Tuesday, August 30, 2022

JUST ANOTHER FANBOY CLASSICS #29



Today on JAF Classics I take you back to March 14, 2007 and Episode #29 of the original run of Just Another Fanboy.

Here are the original show notes from the episode:

Here we go with Episode 29 and we go all out to bring you an hour and thirty minutes with the introduction of a new possible co-host.

My wife joins me for the second time in a little experiment to bring a new voice to the show. We chat away about a variety of topics which range from Captain America #25, the hit NBC television show Medium, negative iTunes reviews, and our son and his fixation with Hawkgirl.

We answer the odd questions of a listener, and I bring you your weekly news and my comic book picks of the week - Punisher War Journal #4 and Green Lantern #17.

Of course I can't forget part three of the Thrilling Adventures of Norman Oklahoma.

So sit back, grab yourself a bucket of popcorn, put the cat outside, and make sure the kids are all snug in their bed, because you're going to want to drink yourself into a near catatonic state before listening to this one.

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Monday, August 29, 2022

THE SUPERMAN SUPER SHOW 020



On this week's episode, Ed and Steeven dive once more, head first, into that most dangerous of podcasting realms . . . listener feedback!

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Friday, August 26, 2022

MY OTHER PODCAST 010



Today I'm talking about She Hulk: Attorney At Law, Episode 2: Superhuman Law starring Tatiana Maslany, Jameela Jamil, Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Tim Roth, and Mark Ruffalo.

She Hulk: Attorney At Law, Episode 2 landed on Disney+ on Thursday, August 25, 2022.

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

JUST ANOTHER FANBOY CLASSICS #28



Today on JAF Classics I take you back to March 7, 2007 and Episode #28 of the original run of Just Another Fanboy.

Before getting into the meat of the show I have a few things to say about Civil War #7 and the future of the Marvel Universe.

After all that, the show moves on.

Listener's Feedback

News and Information You Could Have Easily Gotten For Yourself With Just A Little Effort - We scour the web for comic book news so you don't have to.

Steeven's Comic Book Pick of the Week - Brave and the Bold #1.

The View From Norman Oklahoma - This week we continue with another hair-raising installment of the Thrilling Adventures of Norman Oklahoma.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

JUST ANOTHER FANBOY 289



Here we are, once again, you and I, out here on the internet, getting together in a virtual way, to continue my read through Madman, one issue at a time. In this episode I talk about Madman Comics #7 by Mike and Laura Allred.

"Staple your butt to your Lazy Boy and grab a twelve-pack of Jolt! We've got a thirty-two page nuclear blast we're calling Big Brain-o-rama! Catch the thrilling conclusion to the cataclysmic Madman/Big Guy crossover, as the two twisted titans run a gun-toting gauntlet of rival renegade robots in their quest to get Dr. Boiffard and his ever-expanding gray matter into the protective hands of special agent Chow Skip Wang! Will they make it in time, or will Boiffard go kablooey?!! It's Madman mayhem at its mayhemiest, with a Big Guy bonanza thrown in for a bonus!"

Published by Dark Horse in May, 1995.


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Monday, August 22, 2022

THE SUPERMAN SUPER SHOW 019



Superman stops a crook from committing suicide, destroys a big bunch of gambling houses, and threatens people with death more times that you can shake a stick at!

All this and much more as Ed and Steeven talk about Superman and the Numbers Racket, the Superman story that appeared in Action Comics #16, which was published by DC Comics with a cover date of September, 1939.

Story synopsis provided by: dc.fandom.com


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Friday, August 19, 2022

MY OTHER PODCAST 009


Today I'm talking about She Hulk: Attorney At Law, Episode 1: A Normal Amount of Rage starring Tatiana Maslany, Jameela Jamil, Ginger Gonzaga, and Mark Ruffalo.

She Hulk: Attorney At Law, Episode 1 landed on Disney+ on Thursday, August 18, 2022.

