The battle for Earth continues against the Insectons in Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #4.
This issue features more of the fight between the Insectons, the Galactic Rangers, and the human troops.
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Previously – Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #3
Captain Victory and Major Klavus again argue about the need to save the humans. Victory wants to help save the “amateur” humans in the battle. Klavus says that if they are willing to fight, then they are willing to risk their lives.
The battle between the Insectons and the Galactic Rangers ensues. The Insectons have larger numbers, so the Rangers have to go to their vast power reserves.
As the battle continues, Klavus calls on his power to transform into Spirit Brother, a Metallac. Apparently on Klavus’ planet, they can transform into a variety of different figures. Spirit Brother is quickly able to end the fight.
The inclusion of Spirit Brother automatically brings back memories of Infinity Man from Forever People. I’m not a fan of the whole “transform into a superhero when things get tough” thing, but if Klavus can change into different characters, it may make this an interesting twist.
Captain Victory soon learns that the humans suffered significant casualties in the battle with the Insectons. It’s noted how the humans fought hard, but are overmatched in a galactic battle.
This battle has forced the town of Spartanville to be shut down. The Rangers discover that the Insectons plan on moving from Spartanville to Philadelphia. This would allow them to use their mind control tricks to turn a big population of humans into their worker drones.
Captain Victory goes to appeal to Lighting Lady, hoping she can find her humanity and save the humans. She breaks, out, though, and tells her that the Insectons have bigger plans. At the last moment. Egg-Head saves Victory and transports Lightning Lady to an unknown time and location.
Egg-Head wants to be able to join as an official member of the Rangers. Victory is eventually convinced and allows him to become a member of the Corps.
The issue ends with the Galactic Rangers realizing that the Insectons have regrouped and strengthened their troops. It appears the fight for Earth will continue. The Rangers again continue to decide to stay and fight.
This issue began to feel a bit repetitive. There are some very cool individual moments included, but it seems like there has been battle after battle. The Galactic Rangers win, the Insectons retreat, but then they come back stronger than they were before.
Overall, I am very much enjoying this comic book, but I am starting to lose interest in the Insectons. I normally enjoy stories on Earth, but I wouldn’t mind seeing more of the spaceship battles and the origins of these characters.
This issue features a back-up story titled “Goozlebobber”. It is a short story that shows an alien “Goozlebobber” showing up at a human home. It is unknown if he is good or evil.
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