Fusion #9 Page 5

25th Feb 2014, 6:01 AM in Spit and Wind
Fusion #9 Page 5
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EssayBee 25th Feb 2014, 6:01 AM
Here's page 5 of Fusion #9, and it seems Brooder's mention of Grasshopper and Fusion last page rang a bell for X-Pletive.

For those wondering about Brooder's alter ego sitting in a wheelchair, as you'll find out in the interview with Adam Conroy that I'll post after this issue, to the public's knowledge, Adam was rendered paralyzed from the waist down at the age of nine when he was in a car accident (that also claimed the lives of his mother and little brother).


mjkj 25th Feb 2014, 6:08 AM
Hmm, no answer is an answer too...

It must be hard not to accidentally slip up sitting in a wheelchair when you actually are able to walk...
EssayBee 25th Feb 2014, 8:47 AM
Yeah. Adam could teach Daniel Day Lewis a thing or two about method acting. (Although I suppose a wheelchair is old-hat for DDL after "My Left Foot.")
Black Rose 25th Feb 2014, 7:00 AM
I was wondering about the wheelchair...!
Hopefully all will be explained in the interview.

Maybe EssayBee should profiles of the cast in the not-too-distant future?!?!?
Xade 25th Feb 2014, 7:06 AM
hmm, interesting, nice cover, being a "paralyzed" multi millionaire
KLCtheBookWorm 25th Feb 2014, 9:01 AM
I am most intrigued by Conroy's cover and look forward to bio details that will come up in his interview.

And that conjecture is going to keep X-Pletive's anger centers charged for a long while, won't it?
EssayBee 25th Feb 2014, 9:33 AM
Ha! Didn't even think about that, but, yeah, gives an extra dimension to Brooder's infuriating non-answer.

As for the bio, since the interview is with Adam Conroy, you'll have to read between the lines to see how Adam's history shaped Brooder, but in a later issue (probably issue 13 or so), Savunn will explain how she figured out Brooder's identity and fill in some more of those blanks.
NoRAd 25th Feb 2014, 3:47 PM
Interesting that he doesn't use a motorized chair. I guess he tells people that it's the only exercise he gets?
EssayBee 25th Feb 2014, 3:50 PM
Exactly. Has to explain his buff upper body somehow.
Kether 25th Feb 2014, 9:08 PM
Now he only needs a way to explain his leg muscle tone, far from atrophied and well beyond what normal physiotheraphy usually do. But you being you and Brooder being Brooder I'm sure he has ;)

Now I'm curious, however. Was he really paralized at age 9 and somehow cured, or was it a farce since the beginning? So many questions...
EssayBee 26th Feb 2014, 7:42 AM
These questions will be explained. However, as for the last question, that'll have to wait until Issue #12 or 13.
man in black 25th Feb 2014, 8:22 PM
man in black
Great page
Phantomskyler 25th Feb 2014, 9:04 PM
Now that is an alter ego. Brooder must have this down to an art.

I feel bad for X-plicite, despite Brooder's teachings I feel X has been more of the "supportive big brother" mentor to Fusion. He's probably worried sick.
EssayBee 26th Feb 2014, 7:45 AM
Despite their rocky start back in Issue #3, Fusion's earned X-Pletive's respect, and he does seem to be becoming a bit protective, doesn't he?
Black Rose 26th Feb 2014, 7:58 AM
In the interview,will we learn the history of Conroy Tech along with Adam Conroy's "injuries"?
EssayBee 26th Feb 2014, 1:24 PM
Yep. The history of Conroy Tech (formerly Conroy Financial) is a big part of what led up to his injury. You'll get a brief history of the company back to when Adam's great-grandfather founded Conroy Financial back at the turn of the previous century.
Black Rose 27th Feb 2014, 3:40 PM
I hope you're good at drawing period clothing and making the image look like an old photograph(either black & white or sepia tone.)
jamoecw 28th Feb 2014, 12:21 AM
he's just now getting his head wrapped around the darmar situation, this is why brooder is the detective.
norad 28th Feb 2014, 8:37 AM
To be fair, Brooder is the one who gave Fusion the intel. It'd be kind of silly for him to NOT know who it was. As far as we know, up until now, only six people have known who it was. Riveter, Brooder, Savunn, Bob, Alanna, and James.

You'd think Brooder would be better at keeping a secret.
jamoecw 2nd Mar 2014, 2:19 AM
brooder would make a horrible spy, being that he can't keep a secret in the slightest.

as for why brooder is the detective, isn't that he knows, it is that it is taking x-pletive a long time to wrap his head around a young super hero with unknown limits on her abilities, flying to another country to right publicized wrongs. the timing of things means that there wouldn't be many candidates, and most likely the only local one that brooder might know of would be fusion. the moment that he found out that brooder was aware of a rogue hero over there the most likely candidate would be fusion. given that more information is being given than just the darmar incident is at hand it would be logical to not pursue the one piece of information that you don't need to pursue (like what speculations brooder might have on the local problem).

in other words a detective in x-pletive's position would either not have pursued fusion's involvement in darmar due to having figure it out without the need for confirmation, or would know enough to focus on things that can be checked up on easily enough from other sources.
EssayBee 2nd Mar 2014, 5:03 PM
Brooder can keep a secret (the existence of Black Members can attest to that). However, as you'll see later (issue 11, to be exact), Brooder trusts X-Pletive a lot (same goes for Riveter and Stupendous). I could be wrong on this (like I said before, Brooder isn't open with his thoughts), but I think Brooder allows certain trusted heroes in on his machinations, knowing that their care and compassion will help temper his cold logic.
WitUnderPressure 31st Dec 2014, 11:07 PM
That 4th and 5th panel are meme-worthy...