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

JUST ANOTHER FANBOY 288



Today I'm talking about Superman: Space Age #1 by Mark Russell, Michael Allred, Laura Allred, and Dave Sharpe.

Did I enjoy it? What does the issue say in relation to Superman, his place in the DCU, and his relatability to readers?

Well, listen to the episode. I'm not going to answer those questions here.

Superman: Space Age #1 was published by DC Comics on July 26, 2022.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

OUR ADVENTURE CONTINUES 024

"VAULTING THE SHARK"



This strip (and commentary below) was originally published on April 11, 2013 over at www.ouradventurecontinues.com



I don't know how long the idea of Leave it to Bieber had been bouncing around my head before I wrote this strip, but I can tell you that I will forever be grateful to Harold and Our Adventure Continues if only because I was allowed the opportunity to get this joke out there in front of all you.

Your welcome.

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More to come!

Monday, August 15, 2022

THE SUPERMAN SUPER SHOW 018



Clark needs to raise two millions dollars in two weeks to save a community that houses and rehabilitates juvenile delinquents.

Can Clark raise the money in time? Is it possible to have so much money that you become bored with your very existence? What do the Blues Brothers have to do with any of this? 

Get the answers now as Ed and Steeven talk about Superman on the High Seas, the Superman story that appeared in Action Comics #15, which was published by DC Comics with a cover date of August, 1939.

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

THEN A PENGUIN WALKED IN #9



The following comes from Then A Penguin Walked In and Other Tall Tales, currently on sale digitally and in paperback.

CHAPTER NINE: THE WHITE DRAGON

THE HALL WENT QUIET, and Dominick could sense that those in attendance were looking to him, including both the soldiers and the Triumvirate.

“So, what so we do, Mr. Hanrahan?” Captain Ovati asked, a note of sarcasm in her voice he was fairly certain she wasn’t trying to hide. “You are, after all, our only hope.”

“Uh,” Dominick replied, looking to Vivian for help.

“Come on, mighty warrior, tell us what to do.” Ovati was smiling now, and not in a good way.

Dominick threw a considerable amount of his accessible brain capacity at the issue. He rifled through his mental filing cabinet, gathering all the information he’d accumulated over the years regarding key military figures, elite combat units, and military strategy. Though he had what would account for over a dozen terabytes of this specialized type of information stored on his internal memory system, it took his brain less than a fraction of second to comb through the records and report back that there probably wasn’t anything the A-Team had ever done that would be of any help to him in this current situation. So, Dominick responded the only way that he could.

“Uh,” he repeated.

“Figures,” Captain Ovati said, a disgusted look on her face. She turned to the soldiers. “We need to get these people into the shelters below the palace. Once they are secure, join me on the wall.”

The soldiers began to move, ushering the crowd out of the hall in an orderly fashion. Dominick could do nothing but watch as the people were shuffled out. Captain Ovati and a few select soldiers escorted the Triumvirate from the dais and out a door in the back.

Soon Dominick was alone with Vivian.

“I guess I’m a pretty big disappointment, huh?” Dominick said.

“What do you mean?” the pixie replied, her face a mask of confusion.

“Well, it’s all happening now, right? The big battle? It’s what I’m here for and so far I’ve been pretty useless.”

“Because you have no knowledge of how to disperse troops for battle?” She smiled. “Dominick, you are too hard on yourself. Your purpose is not to lead the armies into battle.”

“It’s not?”

“No, you are here to defeat Lord Hob. That is your only task. You must meet him on the field of battle, you must do combat with him, and you must win,” Vivian said.

“Okay,” Dominick said. “No pressure.”

“Vivian,” Harold buzzed in. He was dressed in a tiny suit of leather armor and carried a sword the size of a toothpick. “Lord Hob has come.”

“Yes, Harold,” Vivian said. “We know.”

“We must get Dominick Hanrahan out to meet him,” Harold said.

“Yes, Harold,” Vivian said. “We know this as well.”

“So, uh,” Dominick floundered. “That’s it? We’re just going to go out there now? Like now, now?”

