NOTE: Sorry guys made a mistake in the times. Issue 1 ends at 7am GET, 3am ET.
Faster than an event speeding donut spender! More powerful than a local Addict! Able to leap long comment threads in a single bound! Look! Up in the TSTO-niverse! It’s a building! It’s a decoration! It’s Superheroes 2016!
In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From?
So unless you’ve been locked away in Lucite, by now you probably realize a new event has splashed all over the screens of our beloved game. Lots of new stuff and that means I have one heck of a job to do letting you know where all the new “super” things come from. Origin stories are sort of the bread and butter of any comic book story worth its proverbial weight in Booster Gold, so I’m back at my usual antics again. For this issue of WDTCF, we’ll be looking at…
Alien – 3rd Issue One Prize – 19,000 brass knuckles
Aqua World Main Guard Tower – 6th Issue One Prize – 41,450 brass knuckles
“Radioactive Man” (S7:E2)
I just have to say that I’ve always loved this episode and was so thrilled when Radioactive Man made its way into our game during the first Superheroes Event in February 2015. Now having more stuff appear and the chance to rewatch the episode makes me one happy fuzzball.
Bart and Milhouse are debating Radioactive Man versus Radiation Dude. The former is certainly much cooler. I love this sequence because it makes me think of Marvel’s Namor versus DC’s Aquaman. Anyhoo… the kids have read all 814 Radioactive Man comics between them but where completely unaware that Hollywood planned on making a movie out of their favorite supe. Alt.nerd.obsessive informs Comic Book Guy that the star will be none other than Rainier Wolfcastle. Springfield is picked because it has a nuclear reactor, a gorge, and city officials who will fully cooperate with the studio. It might have also been the fact that their ad for filming there was small and misspelled.
Holy schnikes… it’s Prince in The Simpsons! There’s lots of great stuff in the episode but I won’t talk about all of it all since it may feature later in this event. We do see the Aqua World stuff in a shot from the movie. For anyone who missed epic movies of the 1990s. This is all parodying Kevin Costner’s Waterworld.
I wondr if I’m alone in actually loving the movie this is based on. Maybe it’s nostalgia but I’m thrilled this is now in the game. This setting is where Radioactive Man and Fallout Boy came across Silly Sailor and were captured. Also, Jimminy Jillikers is apparently a swear word!
Milhouse isn’t thrilled to be Fallout Boy and runs away. WIth no Milhouse to finish the film, the directors try to salvage the film by cutting it with existing footage they’d already shot. It’s a funny sequence and in one of the scenes, we see Radioactive Man and Milhouse fighting the new alien in our game.
So there you go Superdudes and dudettes. The origins for two of our Act One prizes. What’s your opinion on the prizes, Waterworld, and/or the Radioactive Man episode? Sound off with your thoughts and keep on being the classy caped crusaders I know you to be.
TTFN… Wookiee out!