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Friday, January 05, 2007

Quick thought on Civil War #6

Why would the Plunderer be meeting with Cap's underground in the first place? He's British, and as far as I know, all of his schemes have been based in the Savage Land. I don't know his full history, but I can't think of a story where he's operated in the US. So why is he here?

2 Comments:

At 6:58 PM, Anonymous Chris K said...

...nerd alert...

The Plunderer tried to, well, plunder the Baxter Building's tech when the team split up under Len Wein/ George Perez in 1977, soon after I began reading it. So there ya go...

There was a fun thread on the old Comics Journal message board some time ago about lame super villains. I piped up and declared my undying love for each and every one of them. Except the Plunderer, I said. He really did suck. (Evan Dorkin his own self responded: "Watch out! I'm plundering! Beware my plundering!" Which about says it all...)

--Chris K

 
At 4:17 PM, Blogger Erich said...

Well, we won't have the Plunderer to kick around anymore, as the Punisher blew him away in this issue.

To add further indignity, here are the Plunderer's last words:

"Only fair if Iron Man's got super-villains on HIS side, right? Whaddaya say?"

Yeah, that's the speech pattern of a British aristocrat, all right.

 

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