“Lord Hob has been spotted on the battlefield,” Harold said. “There is no time to waste.”

“Okay,” Dominick said. “So, now then?”

“Yes, Dominick Hanrahan,” Harold said, a confused look on his face. “Now.”

“Worry not, Dominick,” Vivian said. “You handled yourself well against Captain Ovati. That is the power of Arakis.”

“Yeah, I did find it a bit odd that I had suddenly become a skilled swordsman,” Dominick said, smiling. “I mean, it’s always been my understanding that sword fighting isn’t as easy as they make it look in the movies. So that was the sword doing all that? That’s what it does?”

“That is only a small part of the sword’s powers,” she said. “But you can feel confident that the sword will protect you.”

“So, it makes me invulnerable?”

Vivian and Harold exchanged glances.

“Very nearly so,” Vivian replied.

“Okay, well,” Dominick said, running his hands through his hair. “I guess near invulnerability will have to do. Heck, even Superman isn’t all powerful.”

“Do not fear, Dominick Hanrahan,” Harold said. “Vivian and I will be with you every step of the way.”

“Ah,” Dominick said, his sarcasm more than apparent. “That takes a load off my shoulders.” 

“A pixie’s magic is not to be taken lightly,” Vivian said, steel showing in her eyes.

Dominick gulped and thought back to earlier today when he’d first encountered Vivian in the guise of a penguin and how, even in the shape of such an awkward little creature, she’d taken on one of the lizard men without breaking a sweat. Maybe his sarcasm was unwarranted. 

“Alright then,” he said, drawing himself up. “Let’s go take this Hob guy out, already.”

The three set off and Dominick found himself once again walking the twisty-turny stone walkways of the palace. After a few minutes the atmosphere around them grew dim and dank.

“Are we underground?” He asked.

“We are, Dominick Hanrahan,” Harold said. “Very astute.”

“We are traveling along a secret path,” Vivian said with a small wink. “It will take us out beyond the palace and up into the hills above.”

“If all goes according to plan,” Harold said. “We should come out behind Lord Hob and his forces.”

“Lord Hob is known to command from the relative safety of the back of his army,” Vivian said.

“Which means we won’t have all this nonsense of wading through the thick of the battle to get to our goal,” Harold said.

“Okay, so say it does go according to plan,” Dominick said. “How do I find this Hob guy? Are you going to point him out to me and then just let me loose?”

“The Dread Lord Hob will be distinctive among his followers for the white armor he wears,” Vivian said.

“White armor?”

“It gleams like the winter snow,” Harold said. “Also, he will more than likely be astride Kraxull, the great white dragon of Skelldom.”

Dominick stopped walking.

“Yes, of course,” Vivian said. “I’d almost forgotten about Kraxull. He will be quite difficult to miss for sure.”

The two pixies had continued to glide down the damp tunnel, oblivious of the fact that they had left the Hope of Haven, the Savior of Gund, behind.

“Kraxull truly is a magnificent creature,” Harold said. “So very impressive.”

“Quite so,” Vivian replied with excitement. “And such intelligence. He is more than just muscles, teeth, and claws.”

“Guys,” Dominick said, taking a seat on the cold, stone floor.

“But what teeth!” Harold said. “I once saw Kraxull split a cow in two with just one bite. And this was no calf, mind you. I’m talking about a full-grown cow.”

“Guys,” Dominick repeated. He was having trouble breathing.

“Oh wow!” Vivian said. “That must have been an impressive sight.”

“It certainly was, I can tell you,” Harold said.

“Guys!” Dominick’s shout echoed down the corridor.

The two pixies turned with a start once they realized that Dominick was no longer walking alongside them but was instead sitting on the floor fifty yards behind, his head in his hands. He rocked back and forth as the pixies glided closer.

“What bothers you, Dominick Hanrahan?” Harold asked, placing a tiny hand on his shoulder.

“What bothers me?” Dominick replied, raising his head. He laughed. “Well, I don’t know. I’ve been sitting here thinking about just that, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.”

