Reviews of trade paperbacks of comic books (mostly Marvel), along with a few other semi-relevant comments / reviews.

12 March 2012

An Emperor, not a Queen

One thing I didn’t discuss in my review of Invincible: Ultimate Collection, v. 6 is Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley’s interesting decision to make Freddie Mercury the king of the evil Viltrumites. I mean, look at this guy:

Viltrumite Emperor

I suppose it was inevitable that with that mustache being a racial characteristic, eventually one of those aliens would look like Mercury. But, man, I didn’t expect it to be the leader of the race:

Freddy Mercury and his alien twin

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