Monday, September 17, 2012

FCBD 2011 Young Justice Batman BB Super Sampler #1 (July, 2011)

A team of super-heroic sidekicks had come together, and been sanctioned by Batman as a covert operations unit for the Justice League under the mentorship of Red Tornado. On this day, they faced the Psycho-Pirate in Salt Flats. A canister of plutonium had been swiped-- not the usual modus operandi of the villain. When innocents driven to violently hate the teen heroes by the Psycho-Pirate's emotion controlling Medusa Mask failed to stymie to group, it was employed directly on the heroes to paralyze them with anxiety. M'gann M'orzz was frozen in place, thinking...
"Life on Earth is nothing like how it is portrayed on television. I'm a Martian. Mars is not Earth. I'm the ultimate outsider, as if people couldn't tell by my name: Miss Martian! I can hear everyone's thoughts! I'm not supposed to, but I can't help it! I'm trying desperately not to do it. It's how we communicate on Mars! Here it's a violation of things that are 'personal'. To humans it's a violation, but not to Martians. I have things that are... personal. Things I don't necessarily want everyone to know. When you watch people on TV, you can't hear what they are thinking."
Kid Flash was the first to fall to the Medusa Mask, but also the first to fight off its influence. Mud was thrown in the Psycho-Pirate's face, and then the Medusa Mask was ripped off at super-speed. The radioactivity worshiping fiend Atomic Skull appeared to counter Kid Flash and take possession of the canister, but the revived heroes were disinclined to let him keep it. Miss Martian turned one of her arms into an elongated tentacle, but Atomic Skull blasted it before the canister could be reached. Superboy had slightly better luck, but came up short, then Miss Martian managed to use telekinesis to steal the prize. The Atomic Skull blasted her again, but Kid Flash managed to cradle the falling canister to avoid catastrophe. The Skull escaped without his goal, leaving a mystery for the young heroes, but the immediate threat was over.

"Face Your Fears" was by Art Baltazar & Franco on writing and Mike Norton's art.


Anj said...

She really has become something of a dark figure on the cartoon, trying to mind warp colleagues and telepathically pulping her enemies.

It will be interesting to see just how far they push her on the show.

LissBirds said...

I haven't watched since Season 1...I didn't know that's the direction they were headed in. Why can't they just keep her sweet and perky?

Diabolu Frank said...

Somebody liked Giffen Five Years Later Legion too much.