Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we look at the introduction of the lead character of Rick Remender and Tony Moore’s Fear Agent…
We meet the protagonist of Fear Agent when he arrives on a planet on a job to retrieve some supplies which were lost on the planet some time earlier. He arrives to find himself attacked by some Neanderthal-looking creatures.
After following the creatures to a cave where the stuff he has to bring back is located, he discovers that a giant brain-creature (if the natives are Class-D alien lifeforms, think of the brain as Class-A) has crashed on the planet and has used its mind control abilities to command the natives of the planet to do the work necessary to rebuild (inside the cave) the brain’s space ship so it can leave.
Of course, though, the materials necessary to build the spaceship also include the supplies that our “hero” has been tasked to bring back himself (and if he doesn’t bring them back, no cash for him).
However, after an encounter with the brain-creature (luckily, mind controlling aliens are fairly common, so telepathic-protection helmets are fairly common gear), whose spaceship is ready to depart, our “hero” finally figures that he is not going to get the supplies back, so he might as well get some revenge on the brain-creature commanding all the natives to kill our “hero.”
Very cool way to be “introduced” to Heath.
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