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FOOLKILLER 10:THE WAKANDA/ ATLANTIS WAR CONTINUES

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Foolkiller with his Purification Gun and red hat-sash

Summer brings superhero films so in that spirit Balladeer’s Blog’s “Script Doctoring” of Marvel’s handling of Foolkiller continues with Part Ten. 

FOR PART ONE OF THIS ARTICLE CLICK  HERE 

I rewrite virtually the entire story again this time around as The Defenders # 85 is on the schedule. My war between Wakanda and Atlantis proceeds, with Foolkiller (Greg Salinger) and the other Defenders caught in the middle. Will a certain Latverian dictator also get into the act? Continue reading

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FOOLKILLER 9: WAR BETWEEN WAKANDA AND ATLANTIS

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Foolkiller (Greg Salinger) and his Purification Gun after he just had mouth-enlargement surgery.

In recognition of all the summer superhero films Balladeer’s Blog’s “Script Doctoring” of Marvel’s handling of Foolkiller continues with Part Nine. 

FOR PART ONE OF THIS ARTICLE CLICK  HERE   

This time around my script-doctoring extends to virtually the entire issue of The Defenders # 84. It’s easy to see why this comic book was financially iffy by this point. In researching these stories for this series of blog posts I couldn’t believe how many issues ended with readers probably thinking “So, did anything really happen this month? Well, no … Again.”

In this particular installment I rewrite the whole damn book to present the breakout of a war between Marvel’s two greatest hidden realms – the Black Panther’s Wakanda and Namor’s Atlantis – with Foolkiller and the rest of the Defenders caught in the middle.  Continue reading

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FOOLKILLER 7: ROCKETEERS & INQUISITORS

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ART ERROR: Foolkiller was drawn without his red hat-sash but with a cape (?) in this issue of Omega the Unknown.

Since the world remains crazed for super-heroes, Balladeer’s Blog’s “Script Doctoring” of Marvel’s handling of Foolkiller continues with Part Seven. FOR PART ONE OF THIS ARTICLE CLICK  HERE   

Out of storytelling necessity most of the attention was off of Foolkiller last time around. This time it’s back to further hints about his mysterious Purification Gun and the unusual material his costume is made of. Plus some evidence that having a more positive outlet for his violent tendencies has stabilized his mind in other areas.  

Here are my alternate treatments of Defenders # 82 and 83.   Continue reading

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FOOLKILLER LAYING LOW WITH THE DEFENDERS

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Fan art of Foolkiller and his Purification Gun

The world can’t get enough of superheroes these days, so Balladeer’s Blog’s “Script Doctoring” of Marvel’s handling of Foolkiller continues with Part Six. FOR PART ONE OF THIS ARTICLE CLICK  HERE   

 

With all of that being said, here are my alternate treatments of The Defenders # 80 and 81. – Continue reading

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FOOLKILLER: DEFENDERS NUMBER 79

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Foolkiller

Summer means superhero movies, so Balladeer’s Blog’s “Script Doctoring” of Marvel’s handling of Foolkiller continues with Part Five. FOR PART ONE OF THIS ARTICLE CLICK  HERE

More hints about my backstory for Foolkiller’s Purification Gun as I outline this alternate version of Defenders # 79as the team continues fighting Mandrill, Fem-Force and Mutant Force.

DEFENDERS Vol 1: Number 79 – Chains of Love (Jan 1980)

Since having Hulk on the cover was always crucial for sales during this struggling period for The Defenders the cover featured Hulk, Dr Strange and Sub-Mariner in their dull Tunnelworld adventure. It’s more imitation Tolkien as the trio battle the Unnameable, a boring villain from the Unreadable (Ed Hannigan).   

Back on Earth the other contingent of Defenders (Valkyrie, Yellowjacket, Hellcat, Foolkiller and the Wasp) are where we left them last time. Yellowjacket has already been captured and the others are surrounded by Fem-Force, the Mandrill’s all-female army, because Ruth and Amber – under the Mandrill’s pheremone-fueled control – betrayed them.   Continue reading

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FOOLKILLER: THE DEFENDERS, MUTANT FORCE AND MANDRILL

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Foolkiller

Balladeer’s Blog’s “Script Doctoring” of Marvel’s handling of Foolkiller continues with Part Four. FOR PART ONE OF THIS ARTICLE CLICK HERE

I’m dealing with Foolkiller’s role in Defenders number 78 this time out as they battle Mutant Force, Fem-Force and their leader the Mandrill. I throw in hints at the backstory I’ve devised for Foolkiller’s costume and Purification Gun, since Marvel never got around to addressing it.   Continue reading

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FOOLKILLER PART TWO

Welcome to the second part of Balladeer’s Blog’s alternate way of handling the Marvel Comics character the Foolkiller. Marvel has changed and rebooted the character many times since his first appearance in 1974, but never in a way that has made Foolkiller click with the public the way other Marvel characters have.

FOR PART ONE OF THIS ARTICLE CLICK HERE

Defenders 76 Little TriggersDEFENDERS Vol 1: Number 76 – LITTLE TRIGGERS (Oct 1979)

A. Synopsis of the “real” story – The Defenders (Valkyrie, Hellcat, Moondragon and the Wasp) get involved with Richard Rory, Amber Grant and the various unresolved plot threads left over from the premature cancellation of the comic book series Omega the Unknown. The Defenders search for precocious 13 year old James Michael Starling, who always had a link to Omega that not even he understood, and locate him at his old family home in Pennsylvania.

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Foolkiller (Greg Salinger), with his Purification Gun.

The alien race of Protarians, who have been pursuing both Starling and Omega for months, arrive in spacecraft and try to nab the boy. The Defenders battle the aliens to protect Starling and his female friend Dian. Meanwhile in Las Vegas, the Defenders’ old foe Ruby (the orb-headed woman on the cover) and her monstrous creation she calls the Dibbuk steal the dead body of the superhero Omega. Ruby plans to dissect the corpse to see what she can learn for her various inhuman experiments on the living.

In unrelated subplots Nighthawk, in his civilian identity of millionaire Kyle Richmond, is served a restraining order forbidding him to go into action in costume until his legal problems are resolved, and the Hulk battles a shapeless creature who serves the Unnameable, a really boring villain the Defenders will fight in the near future.

Back in Pennsylvania the besieged Defenders drive off the Protarians only to see a blinding light, after which they see that Starling’s body has somehow been replaced by the late Omega’s. This odd development is the cliffhanger ending for this issue. +++

B. Balladeer’s Blog’s Alternate Treatment – Continue reading

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