The two pixies exchanged worried glances.

“It could be the dragon,” Dominick continued. “Maybe. I mean, fighting dragons is like eating cake for me, of course, but there’s still something about the concept that continues to nag at me.”

“Alright, Dominick,” Vivian said. “You hurl your sarcasm around like bolts of lightning.”

“A dragon, Vivian?” Dominick stood. “A dragon!? No one said anything about a dragon. I don’t recall that being part of the sales pitch.”

“Dominick,” Vivian began.

“One guy, Vivian,” Dominick continued. “One guy. That was it. The one guy in all of Gund that everyone seems to be terrified of. That’s what I agreed to.”

“Dominick,” Vivian tried once again.

“I mean, that fact alone is enough to make me question my own sanity. For me—ME!—to make that choice...” He buried his face in his hands.

“Dominick,” Vivian said. “You needn’t worry about Kraxull.”

“I could be home right now. Sitting comfortably on my couch, flipping through this week’s new comics, or watching something, anything, on TV. But instead, I’m doing this. And now I have to fight a dragon.”

“We will take care of Kraxull,” Harold said.

“Yes, Dominick,” Vivian said. “You need not worry.”

He looked up. “You two? You two will take on a dragon? A dragon big enough to split a cow in half with just one bite? You two?”

The two pixies only stared at him, their eyes boring a hole through his own.

“Okay,” Dominick said. “A pixie’s magic is not to be taken lightly; I get it.”

“Are you sufficiently prepared now to do your part?” Vivian asked.

“You mean, am I ready to stand up to the big bad wolf?”

“Wolf?” Harold looked confused. “I do not believe that Lord Hob has any trained wolves in his army.”

Harold shared another look with Vivian and then the two trained their quizzical gazes on Dominick.

“Never mind,” Dominick said. “Let’s just get this over with.”

Dominick walked alongside the buzzing pixies for another thirty minutes before they eventually reached the end of the tunnel. They found before them an iron bound door which opened to a small, wooded glade. The sound of battle threaded its way through the trees the moment they had opened the door, and as they moved softly through the wood, they came to the tree line and looked out upon a wide valley that opened below them. 

The sun was setting on their left. Unless Gund followed different rules than Earth, which he supposed it very well could, the valley below was due north.

About a half a mile away, as near as Dominick could estimate, down in the valley, they could see the two mighty armies clashing upon an open field just outside the gates of Haven to the northeast. As the two pixies had said, they had come out of the tunnel to the rear of the battle, but they were high enough on the hill that they could see the two armies stretched out before them.

Just outside the gates the five races of Gund fought together with seamless coordination against a horde of lizard men, humans, and ogres. Dominick scanned the armies of Lord Hob until he spotted the man himself, resplendent in white armor and black cape, sitting astride a white dragon the size of a bus. 

“That’s him,” Vivian said, pointing to the man in white.

“Yeah, I kinda figured,” Dominick said.

He watched Lord Hob as the man in white rode the dragon up and down the back line of the army, gesturing in such a fervent manner that Dominick could only assume meant that the Dread Lord was barking orders and using the threat of violence to encourage his army forward. The dragon certainly was an impressive beast. Even from as far back as Dominick stood, he could see the sheer power of the creature. He tried to imagine what the two pixies might be able to do against such a monster, but in the end, he decided to trust in his two companions.

As he watched the battle below, a chill wind descended on him from the west and Dominick put his hands in his pants pockets to try and keep them warm.

In one of his pockets he encountered the salt shaker from earlier that morning. He laughed and pulled it out, looking it over. Of all the things to bring over from his world he had brought with him salt, and only because he’d been toying with the idea of chucking it in a fryer.

He thought about how long ago it had all seemed, then pushed the idea out of his head for being a bit cliché. 

“Shall we go?” Vivian asked.

Dominick sighed. “Yeah, I suppose we should.”

