Spaceknight Saturdays: Raak is Back

The Quest for the Missing Spaceknights continues! Last issue, Rom, Scanner and Seeker found Unam the Unseen. A disgraced Unam, as it turns out, who had abused his sole power of invisibility to make himself the god of a now powerless Dire Wraith coven. Rom harangues him for not banishing them, but since he's the only one equipped with a Neutralizer, I'm not sure that's a fair cop. In the closing pages of Rom #70, the Spaceknights turned their back on their corrupted comrade and now... what's this? He makes one last plea not to be left behind?
Dude, have some dignity. Rom forgives him to spare himself embarrassment, I'm sure.

Meanwhile, back on Earth, Rick, Brandy and their adopted daughter move into Thunderbolt Ross' cabin and Rick wonders how he'll ever beat his cancer. How about through the Power of Love(TM)?
Apparently, Rick's too much of a gentleman to suggest it himself.

But back to our outer space adventure, where Scanner detects yet more Spaceknight and Wraith life signs. It's a planet where the Wraiths aren't so toothless. Sure, they've lost their magical powers, but remember the Wraith males and their science fetish? They weren't affected so badly.
Vola the Trapper has thrown in with the natives because another Spaceknight has betrayed us all by aligning with the Wraiths. Raak the Breaker WILL sell his soul for a flying horsie and a pep rally flag.
Who wouldn't, right? That's two corrupt Spaceknights in as many issues. Cue Unam's unbridled angst:
And Rom's masterful (and just as emo) comic timing:
While they're lost in thought, Raak and his Wraiths go right to work destroying a native village.
Well obviously, this travesty can't be allowed to continue.
In retaliation for the destruction of his horsie, Raak starts to boil Rom's cyborg fluids with his microwave blast. Is there someone in need of redemption in the house who could possibly help him? Ah yes, Unam the Unseen.
Raak completely bakes the invisible knight... to DEATH!
Over the smell of blackened popcorn, Rom turns his Neutralizer on Raak and banishes him to Limbo along with his Dire Wraith cohorts. Vola joins the group as the funeral march for the least of the Spaceknights begins.

Next week: Rom's last Annual!


Anonymous said...

Rick Jones deserves a Darwin Award for the way he got cancer: exposing himself to a Gamma Bomb to become a superhero! The word "nuclear radiation" didn't ring any bell in his head.


Siskoid said...

I guess he had enough positive examples in his life to think it would work.

chiasaur11 said...


Given the track record in the old MU, you gotta figure radiation must only cause cancer, what? Once a year?

Siskoid said...

So it's Rick and Mar-Vell. Anyone else?


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