The Wonder Warriors are introduced as the Rangers leave Earth in Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #8.
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Previously – Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #7
The last couple of issues have moved from mostly Earth-bound to spending more time in the spaceship. This has allowed Jack Kirby to work in smaller character moments. Captain Victory is revealed to be a romantic and Major Klavus is revealed to be a spiritualist. These aren’t shocking revelations, but it is good to learn more about the main Rangers.
It turns out all of the Galactic Rangers haven’t quite left Earth yet. The United States military isn’t allowing the Rangers to take their ship and leave. The military wants to investigate it more or they threaten to blow it up. Victory has ordered a “Zap-Out”, so Tarin prepares the troops to leave.
Orca emerges from the Insecton Hive safely. All of Orca’s Micro-troops that went into the Hive with him did not survive the battle. Orca wants to stay behind with Tarin to help give the troops a proper burial.
We are introduced to the Wonder Warriors and we don’t really find out a whole lot about them. Among them is Ursan the Unclean, who we met in a previous issue. All we learn about the Wonder Warriors is that they appear to be skilled fighters and get their information from the mysterious “Voice”. The “Voice” also grants them their powers.
The Galactic Rangers eventually are able to “Zap-Out” of Earth’s atmosphere and move towards whatever their next mission. This causes some minor consequences on Earth, although no one seems injured. One person who is upset about their departure is Marty Mayflower, leader of the Pack. I’m assuming we’ll learn more about him in upcoming issues.
The backup issue again features Martius Klavus, again before he becomes a major. This time the story is titled “The Roman Syndrome”. His planet has inherited the culture from the Roman empire. This allows us to see a little bit about planet Sandurak. Klavus’ grandfather goes by the name of Ceasar. The people of Sandurak have modeled their world off of the people of Earth.
It appears Kirby is starting to expand on connections to the Fourth World in this issue. We are introduced to Quadrant X and the Voice. Quadrant X is an unidentifiable part of time and space. It is a location that is nearly impossible to find.
The Voice brings up memories of the Source from his Fourth World mythology. The Voice is able to write sayings on a wall, just like the source. It was also able to grant the Wonder Warriors powers of the gods and supply them with information. I’m interested to see if these connections fit into the rest of the issues or if Kirby goes someplace new with them.
Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers seems to have found it’s groove. The increased character backgrounds is making it a much more enjoyable comic. I’m hoping the action of the story picks up soon.
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