Friday, July 25, 2014

100+ Definitions 57

Invincible #57

Low-Frequency Listener (L-FL): This issue guest stars the Astounding Wolf-Man.  The comic opens with Robot analyzing remnants of a camera used to spy on Invincible and Kid Omni-Man.  Invincible falsely assumes the Pentagon sent the camera, and when confronting Cecil about the surveillance, finds himself ensnared in a mission to capture the Astounding Wolf-Man and defeat the cyclopean giant that last appeared in Invincible 42.  After cooperating to defeat the Giant, Wolf-Man’s alter-ego (Gary Hampton) explains his innocence regarding his slain wife to Invincible.  Believing the confession, Invincible takes Wolf-Man to Cecil with the hope that he can become part of the Guardians of the Globe.

Invincible #57 (I#57): Wolf-Man’s exoneration doesn’t occur that easily.  He and Invincible fight a mob of Reanimen in the White Room, and have a showdown with the Guardians of the Globe.  After winning the fight, Invincible carries Wolf-Man back to his mansion to see his sleeping daughter and friend Dunford and resolves to clear his name. 

L-FL:  After the defeat of the Giant, Wolf-Man pleads with Invincible to listen to his story.  This plea for an audience continues when the two enter the Pentagon, and it takes a physical threat from Invincible to have Cecil and his henchmen hear the Wolf-Man’s explanation.  So a superhero is one that uses opportunities to listen.

I#57:  That sounds like good treatment for one who may still prove useful to me….

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