Fusion #8 Page 21

19th Nov 2013, 6:02 AM in The Origin of Savunn Adams
Fusion #8 Page 21
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EssayBee 19th Nov 2013, 6:02 AM
Here's page 21 of Fusion #8. Alanna's narration is actually a transcription of the article she writes recounting this incident.


The Aussie Bloke 19th Nov 2013, 6:43 AM
Whoa! Page showing up huge on my screen.

*Checks zoom* Set at 100%. Weird.
Xade 19th Nov 2013, 7:21 AM
boy that's a huge cpmic, so huge I cannot read it, did you forget to scale it down for your site?
Black Rose 19th Nov 2013, 7:39 AM
That's what I was going to ask...!
EssayBee 19th Nov 2013, 8:47 AM
Whoops. Sorry, folks! I forgot to rescale the image from the working, print size (and resolution) version. All should be better now. Sorry about the mix-up! (I'm sure Bob will have all sorts of nice things to say about this!)
Black Rose 19th Nov 2013, 9:56 PM
Thanks,now Bob won't be too critical of what just happened!
Nutster 19th Nov 2013, 10:24 AM
Reading EssayBee's comments, I see that AA survives this incident. From her actions, I was thinking that her actions would be the last of her career, or of other significant activities of her life.
EssayBee 19th Nov 2013, 12:56 PM
Yeah. The comic is told from Savunn's perspective, so there always needs to be an "outside source" whenever things shift to an alternate viewpoint. From the first page of this scene, we established that this is from Alanna's field journal, which includes the notes she uses when composing an article. If you look back at other such scenes, you'll see the scenes were from specific SAS files. I have broken this rule a few times, but consider those instances "transcriber license" (and can be inferred from other things happening in the narrative).
NoRAd 19th Nov 2013, 12:27 PM
I beg to differ, Allana. When you're abducted by a supervillain, that -necessarily- means that something bad can happen to you before anyone swoops in to save you. Another interpretation would call the abduction itself something bad happening to you.

On an unrelated note: "I've covered wars, ya know."
EssayBee 19th Nov 2013, 1:00 PM
True. Alanna, I think, suffers from the Lois Lane Effect--you know, where, the more dire circumstances are--especially while in the presence of a supervillain--the more likely a hero will be to swoop in at the dramatically appropriate moment. Next page will relate her past experiences with her present predicament in a bit more detail to explain why her situation in Darmar seems to be much worse than any of those other times.

And you've covered wars, NoRAD? If so, in what way(s), if you don't mind me asking?
NoRAd 19th Nov 2013, 1:11 PM
Ah... Sorry for the misunderstanding. It was in quotes for a reason.

EssayBee 19th Nov 2013, 2:48 PM
Ah. Makes sense. I wondered why you put the line in quotation marks. And now I know. . . . And knowing is half the battle.
man in black 19th Nov 2013, 7:39 PM
man in black
great page
EssayBee 20th Nov 2013, 7:45 AM
Thanks, again!
Just_IDD 19th Nov 2013, 7:41 PM
The other half the battle is knowing what to do and how, with what you know. For some reason GIJoe never explained that harder part.
NoRAd 20th Nov 2013, 4:19 AM
I thought the other half was 50% red lasers and 50% blue lasers.

Source: http://nerduo.com/thebattle/
EssayBee 20th Nov 2013, 7:46 AM
I always thought Cobra's lasers sounded cooler.
Black Rose 19th Nov 2013, 9:59 PM
Little did Alanna realize that shooting star is actually Fusion,who is NOT a member of the SAS(Stupid Alliance of Super Losers)!
NoRAd 20th Nov 2013, 4:17 AM
Seeing as Savunn looks up to them, we can infer that they aren't actually useless. There are a whole lot of things going wrong within their own country (or countries, not sure if the SAS is multinational or not). As I commented on the previous page, Capt. S. showing up in Darmar might actually get his home nuked. Everyone in the SAS is a well known, respected super in their own country, meaning that they have the potential to represent their nation to the rest of the world. It would be really hard for the US govt. to distance itself from and denounce the actions of a masked hero they publicly acknowledge and support.
EssayBee 20th Nov 2013, 7:54 AM
All true points. As you'll learn in the interview with Captain Stupendous (which will follow this issue), it was his tendency to drop in, anywhere in the world where he saw a need, that sort of necessitated the drafting of laws to regionalize superhero activity. (In short, that sort of activity made a lot of leaders very nervous.) And, yes, SAS is multinational--they're a North American organization, so they have members from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. There are six regional groups total in the world (and will be discussed in greater detail later), although certain countries abstain from participating (such as Darmar).
Black Rose 20th Nov 2013, 7:08 PM
Would consider having international heroes whose costumes are based on either their flags or culture?
DStaal 25th Nov 2013, 12:43 AM
I had this thought a while ago, but I guess I forgot to post it:

We are about to see Fusion do something *very* few superheros can do: Stand in front of an army, and tell them to back off. And back it up.

There are a lot of superheros who can *stop* an army, but very few who can do it by standing in front of the guns and daring them to fire. It's a display of power that will make an impression.

Particularly when the press broadcasts it.
EssayBee 25th Nov 2013, 2:15 PM
Well, the group coming to the refugee camp now is just a militia group and not the "official" Darmarian military. However, you can bet the Darmarian government won't be happy with reports of a superhero incursion. That said, I think you'll like next issue.

Also, I think you may be a bit surprised by the press coverage. (You'll see what I mean by the end of the issue.)
WitUnderPressure 31st Dec 2014, 9:37 PM
Captain Stupendous should totally masquerade as Major clone and engage Darmarian forces.
EssayBee 2nd Jan 2015, 12:36 PM
Ha! That's an awesome idea. If the Captain wasn't so honest, he could have a great time trolling the Major.