Sunday, February 7, 2016

What Is the Simian Supreme Court? And Who Are the All-American Victory Legion?

I've written several times about Charlton Neo, which is a resurrection of the classic Charlton Comics lines; as well as Pix-C Web Comics, which features public domain characters from Charlton Comics as well as a few other original characters. Pix-C Web Comics features strips from a variety of genres, including superhero, horror, action, and humor romance. But Pix-C Web Comics recently launched several new strips for 2016, including a superhero-themed strip called the ALL-AMERICAN VICTORY LEGION!

The All-American Victory Legion is a World War II era team of superheroes. They are lead by Amazing Man and feature heroes such as Magno, Lightning, Blue Lady, Mystic Arrow, and Dark Spider. The team is the creation of the late Alan Kupperberg -- brother of Paul Kupperberg. Their initial story, titled "Monkey Trial" features story and art by Alan Kupperberg.

I know that I should be writing about the All-American Victory Legion and I'm a hug fan of Golden Age superheroics -- but I'm all about the apes with this Pix-C Web Comics strip!

I mentioned earlier that this story is set during World War II. Adolph Hitler has teamed up with the Green Gorilla and some Nazi super-scientists and plucked some super-powered simian soldiers from throughout the timeline and commanded them to attack New York City and kidnap Mayor Fiorello La Guardia!

We readers don't yet know a lot about this Simian Supreme Court. I actually don't even know that they go by that name, except that they used that collective name on the story's cover. But I like that name! As noted above, they are led by the Green Gorilla. Other members include Mighty Monkey, Kongster, Kingorilla, and Simia the Ultra-Ape.

The Simians surprise and overwhelm the Victory Legion, successfully managing to kidnap the Mayor. Our heroes figure out three separate energy trails left behind after the Simians' attack. This allows them to conveniently split into three teams of two members to track down our apes!

At this point in the story, we have met two of the Simians up-close so far. Blue Lady and Dark Spider go up against Simia the Ultra-Ape, who pulls a classic move out of "King Kong," way up at the top of the Golden Banana Company Building!

Lightning and Magno go up against Kongster, learning that this gorilla has more in common with these humans than they originally believed possible! Kongster manages to materialize two additional apes into the story line: Detective Philip Fullbrow and Chim Pan-Genius, Primate Investigator!

Can these two detectives figure out how to defeat the Nazis? Or will we find out that they are actually Nazi sympathizers by the end of this tale??

I have no clue where this is heading, but I can't wait for the next installment of this story when it gets posted next Sunday! You too can read the Simian Supreme Court's latest adventure (as well as the All-American Victory Legion!!) -- not to mention Yang, No Name, Tuffy Turtle, N.E.O., Kid Montana, Skyman, The Knightingales, Deathwatch, The Spookman, Sadistik, Ms. Molecule, and several other great characters, by becoming a patron of Pix-C Web Comics. Those who become patrons (for as little as $1 per month) gain access to several weekly online comic strips. The more you pledge, the more perks you qualify for. I've been contributing $30 per month towards this venture. I encourage to you to become a patron too!

Incidentally,  you can now read older Pix-C Web Comics on this Free website. Becoming a Pix-C Web Comics patron will give you advanced access to new Pix-C stories that are not readily available to those who access the Free website, so definitely make your pledge today!

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