Friday, April 25, 2008

Lefty: Not Left Behind

Huh. I was hoping the Vulture would leave Lefty behind, as he's probably going to be quite annoying. We'll have to wait and see how he stacks up with the other henchmen we've seen in the strip.

12 comments:

jvwalt said...

Well, yeah, Drago's gonna drop Lefty into the ocean. Assuming that, after he stops swooping joyfully around the prison yard WITHIN RANGE OF HEAVILY ARMED GUARDS, probably even SEMI-AUTOMATICS, he finally decides to actually fly away from the prison.

At least Stan Lee is consistent: this story line has been incredibly stupid and unplausible from the get-go. The only consolation is that we haven't had to watch MJ whine about her career.

dlauthor said...

I was really hoping for a fourth panel where a well-positioned prison guard with a sniper rifle gets off a shot and sends both Drago and Lefty plummeting to their deaths. Oh well.

One good advantage of a flying supervillain, though: ample opportunity for heavy objects to fall on Spidey's head in the upcoming months. Should we start a pool to determine how many "Unnnhhh"'s there'll be in the strip before this plotline stumbles to a close?

Jen Von said...

I wouldn't really worry about Lefty. He'll disappear like Jimmy Gordero only to show up two months from now right as the Vulture is getting arrested.

Everett Volk said...

Two day ago, Drago was pissed and threatening violence b/c ratty henchman accidentally called him Vulture. Now, ratty henchman calls him Vulture, and he picks him up and flies him away. Hmmm... Maybe he's going to drop him on some rocks to pop open like a seagull with an oyster.

Anonymous said...

I'm just picturing all the prison guards acting like the guards in front of the castle as Sir Lancelot charges in and starts killing everyone. They see a prisoner with wings on, flying around, hanging out, and they look on passively, blank expressions on their faces. "Huh, looks like Drago's going to escape. That's a shame. Someone should do something about that. Can you pass me the nuts?"

Lindsey said...

That last panel is beautiful. It's so inspiring, like the Free Willy of the comics page.

Aaron T. said...

When Drago yelled at Lefty for calling him "Vulture" a few days ago, I though it was because it might tip off the guards (as if his own yelling to himself about his secret plans wouldn't have done that). Now that he's donned his vulture wings and taken to the skies, apparently there's no need to be discreet. And re: panel 3, it's nice to see an honest, reliable supervillain for a change these days. Yahooo!

Aaron T. said...

P.S. My suggestion for this blog post's title would have been "No Lefty left behind".

Reggie White Jr. said...

How many strips before that thug Blackie is carrying becomes another statistic? Jus wonderin'. =)

Mat said...

What are the odds that that little promise-keeping character flaw will be his udoing?

Mike P said...

Aaron T - I resisted the urge to use that pun.

Nick said...

"Yahooooo!"

Lefty is not only a sure-to-be annoying sidekick, but he's one who's lifting little Anakin Skywalker's dialogue. Clearly we're in for some real fun here!