even though Diary Entry #113 sounds like he is. But he probably wrote that in the motel room later after Zealot told him all about the Khunds. And why is the Khund wearing armor that amplifies his strength? Shouldn't the prison have confiscated that when he was put away? Oh, I guess he escaped when Lobo caused the mayhem and the first thing he did was find where they conveniently kept his armor for him.
Deathstroke appears to be getting the upper hand but then he's knocked backwards as Karlak the Khund decides to go after Kalista.
At this point, you're probably thinking, "Why the fuck didn't this idiot blogger mention that Kalista was with the team?" To which I retort, "This is the absolute first fucking time she's appeared in the comic!"
Earlier, I mistakenly believed this shot showed the whole team. I guess Kalista is the big fat one.
The Khund's dramatic death scene! ACK!
A remote military facility sits atop a lone peak overlooking nothing but rocks and dirt.
Guards are posted in front of an electric fence preventing access to an empty crater.
Some say the crater was the result of a large meteor that impacted the Earth many years back.
Rumors persist that it was actually a spaceship carrying Martian invaders.
A massive cover-up followed, the ship was cleared out and all traces of alien life have been removed.
Conspiracy theorists look to the stars hoping for a return, searching for answers.
Why would so many resources be deployed in the interest of protecting a big hole in the ground?Deathstroke #10 Rating: No change. I was hoping for Lobo in this issue and all I got was a big fight with an alien Khund. How are the Omegas going to handle Lobo when the Khund was a pretty tough fight for everyone? Maybe if the Fat Omega Guy had helped out or at least appeared more than the one tiny time. I'm not giving this comic a negative one because I think I'm falling in love with the bad that is Rob Liefeld! I'm a convert to his crap! It's like poking a sore tooth with your tongue! You just can't stop and the pain feels good somehow! Maybe I need to find someone to slap my face really, really hard!