Sunday, May 27, 2018
Fantastic Comics #2 - pt. 2
Weirdly, Japs come from Capania instead of Japan.
It's not clear what these black-light bombs are, since they appear to be releasing smokescreens instead of darkness.
The bad guy's name is actually Rip-the-Blood. Rip has a machine that somehow detects Stardust's approach because of his ...speed? So it's like a Radar gun for Stardust.
The high-power fusing ray uses the wrecking things mechanic.
We don't really get to see what the blood-drying needle bombs do, but they do make people "helpless."
Then we get a Fly power, or maybe a spell, coupled with the spell Invisibility (it's definitely not the power Invisibly Fast, as Rip is still visible).
I would allow the munitions factories to be wrecked as battleships. We don't know if Stardust crashes into them or wrecks them at range, though Rip's ignorance seems to imply they were wrecked at range.
Traveling is going to be much more challenging in The Golden Knight's time as well, which is what makes it especially odd that The Golden Knight seems to have landed in Cairo, to head cross-country towards Israel, whereas most of crusaders followed the Balkan route around the Mediterranean.
That the battle ended with the deaths of all the Western knights but Richard suggests fanatical morale on the part of his followers. There must have been quite a few morale saves before it was over.
(Scans courtesy of Comic Book Plus.)