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The Reptile and Mister Amazing The Origin Part 2 Was originally presented In book format in October 2002 remastered free online edition Published August 2012 All characters and stories are the intellectual property Of Dan Nokes 2002-2012
The Reptile And Mister Amazing A somewhat brief history Part II… 1997: Dusting off old ideas We left off our sordid tale of the pre-history of both this book and 21st Century Sandshark Studios at around 1996 or so. I had drawn the first 8 pages of the book in an attempt to put a series of stories of compilated tales in anthology format. What happened though is that what would have become A.S.P. Magazine, never really materialized. This was mostly because I was 20, working 40-60 hours a week at a dead end job, and not putting a large amount of effort into making comic books my future. A year passed and I was doing some spring cleaning around May of 1997, when I uncovered the three stories from the unfinished ASP Magazine project. I looked at all three stories, and the gears started turning in my head. I came to the conclusion that both Xenix the Technogoth and The Soulbroker were WAY too complicated to turn into a stand alone one shot deal. Reptile though had some potential! So I decided over the next couple of weeks to try and take out that particular story, and turn it into my first comic book. Now this isn't to say that I had any idea of how to do that, nor did I decide yet, that this would be a published effort in comic book form. So for the next year plus, it was mainly a for fun type of deal. It would be around the end of 1998 before things became a bit more solid, before the idea that this would be my career, and that The Reptile and Mister Amazing would see print… NEXT UP: PART 3-SPX 1998
ROGER TYLER’S APARTMENT. 35TH AVE GEORGETOWN. 10:17 P.M APRIL 17TH 1992
I SCANNED HIS MIND. DIDN'T REVEAL MUCH. HELL, I DIDN'T EXPECT MUCH EITHER. MY EMPATHIC ABILITIES ARE RATHER LIMITED AT BEST I….
WAIT! HE’S COMING TO! AINT HE CUTE?
CARE FOR SOME TEA?
WHO ARE YOU?! WHAT ARE YOU?! WHERE AM I?! WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? AND WHY AM I NAKED?!?
WELL, IF YOU’D JUST CALM DOWN AND HAVE A SEAT I THINK WE CAN WORK THIS OUT...
LET’S START WITH SOME SIMPLE Q&A. LIKE NAME AND PLACE OF ORIGIN?
MY NAME IS CARTER TALBOT. I COME FROM A PLANET CALLED EARTH... MIND IF I USE YOUR COVER?
SURE… JUST ONE MORE QUESTION?
WHAT YEAR IS IT?
Several Moments later…
SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT. YOU THINK I’M ON AN ALTERNATE EARTH WHERE MONKEYS BECAME THE DOMINANT LIFEFORM! WATCH A LOT OF SCI-FI DO WE? IT MAKES SENSE. YOUR MASTERY OF ENGLISH, YOUR COLLOQUIALISMS YOUR GENERAL BEHAVIOR ALL POINTS TO EARTH OF THE LATE 20TH CENTURY. BUT HOW DID YOU GET HERE?
I DUNNO EXACTLY? I WAS WORKING IN THE LAB-
YOU’RE A SCIENTIST?
NO A JANITOR. ANYWAY I WAS CLEANING THE LAB WHEN I HEARD AN EXPLOSION FROM NEXT DOOR. I RAN IN TO SEE WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS. THE DOC WAS DEAD AND I BECAME ENGULFED IN A FLASH OF LIGHT! THE REST IS A MYSTERY?
A MYSTERY THAT PERHAPS I CAN SOLVE!
4 WHO ARE YOU?!?
AND WHAT DO YOU WANT?!!
I AM THE SUPREME MONARCH OF THE HIGHER COSMOS! RULER OF THE KNOWN UNIVERSAL DOMAIN, CONQUERER OF WORLDS. THE HARBINGER OF MY OWN DOMINION!!!
AND TO ANSWER “IGUANA-DON’S” QUESTION HERE’S
CAN CALL ME!
HOWDY ROGE! HOW’S IT GOIN?!? LOSIN WEIGHT I SEE! GOOD FOR YOU, EVERYBODY NEEDS A HOBBY! SO WHAT’S IT BEEN, 40 YEARS SINCE YOU AND THE ALLIANCE TRAPPED ME IN THAT GOD AWFUL PLACE YOU CALL LIMBO! BUT HEY, I’M NOT ONE TO HOLD A GRUDGE!
THE CLIFF NOTES VERSION OF THE FUNNY THING THAT HAPPENED TO ME ON WAY TO YOUR DIMENSION!
CAMPBELL WAS WORKING ON A DIMENSIONAL PHASE SHIFTER, THAT MALFUNCTIONED DURING IT’S TEST RUN, AN ENSURING RIFT IN THE TIME-SPACE CONTINUUM OPENED A PORTAL AND POOF!….
