Monday, February 05, 2018
Bumblebee and Killer Moth fight over buttlerflies.
But come one--how could I not devote the three-to-five minutes of my time it took to read this? It's Bumblebee vs. Killer Moth, with space butterflies as the prize!
The premise is familiar from all those graphic novels I mentioned previously. If you're not familiar with the toy-line-turned-all-around-lucrative-IP, it imagines many of DC's superheros as teenagers attending Super Hero High School in Metropolis, where Amanda Waller is principal and various villains and Golden Agers are on the faculty. A clique of heroines serve as the main characters.
In this background-free story, "Bumbelee is giving a presentation in science class about alien butterflies." A breed of alien butterflies called "Space monarchs" apparently visit earth once a century--and they are headed to Metropolis right now. Everyone, the book says, was excited:
But maybe that's just the way Killer Frost always looks. She has the same expression on the next page, and later when she is incapacitated by a villain and everyone else is freaking out. (Oh, by the way, apparently Killer Frost is just "Frost" in the Super Hero Girls-iverse; I guess "Killer" is a little too hardcore for the target audience? The last OGN in the line I read, Date With Disaster, listed her simply as "Frost" on the opening spread introducing the cast). It makes me wonder if they will go ahead and call Killer Moth "Killer Moth" or...just...Moth? That doesn't sound quite right. Of course, "Killer Moth" probably doesn't sound right to most people either.
As everyone is enjoying the butterflies, "the Mothwing," a moth-themed plane descends: "And that means Killer Moth!" Batgirl, in her stupid hoodie, says. Huh. Well I guess they can say "Killer" sometimes...
Killer Moth then busts out his butterfly net and...begins collecting butterflies...? Is that illegal? Is that a crime? Are Space monarchs an interplanetary protected species or something? Look how happy the guy looks!
Look how happy she looks to be about to punch Killer Moth in the face!
The day saved, I guess, Amanda Waller delivers a pun so terrible I think she should have a tiny bomb implanted in her brain, which can be detonated if she ever makes a joke that bad again. She tells the girls, "I'm nominating you all for..."