(Admittedly, I was tempted not to do another edition of Baker & Grodd this week just to mess with you all. But these two are just too much fun to pull a stunt like that, honestly.)
(In this edition, ANIMAL MAN and GORILLA GRODD have found themselves on the wrong end of a PERSONALITY RAY built by the ULTRAHUMANITE, effectively reversing their normal personalities!)
Panel 1: ULTRAHUMANITE, in his lab, as he tries to hide. He remains relatively calm in spite of this, though with the impression he realizes he’s bitten off more than he can chew.
ANIMAL MAN: (Off-Panel) HUMANITE! COME BACK HERE YOU COWARD!
Panel 2: ULTRAHUMANITE stops short as he just about runs into ANIMAL MAN. ANIMAL MAN looks particularly angry, verging on having a mild touch of evil to him. He also looks like he’s getting ready to strike. Surrounding him are the auras of a GORILLA and a HUMMINGBIRD.
ANIMAL MAN (1): There you are.
ANIMAL MAN (2): Revenge shall be mine!
ULTRAHUMANITE: Oh dear.
Panel 3: GORILLA GRODD throws himself at ANIMAL MAN with a tackle move, but doesn’t directly hit ANIMAL MAN. Instead, ANIMAL MAN is being tossed aside by a ‘telekinetic tackle’.
GRODD: I DO SAY!
ANIMAL MAN: Uughf!
Panel 4: GRODD grabs ANIMAL MAN. ANIMAL MAN is disheveled from GRODDs interference.
GRODD: This behavior is MOST unbecoming of you, Mr. Baker!
Panel 5: GRODD looks to ULTRAHUMANITE as he offhandedly tosses ANIMAL MAN across the room. ULTRAHUMANITE looks to be recomposing himself.
GRODD (1): Apologies for my friend here, Ultrahumanite.
GRODD (2): It appears as though he’s developed quite the anger issues!
ULTRAHUMANITE: No apologies needed.
Panel 6: GRODD leaps at ANIMAL MAN in an attempt to restrain him and get him under control.
GRODD (1): Oh irony of ironies!
GRODD (2): Long have I desired a moment such as this!
Panel 7: GRODD grabs ANIMAL MAN in a headlock.
GRODD (1): Yet now?
GRODD (2): I take no pleasure in it at all!
I'm glad you decided against messing with us. I'll readily admit I was also waiting to see a return of one of my favourite duos.ReplyDelete
And what a return! A nice role reversal that you take good advantage of in this single page. I'm impressed that Baker and Grodd manage to sound both like themselves and each other - good balancing act.
My only question would be why Grodd throws away Baker in panel 5 only to grab him again in panel 6. It feels like it would be more efficient / logical to just have Grodd keep ahold of him before delivering those last lines.
In retrospect, yeah, that would have made more sense.Delete