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The Reptile &
Mister Amazing THE ORIGIN Part 6 Shadows Of Giants
‘ The Reptile and Mister Amazing The Origin Part 5 Was originally presented In book format in October 2002 remastered free online edition Published September 2012 All characters and stories are the intellectual property Of Dan Nokes 2002-2012
The Reptile And Mister Amazing A somewhat brief history Part VI 2002 Reptile and Mister Amazing At Baltimore Comicon By the early fall of 2002, I was ready to debut one finished 67 page graphic novel known as REPTILE AND MISTER AMAZING: THE ORIGIN at the 2002 Baltimore Comicon! I had about 100 copies of said comic work, a sketchpad, and a few drawing supplies in tow, when I headed up to Baltimore Comicon at the convention center. Funny how my entire career has been spent ever since trying to be successful enough to get back to that supply formula. When I arrived, I was overwhelmed by the convention’s size and my tiny place in it all. I was no one important. In fact, I was a complete unknown to all! This did not stop some very friendly folk from coming over to my table, saying hello, picking up a book, and welcoming me to the comics creator’s community at large. Among those fine folk were Jamar Nicholas, Marty Nozzerella and fine folks from Boot to the Head Studios, and Patrick Strange. When I was all said and done, I had sold about 25 copies of my hand stapled and printed book. I had finally after 10 years of struggling, submitting, getting rejected, creating, re-creating, engineering, scheming, plotting, and formulating this creative endeavor into existence. I had become a fill fledged comic book creator and publisher! So was a sequel for Reptile in the works after my modest success??? HELL NO! Honestly by 2002, I had been working on the same project, on and off, for almost a decade. I had no interest in anything superhero related at that point. I took some of Reptile’s characters for what would become THE PARANORMALS (Tink R. Toy and Mister Bomb respectively.) Within 3 years the book became out of print, and I moved on thinking I would not revisit these characters for quite a long while… NEXT: 10 Years later…
JUST INSIDE LIMBO APRIL 18 TH 1992, 2:35 AM
THE VILLAIN... OUR HEROES
AND NOW OUR STORY...
AWWW ROGE, WHY SO GLUM???
THE CHOSEN ARENA OF BATTLE WELL, NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT, I’D GUESS I’D HAVE THAT LOOK ON MY FACE IF I WERE ABOUT TO DIE...
YOU MORTALS ARE FUNNY THAT WAY...
To tell ya’ the truth, I’d never thought you Would make it this far.?!
I was certain you’d break a hip or the lizard would crawl back under his heat lamp or somethin’?
But for once your right! The night is old and so Are you…
Is there any way you Could speed this up, so I Can get home before The 12th of never?
Testy! Testy! What’s The matter Roge? Viagra not kick in yet?
This little part of your “purification right” will involve a step-up on the Action a bit…
That what you call this maddening hell you put us through?
Your damn Skippy!! What were your lives before I showed up?! Oh, I’m sorry Scales, you had better things.
You were real busy scrubbing Toilets and solving the world’s And Roge…You losing your Job and getting laid at a Problems!? Cheap bar was an all occupying task!
I saved you from a fate worse than death… MONOTONY GENTLEN!! And this is the Thanks I get?!?
HOW, DO I MAKE YOU SEE THE ERROR OF YOUR WAYS? MAYBE THESE SHADOW DEMONS CAN BE OF SOME ASSISTANCE NOW YOU BOYS RUN ALONG AND PLAY NICE, O-KAY!!!
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CLUE?
SOMEHOW, A I DON'T THINK A DEEPLY MOVING, MALE BONDING, SPIRITUAL RETREAT, IS WHAT THE REJECTS FROM FANTASIA ARE HERE FOR?
WE ARE HUNGRY!
CAN I INTREST YOU IN A FINE CANTONESE RESTAURANT DOWN THE STREET?
HUNGRY FOR YOUR
PITIFUL FLESH CREATURE! YOU CAN NOT HARM US!
MAY I SUGGEST MY FRIEND’S SOUL THEN. MY SOUL IS RATHER HIGH IN CHOLESTEROL, LOTS OF CHEMICAL ADDITIVES!
BUT WE CAN HARM
HEY ROGE, IF ONE OF US DOESN'T COME UP WITH A SOLUTION TO HIS LITTLE ENDEAVOR, AND WE ARE IMMENTLY TO BECOME SOULFOOD FOR THE DEMONS, PARDON THE PUN, BUT ANYWAY, I DO HAVE ONE QUESTION THAT'S BEEN BUGGIN''' ME?
AND THAT IS?
WHY THE GLASSES?
I MEAN YOUR A METAHUMAN, RIGHT? WITH VISION FAR BEYOND THAT OF YOUR AVERAGE MORTAL MONKEY?
AND EVERYONE KNOWS THAT YOUR MISTER AMAZING?
YES? SO WHY THE GLASSES?
I DON’T KNOW? I SUPOSE BECAUSE, I'VE BEEN WEARING GLASSES SINCE I WAS FOUR. I WORE THEM AS PART OF MY SECRET IDENTITY? WHEN I WENT TO WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND HAD TO REVEAL MYSELF, THEY JUST STUCK.
I GUESS THEY LET ME KEEP A SMALL PIECE OF HUMANITY SO I….
DANCE FOR ME BOYS, DANCE FOR DADDY!
I’VE GOT AN IDEA!
WAIT! HEY TINK, DIDN'T ANYONE EVER TELL YOU NOT TO PLAY WITH DOLLS!?!
6 MR. BOMB
YOU HURT MR. BOMB!!!
THIS IS HOW YOU REPAY MY HOSPITALITY!?! BY ATTACKING AN INNOCENT EXPLOSIVE DEVICE!!
RARRR!!! YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE MADE ME ANGRY MISTER MAGEE!
LOOKS LIKE YOUR STAB IN THE DARK PAID OFF!
YOU WOULDN'T LIKE ME WHEN I’M ANGRY!
YOU KNOW CARTER? IN THE LIGHT OF BEING PUMMELED INTO PUPPY CHOW IN A PARTICUARLY UNPLEASANT MANNER, I FIND MYSELF SUPRISEINGLY CALM…. BUT WITH SOME UNFORTUNATE SIDE-EFFECTS!
THAT MAKES ME
NOW I’LL HAVE TO CRUSH YOU BOTH!
END PART VI To Be Continued… YEA, I’LL MAKE SURE THEY CARVE THAT ON OUR TOMBSTONES!