Thursday, August 14, 2014
Meet the Equalizer in KEVIN KELLER #14!
This story transforms Kevin into a comic book super hero. This was promised nearly a year ago, but several months of publishing delays pushed back the debut of The Equalizer way too long. You can see a full image of Kevin Keller as the Equalizer at this link. (Or if you'd prefer Stuffed Animal's Golden Age-inspired Equalizer, check out this link!!) I personally prefer his Las Vegas reject costume, but nobody promised me!
How exactly did Kevin adopt this new alter ego? Let me tell you...
Kevin and Veronica are exercising in Smithtown. Is this Riverdale's answer to Boystown? Either way, they interrupt the mugging of an old woman. Kevin shows off all of the self-defense moves that his military dad had taught him and takes out the mugger. This attracts a ton of local media attention, which begins to drive Kevin batty!
Veronica then reveals her new scheme. She has built a secret crime lab and created new super hero identities for both Kevin and herself: Equalizer and Power Teen! It takes a test mission and a sexy male assistant, but Kevin eventually accepts his new comic book origin!
KEVIN KELLER #14 introduces two new (implied) gay characters: Young Peter...
... and Equalizer's new assistant Tony!
Personally, I'm betting that Tony becomes Equalizer's new criminal nemesis! That's my hunch and I'm sticking to it!
"That's Really Super Kevin!" is written & penciled by Dan Parent and inked by Rick Koslowski.