Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Press Guardian Guards the Press and Keeps Your Headquarters as Neat as a Pin!

Okay, so we're only two issues into Pep Comics and they've already re-tooled The Press Guardian.  Of course, that's not unusual.  Heck, the "Elaine" character wasn't in the Seinfeld pilot.  But it does break the Fourth Wall a bit when suddenly the Falcon is replaced by a guy who actually calls himself "The Press Guardian."  Although I'll admit that makes a lot more sense:

The bad guys are called the "Moronia Bund."  Take that as you will.

That's a pretty weak costume, considering you're wearing the same pine green suit the bad guy just saw you wearing.  It wasn't as stupid when the Golden Age Sandman did it.  He didn't parade himself in front of his adversaries without his mask on all day beforehand.  The Question was awesome because he had that gas that changed the color of his suit when he switched ID's.

Anyway, back to the Press Guardian...

See?  Ran right past him in that suit.  And just a few minutes later...

I'm not sure how the bullet didn't kill him.  I don't think they said.  I'm still stuck on the Moron Bund leader's short-term memory problems.

What's all this talk about eggs?  Hah!  I... poured Hollendaise sauce on YOUR ... toast points... or something...

Ruh-roh!  The jig is up!

Maybe he got wise when he realized the janitor was doing custodial duties in a three piece suit.  I'm not the most observant guy in the world, but I didn't have any problems noticing it...

So, once he's found out, it's time for the AWESOME FINAL SHOWDOWN!

... wherein our hero just scoots up a vent and calls the police.  Wow.  Action at it's finest!

Oh, and then this happens...

What?  Who is Baldwin?  And did we mention that Baldwin is a robot?  Because he's a robot.

No, not really.  At least as far as I know.  By next issue, who knows?

See you tomorrow?


MarvelX42 said...

I lokked up "bund" and found this:


(1) a short form of “German-American Volksbund,” a pro-Nazi organization in the U.S. during the 1930s and 1940s.

(2) an alliance or league, especially a political society.

Sounds like it might be either of those. I am not sure about the Nazi thing though, cause none of the panels you posted said anything about nazi's also you didn't mention it.

Gene Phillips said...

I gather the original Falcon didn't so much as leave a forwarding address when he left?