Friday, March 12, 2010

Crossfire: Not as Lame as You Might Think

The recent announcement of a new Hawkeye & Mockingbird ongoing series was the last kick I needed to finally crack the Hawkeye hardcover I got for Christmas. First up is the Hawkeye four issue miniseries from 1983, which was really excellent. In the final issue we find out that the villain behind all Hawkeye's troubles is Crossfire. Now, to look at him, you'd think he was your run-of-the-mill second string villain.

Sounds like your standard supervillain rant. Well, it's not quite as bad as all that.

So he wants to kill all superhumans on ideological grounds. Okay, that's actually a pretty good slant for a supervillain. I'm intrigued. I'd like to hear more about your plan, and some of your informational literature!

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Well that's... actually not a bad plan. In fact, that sounds pretty likely to work. Very likely, actually. And that bit at the end? Isn't that basically what happened in Civil War?

It appears I've drastically underestimated you, sir! Well done! You have true supervillain vision! I give your plan four Red Skulls!

There's just one big problem with Crossfire. Turns out he's a puss.

Oh well. Hit the gym, eyepatch. Better luck next time.

1 comment:

Bully said...

I like how Oddball is just merrily juggling away in the background while that unending speech if going on.

"La la la la la la I'm juggling la la la la la la"