So at the end of the last issue, Sparky, Captain Battle Jr., and Tim witnessed the evil Dr. Baron von Physics murder Black Terror. They then disarmed Dr. Barron and were forced to shoot him with his own disintegration ray. The ray gun then disappeared, possibly stolen by a corrupt cop. That’s what happened. That’s what the boys told everyone, and they are sticking to that story. Big Blue doesn’t believe it, though, and WHAT REALLY HAPPENED WILL SHOCK YOU! Whatever it was, it all worked out in the end. The boys got the key to the city, and Captain Battle Jr. got a chocolate malt.
Not long after, the key is then given to Rainbow Boy (this hero of the moment thing seems to be a regular occurrence in Libertyville, USA). In order to get it back (along with the status and the girls), the boys break into the late Black Terror’s room to steal his Crime Detector 900. Before they can use the unit, they are interrupted by Blue Bolt (not Big Blue – remember, there are a LOT of heroes around this city) who has acquired an upgraded Crime Detector 1000 unit. Tim works things out, however, and the boys are once again given the key to the city. Meanwhile, in another dimension, potentially interesting things have happened and continue to happen.
Ryan Browne’s story and dialogue are so much fun. Editor Matt Idulsin’s explanatory side notes are equally cheeky. The art by Pete Woods is wonderful and distinct, blending modern settings and historic characters. 4 out of 5 stars, and I can’t wait for issue #3 to see where this goes.
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