Fusion #10 Page 16

16th Dec 2014, 6:01 AM in Lines in the Sand
Fusion #10 Page 16
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EssayBee 16th Dec 2014, 6:01 AM
Here's page 16 of Fusion #10, and it seems The Arabian Knights are sending some help Alanna's way.

For those who don't know, in Islam, Israfil is the angel of the trumpet, who will blow the trumpet on the Day of Resurrection. Give you a hint to his power? If not, don't worry--you'll see him in action on the next page.

The next page will post in 2 weeks--look for a special holiday update next week.


mjkj 16th Dec 2014, 6:21 AM
Yayyy, things are looking up :D

I just hope there will be no casualties among the fugitives...

Black Rose 16th Dec 2014, 8:14 AM
We see another member of the Arabian Knights,will meet more of them?
Ouroborosi 16th Dec 2014, 2:48 PM
going with the description i expect a x-man banshee powers
man in black 16th Dec 2014, 8:28 PM
man in black
Great page
Black Rose 17th Dec 2014, 1:01 PM
How did Alanna get access to the SAS's emergency line,is it available to most of the media? Yes,no,what?!?!?
EssayBee 17th Dec 2014, 1:31 PM
Most authorities have it. Alanna has close ties to SAS (probably from her close relationship with Captain Stupendous, and possibly her friendship with Adam Conroy), so one of them probably gave her the number.
Black Rose 19th Dec 2014, 7:42 AM
If Fusion ever travels to France,perhaps the heroes there should be parodies, tributes and pastiches of well known French pulp fiction and comic characters.

Imagine Fusion being smitten by a Fantomas type hero.
Go here for more on these characters:

I wonder if EssayBee is familiar with a character called Asterix and his magic potion?!?!
The Aussie Bloke 19th Dec 2014, 9:06 PM
@Black Rose: There are people who don't know about Asterix and Obelix?
Black Rose 19th Dec 2014, 9:34 PM
Aussie Bloke-What about Fantomas or Tintin?
EssayBee 20th Dec 2014, 8:21 PM
Tintin is probably fairly well known in the U.S. since Spielberg made a fun CG animated Tintin movie a few years ago (and Peter Jackson will be directing a sequel soon).
Black Rose 20th Dec 2014, 10:52 PM
I don't suppose you have any Asterix books among your collection?!?
How would Brooder veiw the ancient Gaulish magic potion?
Xade 23rd Dec 2014, 3:22 AM
you know, i hate to sound anti so and so but I cannot for the life of me see most arabs do something like this, even if they could in light of what has been happening recently. It wont ruin my enjoyment or anything but it makes me wonder. I admit there could be exceptions to the rule or something. Dont get me wrong, one of my best friends is an Arabian. But she is more open minded than the rest of her people because of her half american upbringing.
JustSomeGuy 30th Dec 2014, 10:20 AM

I am actually a little surprised that no one has offered any response to this yet, but, it is the holiday season, so everyone's probably partying it up or some such.
Ok. I myself am not Arabic, not from any region of the Middle East. I have, however, had the opportunity to speak with many people from those regions about their beliefs, spiritual, political, social, etc.
The reality is that the majority of people would prefer to see peace. It is unfortunate that minority who want to make war and hurt others are in many cases the ones with power. That seems to be a trend though in many ways (look at western culture where the minority with vast wealth hold power over the majority without).
That being said, there are numerous people of Arabic nationality and decent who want to see peace and coexistence throughout the world, and there are numerous organizations consisting of co-operating Arabic and non-Arabic peoples working towards those goals; in the Middle East and beyond. Here are a few:
Ta'ayush Arab-Jewish Partnership (http://www.taayush.org/), The Parents Circle-Families Forum (http://www.theparentscircle.org/), Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish Arab Education in Israel (http://www.handinhandk12.org/). There is an even longer list on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab-Israeli_peace_projects#Foundations_and_projects .

It stands to reason, that in a world where people have super powers, there will be those that use them for their own gain, and those that use them for the good of others. And given that in the real world, there are people who want to see peaceful coexistence between peoples of various religions, nationalities etc; and that those people are willing to work together to achieve those goals -- the same can be said for the Fusion super-hero universe. It is perfectly reasonable for a group of superheroes in the Middle East to look at themselves and realize that if they worked together with their powers (powers that could, if they were to go to war with each other, destroy their homelands), it would go a long way to bringing peace to that region of the world. They've set themselves up as examples of what happens with tolerance, co-operation and the goal of a better world and future.
Just my 2 cents.
EssayBee 30th Dec 2014, 12:04 PM
JustSomeGuy hit the nail on the head. Savunn also mentioned that the Arabian Knights have a history of putting the good of people ahead of political/religious interests (something that has caused some backlash from certain political groups from the various member countries) back on page 5 of the Adam Conroy interview (http://fusion.webcomic.ws/comics/280/). Also, Israel is a part of the Arabian Knights (by deliberate design), and there is very little strife between the various Knights.
Xade 30th Dec 2014, 12:43 PM
well, perhaps it's because I live in a slightly bad neighborhood, all the the arabians around me seem to look down on everyone, but they never act out of line or anything. I'm not saying that they do not earn for peace. Any Reasonable person does. but it often takes a few bad apples to make a person look suspiciously at the rest of the basket.
EssayBee 30th Dec 2014, 3:22 PM
Key words there being "reasonable person." Unfortunately, reasonable people--indeed, reason itself--rarely seem to run things anymore. Extremism and entrenched values are the norm, and reasonable compromise and understanding are considered signs of weakness to be exploited.