Suddenly there was a stench on the wind like a thousand sweaty gym socks found at the bottom of a locker that hadn’t been opened in a hundred humid-filled years. Before he could plug his nose, a small group of large figures burst through the trees from the west, the sun at their backs. The sun was so blinding that Dominick and his companions found themselves more than a little disoriented. Enough so anyways that the group was on top of them before they could react.

To be continued...

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Friday, August 12, 2022

MY OTHER PODCAST 008



Today I want to introduce you to your new favorite band, Sinister Dane, and play you four of their songs.

You're welcome!

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

JUST ANOTHER FANBOY CLASSICS #27



Today on JAF Classics I take you back to February 28, 2007 and Episode #27 of the original run of Just Another Fanboy.

The episode opens with a bit of talk regarding The Challenge of the Super Friends cartoon before getting into the meat of the episode:

News and Information You Could Have Easily Gotten For Yourself With Just a Little Effort (Brought to you by Hog's Head Coffee)

Comic Book Picks of the Week - Green Arrow #71, Astonishing X-Men #20, and Justice Society of America #3

At the Movies With Gary Indiana - Open Season

30 Seconds of Nonsense

The View From Norman Oklahoma in which Norman tells a story that's more than a little weird.


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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

OUR ADVENTURE CONTINUES 023

"JUMPING THE SHARK"



This strip (and commentary below) was originally published on April 9, 2013 over at www.ouradventurecontinues.com



Harold and I are, by no means, fans of reality TV.

While I can certainly understand the lure of some of the shows out there, it's just really not for me.

However, I do have to be honest and let you all know that I did enjoy me some Hell's Kitchen, but my daughter won't let me watch it anymore because they all use such bad language.

Plus, I have to admit that I've never actually watched Jersey Shore or Honey Boo Boo, but from what little I've seen, I really feel like I'm not missing much.



I'm going to go on the record and say that in Season Four of Downton Abbey, they will jump the shark when they are invaded by aliens.

That is all.





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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

JUST ANOTHER FANBOY CLASSICS #26



Today on JAF Classics I take you back to February 21, 2007 and Episode #26 of the original run of Just Another Fanboy.

Here are the original show notes from 15 years ago:

With Steeven in the hospital after taking a gunshot in the clavicle, Norman and Gary take over and bring you the worst show in podcasting history

Show Notes

- Previously on Just Another Fanboy

- Intro, a phone call from Steeven, and an excitement announcement.

- Steeven's Comic Book Picks of the Week - New Universal #1, New Avengers #27, and Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1.

- Listener's Feedback - Folks from the board chime in about Episode 25

- A Word From Our Sponsor - The I-Fene, the first ever fully functional Caffeine I-V drip for the office environment.

- News and Information You Could Have Easily Gotten For Yourself With Just A Little Effort - We scour the web for comic book news so you don't have to.

- At the Movies With Gary Indiana - Gary gives you his top favorite comic book movies.

- The View From Norman Oklahoma, a weekly segment in which our resident bitter old fanboy pisses and moans regarding the state of the comic book industry, and just about anything that generally pisses him off - This week Norman has a thing or two to say about the DC Countdown.

- Outro and ways to spread the Fanboy love.

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Monday, August 8, 2022

THE SUPERMAN SUPER SHOW 017



Superman investigates the poor construction of the city's subway tunnels only to discover an old foe lurking in the shadows.

All this and more as Ed and Steeven talk about Superman Meets the Ultra-Humanite, the Superman story that appeared in Action Comics #14, which was published by DC Comics with a cover date of July, 1939.

Beyond that Ed and Steeven talk about all the fun stuff we have going on over at the Just Another Fanboy Message Boards and how you can be a part of that.

Story synopsis provided by: dc.fandom.com


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Sunday, August 7, 2022

THEN A PENGUIN WALKED IN #8



The following comes from Then A Penguin Walked In and Other Tall Tales, currently on sale digitally and in paperback.

