goes toe-to-toe with the Kalien, a plant based creature whose people sought
refuge on Earth back when kale was ignored as a food source due to its bitter
taste. But now that’s changed, and Kaliens are being packaged by Wholesome
Goods for consumption by trendy hipsters.
the Man of Steel in this adventure is Top Cat, trapped on this world he never
made after crossing the dimensional barrier from his own (See Adam Strange/Future Quest Special #1).
T.C. is his usual conniving, con artist self, comparable to Sgt. Bilko or CPO
Sharkey, but he knows things Superman needs.
the story winds down, it’s easy to foresee the customary “misunderstood
monster” ploy, but what I failed to anticipate is a comic history reference
point most fans should recognize. If you don’t, turn in your geek card.
in this issue is a Secret Squirrel back-up feature, written by J.M. DeMatties.
It’s chapter 4 of 4, running through the four DC-H/B comics released this week.
I was subjected to Secret Squirrel in the pages of Scooby Apocalypse, which I didn’t enjoy so much. It seemed to run
WAAAY too long, but if this holds to four chapters, I may sit down to read them
all. I’m just in no rush.