Fusion #9 Cover

21st Jan 2014, 6:01 AM in Spit and Wind
Fusion #9 Cover
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EssayBee 21st Jan 2014, 6:01 AM
Here's the cover to Issue #9 of Fusion. For those wondering why there's no energy trail behind Fusion, I think it's because she's in the middle of some sort of maneuver and "cut" her thrust. (Also, because of the way I drew her legs, I couldn't get the energy trail to look right, but let's just ignore those artistic limitations.)


Nutster 21st Jan 2014, 7:53 AM
First thought: Those could leave a mark, unless she does something very quickly.

Dive for the deck, girl. If the missiles miss you, they hit the ground, thus not endangering anybody else. I guess you could shoot them with energy blasts and blow them out of the sky.
Just_IDD 21st Jan 2014, 8:16 AM
She is "Fusion" I think the missiles would just impact and fuse to her. Has she had so much as a papercut since gaining her powers? I dont think kenetic energy is much of a concern if she can combine attoms together. She is one hot chika.
EssayBee 23rd Jan 2014, 12:52 PM
Just_IDD--I believe papercuts are still a problem with Savunn--she doesn't do her schoolwork while powered up, after all.
Zodo 21st Jan 2014, 9:28 AM
I'm not sure how well she would handle this. She's shown that she can take a heck of a lot. The sudden overpressure from the explosions might disorient her more than the actual debris and heat from them.

She was able to fight off a space fleet in vacuum in Crossoverkill, though. Surface to air missiles pale in comparison.
man in black 21st Jan 2014, 2:23 PM
man in black
Hope shes fast enough
Phantomskyler 21st Jan 2014, 4:22 PM
Well, I see we're about to see what kind of "international incident" she caused that was mentioned in Crossoverkill.

I guess this country wasn't too happy about a random American superhero scaring the crap out of their genocidal rebels.
Black Rose 21st Jan 2014, 9:53 PM
Was that mentioned toward the end of Crossoverkill?
EssayBee 23rd Jan 2014, 1:06 PM
This was alluded to in Fusion's epilogue sequence in Crossoverkill (beginning at theduckwebcomics.com/Crossoverkill/5431963/).
Black Rose 21st Jan 2014, 9:52 PM
Can't to learn who fired those missiles at Fusion.
Xade 22nd Jan 2014, 2:59 AM
well, at least there will be a nice little show
Tolrick 22nd Jan 2014, 2:38 PM
I don't think the missiles themselves, or the traditional damage they cause will be much of a concern for Fusion, but the concussive blast may not be something she can fuse, making it for a bit more of a concern.
DStaal 22nd Jan 2014, 2:57 PM
She could probably counter that with an outward blast. Two equal and opposite waves equals still, after all.
Just_IDD 22nd Jan 2014, 7:59 PM
Other solutions that have since occurred to me are: 1) fuse the contact triggers to the casing rendering them 'dangerous' but nullified. Some bombs have a secondary timing circuit which causes them to explode even if the impact trigger fails, I've never heard of such a thing for a missile, 2) she probably has a smaller turning radius than the missiles, so flying straight up or down could cause them to impact each other, 3) the superman trick of grabbing one missile and tossing it into another
jamoecw 23rd Jan 2014, 12:16 PM
1) most missiles use proximity triggers, so no go on fusing the triggers. as for secondary triggers, the third reich used to make missiles like that mainly to prevent disarming and reverse engineering of their technology, so maybe.
2) missiles banging into each other will mess up their guidance for a brief moment, then they will correct and begin tracking again. them blowing up would generally only happen with impact triggers, which is generally reserved for dumb fire missiles. the likelihood of it causing a premature triggering is far less than 1%.
3) see 1.

fusing things causes rapid outward pressure and heat, so she might be immune to such things (explosions). at the very least concussive force can only transfer through matter, which she can fuse, negating its ability to continue transferring. as for the heat, nearly all of it transfers via matter, and thus fusing right before it reaches her will create a dead space prior to it being knocked away due to the pressure wave of the fusing process.
DStaal 24th Jan 2014, 11:59 PM
Which raises the question about how well/if she can redirect energy she doesn't create. (She obviously can direct energy she does create, or she'd just glow really brightly. Oh, and she'd die from the backlash.)

If she can redirect certain types of energy (heat would be the most likely - it's most of what she works with) than most of the problem actually goes away: She can redirect the heat away from her, use it to counter the concussion, and fuse/cut/blowback any shrapnel. End result is that she's untouched.
Black Rose 22nd Jan 2014, 9:43 PM
Hopefully,after this chapter,should there be a chapter following Fusion's participation in CrossoverKill?
EssayBee 23rd Jan 2014, 1:09 PM
The events in Crossoverkill take place after Issue #11. For those interested in Crossoverkill, I've added a link to it in the links list at the top of the page. (And you can read Crossoverkill independent of Fusion. The little tidbit in Fusion's epilogue alluding to the Darmar story arc is about the only thing that's a bit spoilerish.)
Black Rose 24th Jan 2014, 7:48 AM
In that case,How would Brooder,Dr.Electric,Flamer AND Fusion react to Mindmistress's alter ego Lorelei Lyons?

Brooder would say, "My God! She's...um.. mentally challenged?!?" Instead of 'retarded?'
EssayBee 24th Jan 2014, 1:09 PM
Well, Fusion knows about Lorelei. (MM revealed that part of her identity in Crossoverkill when Bob's presence was revealed.) Since the Fab Five have teamed up with MM before (during their origin, as revealed in Crossoverkill and alluded to in Dr. Electric's interview in Faces magazine, which was posted before Issue #8), it's a good bet they know about Lorelei as well.
Black Rose 24th Jan 2014, 8:35 PM
Well,how would they react to the fact that Lorelei is mentally challenged...?!?
Tolrick 27th Jan 2014, 7:53 PM
@Black Rose: I think you're underestimating the capacity for understanding most of the superheroic cast around here has. To have any of them even consider Lorelei's mental situation as anything other than her being another human being with values of her own would be a dire downplaying of their characters. They might be surprised there's two people in there instead of one, but beyond that.. nada.
jamoecw 23rd Jan 2014, 12:02 PM
lord industries, selling missiles to third world rebels. well can't say i'm surprised.
EssayBee 23rd Jan 2014, 1:33 PM
Despite what you might've heard from that thief Dandy-Lion back in Issue #6, Lord Industries would like to assure you that no weapons or technology have knowingly been sent to the Darmarian government.
Black Rose 23rd Jan 2014, 6:39 PM
Unless Lord Industries has someone smuggling said weapons and technology to the Darmarians?!?!?
EssayBee 23rd Jan 2014, 7:30 PM
Lord Industries stands by its previous comment . . . Lord Industries has no official ties to the Darmarian government. That would go against U.S. sanctions.
Black Rose 24th Jan 2014, 7:46 AM
Just a speculation...!
EssayBee 24th Jan 2014, 1:05 PM
I suspect your speculation is closer to the truth than the official Lord Industries story. If Brooder trusts Dandy-Lion, I'd trust him too.
NoRAd 28th Jan 2014, 5:42 AM
I'd kind of like to play Lord's Advocate here.

Lord Industries can't control what the business entities they sell to do with their products once they've sold them. They also thoroughly check and double-check to make sure selling weapons to someone is in no way violating national or international law before sales are finalized. If some shipments happen to go missing, the fault obviously falls to the shipping service chosen by the customer.

Fortunately, Lord Industries ships all of their orders with delivery confirmation and insurance, so rest assured, you WILL get your order, at no additional cost.

How'd I do, coach?