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Micronauts #2

Posted: Monday, September 2, 2002
By: Paul Dale Roberts

Writer: Scott Wherle
Artists: Eric Wolfe Hanson (p), Barbara Schulz & Steven Hall (i)

Publisher: Image

Baron Karza definitely knows how to intimidate and what he did to Ryan was a mental meltdown on Ryan's part. I didn't know how he could maintain. Then the Baron doesn't waste any time in sending people to the pens if they don't follow his rules and heed his words. There was so much to explore in Micronauts #2. I wanted to see more of the huge robot called the Biotron, you gave me a glimpse which was a mere teaser of what is yet to come.

Loved the way Baron's past was explored. He reminds me of Darth Vader, once a good man, then turned evil. In the Baron's case, he was a young scientist and engineer and his speciality was robotics. When the established order came down on the Baron, he retaliated and gathered an army to conquer the galaxy and created his new order. An order that is not afraid of experimenting in cloning and body farming. The Baron truly became a living martyr of the people. The ceremonial armor that he donned is quite intimidating and frightening, which again reminded me of Darth Vader.

Acroyear tells a great story to Ryan about the Baron's past and hopefully this will help Ryan to one day defeat the Baron. The Baron's daughter is a real scumbag of a Princess, since she will not allow her subjects to look upon her. When Ryan directly looked at the Princess, she was on him like white on rice and the way Ryan was beaten was unjust. The Baron's evil is overwhelming and I was shocked at the way he had the Vaerian being on display for all of his subjects.

Not only was this story incredible, but it had good action at the end when General Azura fought with Acroyear. She may be a female, but she is definitely lethal. Acroyear is lucky he survived and now has to go to the Iso-pen. This story kept me on the edge from the beginning of the story to the end, looking forward to more of the same!

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