CHAPTER EIGHT: THE CAPTAIN'S DOUBT

A STIR OF EMOTIONS rippled through the assembled crowd. It started as a whispered buzz, moved to a nervous chatter, climbed a level to a steady babble, and then finally rose in crescendo to the bombastic roar of contrary howling.

The dark woman with the sword ignored it all. She only had eyes for Dominick, and not in the way that romantics spend most of their waking moment dreaming about. The eyes that took him in held anger, suspicion, mistrust, a bit more anger, contempt, and another dash of anger.

Dominick took an involuntary step back.

Queen Genivene stood and the howling of the crowd died down to an annoyed murmur.

“Captain Ovati,” the Queen addressed the angry woman. “You doubt this man’s claim?”

“I do, my Queen,” the woman, Captain Ovati, said.

“He bears the Mark,” the Queen said. “He wields the sword. Yet still, you doubt?”

“I do, my Queen.” The Captain never took her eyes off of Dominick.

“What’s happening?” Dominick said.

“That’s Captain Ovati,” Vivian said quietly into his ear, her voice that of one filled with deep disgust. “She’s in charge of Queen Genivene’s Royal Guard.”

“I have spoken for this man,” the Queen said. “Do you doubt my word?”

“No, my Queen,” the Captain said. “I do not doubt your word. But it is my job to ensure your safety, and in turn, the safety of Haven.”

“Only the One can wield Arakis,” Vivian glided toward Captain Ovati. The look on the little pixie’s face like that of someone forced to smell something unpleasant. “To any other it is just a sword. But in the hands of the One, well... Such power is indescribable.” Vivian smiled.

“You may speak true, fae,” the Captain said, finally turning from Dominick to face Vivian. “But there is little doubt to me, and to those present, that this man has proven nothing more than he can lift Arakis above his head. I see no proof that he can harness the power of the black sword. I have the right to challenge. If this Dominick Hanrahan is truly the One, then he will be more than up to it.”

“What’s happening?” Dominick repeated.

“The Captain has challenged your claim,” Vivian said. “She demands more proof that you are, in fact, the One.”

“Proof? Okay, what do I need to do?”

Captain Ovati had gone back to staring at Dominick with a critical eye. She had an old scar that drew a white line from above her right eye, down to the middle of her cheek.

“You must fight her,” Vivian said.

“What?” Dominick looked from the Captain to the pixie, then back to the Captain.

He tried not to focus on her battle-scarred armor or the way the grip of her sword looked to be worn with continuous use. He tried not to notice the way she continued to study him, like a bug she was about to step on. He even tried to screw up his courage in anticipation of the inevitable fight between the two. But after all that he’d been through today, he decided just to give himself over to instinct and fall apart.

He threw his hands into the air.

“Okay, I’m done,” Dominick said to everyone, his voice reaching even those on the other side of the hall. “This was fun and all, what with the monsters that tried to kill me and stuff. Oh, and the impending threat of single-handedly standing against a person that each of you fear down to your toes. But I have come to the official end of my rope.”

The members of the Triumvirate frowned and Queen Genivene sat down.

“I want to thank everyone for the lovely bath, the sword, the ring, and the wonderful new clothes, but I think it’s time for me to take my ball and go home. I’m done. I’ve had enough. I’m ending this farce here and now. You’ve all been great company, but I’m going to go.”

He began to back out of the hall.

“If you need me for anything further, you can of course give me a call. I’ll leave my number with the secretary out front. But keep in mind that I like to screen my calls.”

He bowed, then turned and waved to the crowd.

“Hanrahan out, people,” Dominick said, then turned to leave.

“See,” Captain Ovati’s voice sounded from behind him. “He is not the One. He’s just another scared little man.”

Dominick spun to face her, heat rising in his face.

“Darn tootin’ I’m scared,” he said. “I’m a fry cook from Kansas. I’m no soldier.” He moved toward her. “I’ve never even been in a fist fight, much less one involving swords and magic and junk. I prefer to avoid confrontation. And you want me to what, cross swords with you? It’s pretty obvious that you’ve been in a few scrapes yourself. Does that sound fair? Oh, and if that’s not enough, I have to fight the Boogie Man as well? No thanks, Lady. Not this guy.”

