THUNDERBOLTS PRESENTS: ZEMO - BORN BETTER #1 (of 4) Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Pencils and Cover by TOM GRUMMETT He is the last of thirteen, taught for his entire life that he was born better. A Zemo by blood is a superior person. So then why has he always failed? Now, having been sent hurtling through time, BARON HELMUT ZEMO will have a chance to encounter the truth of his family AS IT HAPPENED IN THE PAST -- when he comes FACE TO FACE with the first of his family line, the legendary Baron Harbin Zemo! But how much of what we know of our family history is truth and how much has been embellished by the perspective of time? Can Zemo find a way to escape his situation or will he choose to stay trapped in time if it means preventing his family lineage from a legacy of failure? 32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
Post by The Night Phantom on Apr 8, 2007 19:42:44 GMT -5
Agreed, Nutcase. The artwork is easy on the eyes. I like Nicieza’s exploration of Zemo as he explores the Zemo heritage and the themes of power, leadership, nobility, responsibility, superiority, and more. I’m looking forward to #4’s meeting with his Vati. Nice cameo this ish by the WW I Union Jack. The present-era storyline is interesting too. What a shocking development at the end of #2! I’m curious as to where this will all lead.
It really has you wondering who the present-time guy really is. It would seem he's a bad-guy and I think when Zemo returns he's goona be more of a good-guy than ever before, so there's a fight a-brewin'
Also, do you think we might be about to see Zemo counselling himself?
Post by The Night Phantom on Apr 9, 2007 16:57:47 GMT -5
Honestly, I hadn’t considered the possibility that Helmut might meet a younger instance of himself. It’s hard to say what would come of that meeting. (I’m guessing the timestream would continue as it has; possibly the present Helmut’s attempts would fail or even backfire; or possibly he would intentionally push his younger self onto the same path he took, calculating that the mistakes he’s made were a necessary part of his own evolution—a “noble sacrifice” of sorts.)
Post by Alchemist-X on Apr 9, 2007 18:06:01 GMT -5
I heard somewhere that Zemo is about to meet his anscestors, and one descendant, so It isn't such a leap to think he'll time leap to an era with a younger him, and it seems possible he could overshoot his own era and continue on into the future.
Either that or the guy researching the Zemo's is related to him somehow.
I hope he moves to some alternate future where he's happy and settled down with a loving wife and son, and spends a long time trying to atain all that....Zemo style.