First Look for January 12, 2018: Fighting Back
One commonality between the two comics I look at today is fighting back. In both, someone is injured intentionally and there’s a need to get retribution. In Letter 44, it’s President Blades. His country was severely hurt when Germany detonated a nuclear bomb at their staging area so he breaks out the big gun in retaliation. He uses the space-borne laser to destroy a major portion of the German military…so now they’re even? In the other issue, Dr. Weems is fired because he’s too old. That’s a pretty serious accusation and he proves it’s false by creating an aging gun with which he threatens the entire city. In both comics, the wronged party fights back and takes revenge on the aggressor and actually, in these two cases, things seem to work out.