“Dominick,” Vivian said, gliding toward him. “We are depending on you.”

“I’m sorry, Vivian,” he said. “I’m not your guy. I’m just not.” He kept his eyes locked on Captain Ovati.

“You’re a fool for putting your hope in this sorry excuse for a man, fae,” Ovati said, spitting the words out like spoiled meat.

“Yeah,” Dominick said. “I am at that. I make no excuse for it. As a wise spinach-eating sailor once said: ‘I am what I am and that’s all that I am.’”

“Dominick,” Vivian said.

“I’m going to go now,” he cut her off.

“Coward!” Ovati yelled. Then in one smooth motion, before Dominick could react, she drew her sword and swung it at his head.

He flinched, closed his eyes, and waited for the inevitable. There came a clanging sound near his head, which made him jump, but there was no accompanying pain.

This is what death must feel like, he thought. Painless.

The idea of a painless death, of just ending things here and now in such an easy way made him smile. That was when he heard a collective gasp all around him.

He opened an eye and found something so surprising that he had no choice but to open his other eye and stare in slack jawed amazement.

First, he wasn’t dead. That was astounding enough. But what was even more amazing was the reason behind his miraculous survival:

There, in his hand, was Arakis, the blade drawn up before him and blocking the Captain’s sword, preventing it from taking off the top half of his head. He was rather fond of his head, most especially the top half, so the relief he felt—regardless of how it was able to come to pass—was quite profound.

Captain Ovati, however, did not look impressed. If anything his unexpected escape from death only enraged her further.

She thrust the point of her sword at his heart. Arakis was there to deflect the blow. She swung down in a chopping motion. Dominick stepped back and Arakis glided swiftly into place, knocking her blade aside.

Yet still she continued, pushing him back with the cold viciousness of her attack. Regardless, for every trust of her sword, his was there to block. He moved without thought, as if on some instinctual level he knew exactly what he was doing, like he’d been training for this moment all his life.

It was like a dance, each one moving in concert with the other, flowing through forms meant to kill or defend. Dominick couldn’t explain it. He seemed to know, to anticipate, where the Captain’s blade was going to be and was therefore able to have his own in place to slap aside every thrust, swing, and slice.

And yet, despite his miraculous defensive techniques, Dominick continued to retreat.

“We don’t have to do this, Captain,” he said, knocking aside another thrust. “People where I come from like to sit down and talk through their problems.” He wasn’t even breathing heavily. “That, or shoot at each other.”

The Captain didn’t respond, she only pressed harder, her face a mask of determination.

Then it happened. As Dominick stepped backwards, away from her onslaught of violent hatred, he tripped. Suddenly he was falling. As if in slow motion he could see the toothy smile that split the Captain’s face and before he landed with a thud on his bottom, she was on him.

A collective gasp sounded from all around him.

She took her sword in both hands and swung it down with such force that Dominick could almost hear the whistle it made as it split the air. And so, as he tumbled from his bottom to his back, he flung Arakis up before him and prepared himself for death.

Yet, as Captain Ovati’s steel blade met the black blade of Arakis, there came an explosion as the steel of her sword gave way and shattered, throwing the Captain back to land in a heap a few feet away. The sound of thunder roared through the hall and a bolt of lightning, coming as if from nowhere, struck the tip of Arakis, causing the blade to glow white hot before the room fell into silence.

No one moved as the dust settled around them. Dominick sat up and looked from the sword to the Captain, his eyes wide with shock.

“Holy sh—” but he was cut off as the sound of a blaring horn echoed through the hall.

“Oh no,” Vivian said as Ovati pulled herself to her feet.

“What?” Dominick said.

“It’s the alarm,” Ovati said.

“The alarm? For what?” Dominick said.

Ovati brushed herself off. “It means that Lord Hob and his armies have arrived to kill us all.”

To be continued...

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