THE DOCTOR’S UNTIMELY DEATH AND YOU COMING HERE WERE JUST… UNFORTUNATE SIDE EFFECTS, SO TO SAY!
FOR THE LIVING HANDBAG OVER THERE HE GETS HIS AMTRAK TICKET HOME...
BUT ENOUGH OF THE ANCIENT HISTORY, LET’S PLAY A GAME SHALL WE?!
REMEMBER THE GOOD OL’ DAYS, FIGHTING WITH THE ALLIANCE! TRUTH, JUSTICE BLAH, BLAH!!!
AND YOU ROGE?!?
WITH NO STAKES? OH THERE ARE STAKES!
BUT NOW, -SOBTHEY’RE ALL GONE! EXEPT!!! A.R.S.E.N.A.L. AND THE ARGONAUT
NOW IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PLAY I’LL JUST HAVE TO AMUSE MYSELF WITH THEM...
WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THEM?!?
YOU LET THEM GO!! OR I SWEAR I’LL-
YOU’LL DO NOTHING!!! AND BESIDES IT’S NOT POLITE TO SWEAR! YOU WANT THEM BACK! YOU’LL PLAY MY GAME!
NOW THAT I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION..
MEET ME AT THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL AT 12 MIDNIGHT! YOU AND THE PORTABLE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM. ALONE, NO TRICKS! WELL RELIVE OLD TIMES, POLISH THOSE SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET!
WELL GOTTA GO GET THE HOUSE READY, MAKE THE HORSE DORVIES. I KNOW HOW YOU LOVE MY HEMLOCK TAR-TAR SEE YOU THEN!
OH BY THE WAY TYLER, THERE’S SOMEONE AT THE DOOR!
IT'S KIRSTEN, YOU WAIT HERE!
ROGER, I JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU WERE ALRIGHT AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THE A-….A…A
KIRSTEN, I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU MY NEW…ER.. HOUSEGUEST! I THINK YOU ALREADY MIGHT OF MET. KIRSTEN GATES, MEET CARTER TALBOT!
ROGER, YOU HAVE A.. A…. A….
KIRSTEN, DEAR? SAY SOMETHING?
IT APPEARS THAT CARTER COMES FROM AN ALTERNATE EARTH, WHERE REPTILES BECAME THE DOMINANT SPECIES. BUT OTHER THAN THAT HIS CULTURE DEVELOPED AT TO AN ALMOST MIRROR VERSION OF OUR OWN. ISN'T THAT AMAZING!
LADY I FIND YOU TALKING MONKEYS JUST AS UNNERVING...
AMAZING, ITS KINDA OUTER LIMITS THERE ROGE! AND YOU FIGURED THIS ALL OUT IN UNDER 2 HOURS WHAT ARE YOU ANGELA LANDSBURY OR SOMETHING?!?
THANKS LADY, AGAIN THE FEELING IS MUTUAL!
ROGER SHOULDN’T YOU BE CALLING THE COPS OR THE MILITARY RIGHT ABOUT NOW?!
HIS NAME IS TINKERTOY. HE’S A BEING FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION. AN IMP OF SORTS. THE ALLIANCE AND I TRAPPED HIM IN LIMBO, BUT NOW HE'S FIGURED A WAY OUT, AND HOLDING TWO OF MY FRIENDS HOSTAGE, UNLESS WE PLAY HIS SICK LITTLE GAME!
TWENTY MINUTES LATER….
WHAT MAKES CAN THIS WORSE YOU TWO IS THE MAN BEAT HIM? RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THIS IS AN OLD ADVISARY SO WHAT YA THINK OF THE WITH A GET-UP. WHERE’D YA GRUDGE GET THE OVERSIZED FATIGUES AGAINST YOURS ROGE? TRULY TO SETTLE!
I DON'T KNOW I...
AN OLD SCIENTIST FRIEND OF MINE WE WERE ROOMMATES A WHILE BACK. LEFT A FEW THINGS IN MY CARE!
WISH ME LUCK? ANYWAY, HE WANTS US TO MEET HIM AT THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL IN ABOUT AN HOUR
I WISH FOR YOU BOTH TO COME BACK WITH YOUR ASSES IN TACT!
THAT MAKES THREE OF US!
KIRSTEN, I WONT LIE TO YOU. THERE’S AN EXCELLENT CHANCE WE MIGHT NOT COME BACK!
END PART II To Be Continued
PART THREE COMING NEXT WEEK FROM…
And stay tuned for the debut of THE REPTILE AND MISTER AMAZING: THE RETURN OF KAT CARSON in fall of 2012!