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?
Leaping leptons! So of all the posts to be written for the 2016 TSTO Superheroes Sequel, this one was the hardest for me for the sole reason that I had to wait a long time to share info with all of you. Charcoal Briquette just had to be held off until Issue 3. But the wait is over. I know a lot of people shared my Petroleus Rex WDTCF but I figured I’d do one again to knock out six origins with one fell swoop. No surprise, they all come from the same episode.
Old King Coal – 7th Act One Prize – 52,950 Brass Knuckles
Windlad & Citizen Solar – 130 donuts
The Fracker – Issue 2 – 120 donuts
Charcoal Briquette – Issue 3 Crafting Item released July 13th– 4000 Trading Cards
Petroleus Rex – originally offered during 2015 Superheroes, then for 175 donuts in Issue 1 of 2016 Superheroes Sequel
“Married to the Blob” (S25:E10)
This episode kicks right off with panels from a Radioactive Man comic which revert to live action animation. RM is keeping a lonely vigil in the skies of Zenith City and considering getting takeout from China when he gets a sky tweet from Commissioner Sweeney. “This looks like a job for @RadioactiveMan_01.”
Someone got RM’s rightful twitter handle before him lol. He’s off to a burning Nuclear Plant (“the Nation’s safest Energy Source”) where he comes across the Fossil Fuel Four.
You know them now as Old King Coal, Petroleus Rex, French Femme Fatale Charcoal Briquette, and The Fracker.
Leaping leptons! Radioactive Man is outnumbered so he calls Citizen Solar and Wind Lad to help him out. Unfortunately they are lacking in energy because it’s too cloudy for Citizen Solar and people don’t like the noise Wind Lad makes.
Radioactive Man tries to fight the Fossil Fuel Four.
Alas, but he us no match for them. Holy hadrons!
In the end, he dies which was very surprising for Bart Simpsons even if he was reading The Death of Radioactive Man. “Die Carumba.” No fear though… like most popular comic book character, he’s back in a New #1.
All in all, I found this to be a really fun segment since we don’t often see Radioactive Man in action. Even better, they appear later making them canon. In “Opposites A-Frack” (S26:E5), these characters appear as Radioactive Man Re-Rises action figures in the Android’s Dungeon.
The Wind Lad action figure shows up later in “I Won’t Be Home for Christmas” (S26:E9). Comic Book Guy is showing his beloved Kumiko the 1978 Cosmic Wars Holiday Special aka “the Worst. Half hour of television. Ever.” WInd Lad is right next to CBG’s Mulk and Thung bookends.
So there you go friends. The origin for the Fossil Fuel Four, Citizen Solar, and Wind Lad. Sorry that I had to wait until Bastille Day to finalize it for every one but it is what it is. Sound off with your thoughts and opinions and keep it classy interwebs.
TTFN… Wookiee out!