Golddigger Color Remix 3
In Atlantis everybody present readies themselves, to combat Armageddon. Garen, Ace Strype Penny and the others use a magical portal to fight Armageddon from the inside, literally by teleporting in to his body.
While Brittany will go looking for her sister , with some help from the spellcasters.
Speaking of Gina she finds her self naked in a bed and sharing that bed.
Gina respond ...appropriately and nearly has his eye out, before he can explain himself.
He found her on the slope of the mountains and had to remove her clothes, what little she had on anyway, because wet clothing is cold clothing. She was in threat of going in to hypodermic shock and his bed wasn't enough to warm her up. So he had to use his own body to save her live.
The city she collapsed near by is Shangri La.
In the body of Armageddon, Strype Garen and the others are under attack of the antibodies. Until Penny figures something out and on a hunch has Taris cut a cable.
The antibodies disappear as fast as they appeared.
Penny figured that Armageddon is still a robot, so the antibodies were controlled by a signal, they just cut the signal.
Meanwhile Mesha has exhausted her magic for the day and lets the other spell casters keep the portal open and enquires from Cheetah if that's her real name.
Cheetah explains that she and a friend used to play super heroes when they were kids and cheetah was her super hero name and the name stuck.
In Shangri la, Gina makes her way to the library. Her savior happens to be the librarian. Which is remarkably efficient and a wealth of arcane knowledge including immortality in six easy steps ( who knew ? ) and the horrible secrets to the universe and how to use them.
Turns out Gyphon was the last person who checked the book out. ( And returned it in time how nice of him. ) But during an altercation Gyphon banished empress Lynn to the plane of oblivion, the librarian managed to teleport him out but empress Lynn was lost forever. ( Yeah, right. )
Back in Armageddon's body in a moment of quiet near the power source, Ace tells Strype some of the exploits of Gina and Penny and the bad blood between them.
Penny explains that Gina invited her in because she would have followed anyway and Gina wants to keep an eye on her.
She accompanies them because there is safety in numbers.
Just at that moment the power core stirs.
Armageddon is starting to move and because it is able to absorbed all the energy of the destruction it causes, it will at one point be unstoppable !!! (bwahahahahahah ..ahem )
She defences of Atlantis are slowing Armageddon, down but cant stop him.
The librarians name turns out to be khan and Gina has plans for him. Sadly those plans are short changed by the return of empress Lynn ( le gaspu ! ) who challenges Gina to a duel to the death !
Which turns out to be a Street fighter parody.
Gina dressed as Ryu and Lynn as M Bison.
The fight predictably goes badly for Gina, until Brittany interferes and despite some foul play on Lynn's side easily dominates the fight.
Gina and Brittany return to Atlantis with a stack of ancient books, via a portal generator. ( how useful )
Atlantis is unable to repell Armageddon and is evacuating more and more people as Gina and Brittany return
Gyphon suddenly contacts Atlantis a magic reflection, as it turns out he isn't dead ( Big surprise right ?)
Instead Armageddon absorbed him, instead of killing him.
And if they wish Atlantis to survive, princess Tyr and her allies will surrender by the end of the next day.
Or the waters around Atlantis will turn crimson instead !!!
Dun dun duhhhh !
Notes : The third ancient city we visit, well Gina visits is Shangri la.
Tanis fins are supposed to be attractive, his are sharp because he is a guard.
This issue is 34 pages.
Penny and Gina's rivalry is long and bitter and slightly petulant and childish.
Remember what I said about manic pace ?
Well issue 3 really goes in to overdrive.
This issue is the breaking point of the story, it doesn't even have a spiffy title anymore.
And it shows that this should have been a five or six parter. The summary is almost longer then the review and I had to cut chunks out as it is.
Even worse, most of it is surrendered to Gina's story, which while interesting comes over as contrived and is a Street Fighter parody.
While the main threat in the form of Armageddon fused with Gyphon is relegated to making a few appearances.
But he doesn't really do much.
Gina and Brittany do continue their snarky relationship. ( Nerd, Igor. )
And Brittany is wonderfully snarky.
We also learn more about Brittany's childhood, during the invasion of Atlantis no less That's how marginalised the Atlantis storyline is, Brittany had time to sit down and tell Mesha about her childhood and Cheetah nickname.
While this isn't inherently bad its also very, very compressed and it just marginalises the threat of Gyphon and Armageddon even more.
We also get to hear about Gina and Penny's adversarial relationship which gets weirder and more hilarious with each flash back.
They seem to dispise each other, but not to such an extent they are willing to let the other die or kill the other.
At least I don't think so.
Most of the issue is given over to Gina's predicament and that Street Fighter parody, which is ..eh a time waster at best.
And a cheap way to get access to a library, filled with unimaginable resources.
Gold Digger is mostly action and adventure, with a large emphasis on the humor. But in this case the humor falls a bit flat and is detriment to the story.
A library like Shangri La's is relegated to a gag, instead of an important plot point.
Brittany gets in a few good insults though, ( shrimpy nerd based heap of hormones) but on the whole, it takes up time and space that could have been given to the Armageddon threat. Which does a whole lot of nothing this issue.
Issue 3 is oddly paced with far too many distractions.
It has enough material to fill two issues and the main storyline suffers from the diversions.
While the diversions give more exposure to the main characters, IE Gina and Brittany. They just seem to be wedged in there, while Armageddon's attack is either delayed or reduced to a few panels here and there.
This, again should have been a five or six parter.
But at least issue 4 picks up the slack, even if it's pace is even more break neck.