Tuesday, March 07, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 66: The Beast slowwwwwwwwly challenges himself

Sometimes you're not fighting against Nazis or bad guys or injustice. Sometimes you're battling hard to preserve your own humanity! As when Hank McCoy, the Beast, turns himself into a...well, a Beast! His only salvation: some really kinky-looking bondage gear!

Panels from Amazing Adventures (1970 series) #12 (May 1972), script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Tom Sutton, inks by Mike Ploog, colors by Steve Englehart, letters by Artie Simek

Still, one rubber mask courtesy of his pal Jim Phelps over at the I.M.F., and one body-stretching harness that makes the one worn by Warren Worthington to hide his wings look like the gentle caress of a red-haired female teammate later, and...

Hank swears that he will not rest until he's turned himself back from the blue=grey fuzzy gorilla that he is into a human again! Which means it must be only two or three months that he remains in his bestial form, because the quicksilver mind of the world's most brilliant mutant who couldn't figure out how to reverse M-Day or the M-Pox of Hank McCoy won't take long at all to save himself, right?

Fourteen years later:

Panels from X-Factor (1986 series) #3 (April 1986), script by Bob Layton, pencils by Jackson Guice, inks by Joe Rubinstein, colors by Petra Scotese, letters by Joe Rosen

Then, 2 years later, he was back to being blue and furry again. A Beast just can't catch a break.

1 comment:

Blam (Alternate) said...

The same way Scott explained Maddie and his son to Jean, Hank: Just don't! (Note: Does not work if Vera sees you.)