Panel 1: The villainous ANI-MEN stand in front of a bank that they have just robbed. Smoke pours from the broken windows, and the street around them displays the destruction they have wrought. From left to right they stand – BIRD-MAN, CAT-MAN, FROG-MAN, and APE-MAN. They are facing directly towards us, reacting to something off-panel.
BIRD-MAN: AGAIN with this loser? This is the third time this week!
CAT-MAN: He must like the feeling of his face hitting the street.
FROG-MAN: I’m going to rip that mask right off his head and cram it down his throat.
APE-MAN: Whoa! Hold on a minute, fellas! He’s got backup!
Panel 2: A perfect mirror of the previous panel, and now we can see what the villains were reacting to. Lined up to face them, and in the same poses as their criminal counterparts, are NIGHTHAWK, HELLCAT, THE FABULOUS FROG-MAN, and GORILLA MAN.
NIGHTHAWK: Let’s get ‘em, Defenders!
HELLCAT: No. No no no. I am NOT joining the Defenders again.
FABULOUS FROG-MAN: Your time of comeuppance is at hand, evildoers! I have assembled the perfect team to counter your villainy!
FABULOUS FROG-MAN: BEHOLD! THE AVENGING ANI-MEN!
FABULOUS FROG-MAN: (Ehr. And Ani-Lady.)
GORILLA MAN: Kid, how did you even get my number?
Haha. Love it, Travis. Has that wonderful balance of silliness and bravery that I find so endearing about Frog-Man. I also enjoy the mirrored parallelism here and how disappointed so many of Frog-Man's cohorts are that they somehow got roped into this whole affair. (bonus points for Frog-Man's ridiculous speech)ReplyDelete