Mars Dude Bombs Regina!

Some kind of reboot of The Avengers just arrived in comic stores and something terrible has happened. Perth, Australia and Regina — presumably this Regina — have been destroyed by awful villains. Oh no!

Prairie dog movie listings guy Shane Hnetka, who works at Comic Readers, alerted city authorities in an e-mail this morning:

I’ve always supported Jonathan Hickman. I push Manhattan Projects, The Nightly News, etc. like crazy. So I’m reading his big relaunch of The Avengers #1, minding my own business, enjoying the big-scale story about some sort of evil scientist alien messing with Mars and sending bombs to Earth, when Hickman casually kills all of us off. That’s right. Evil aliens have bombed Regina of all places. We don’t even get a meaning scene drawn in the comic, just a brief mention.

“The first two bombs hit Perth and Regina. That’s almost two million people,”  says Bruce Banner.

A quick Wikipedia search shows that 1,800,000 people live in Perth and 200,000 live in Regina so I guess that’s two million people but what the fuck? Don’t aliens usually attack New York and L.A.? I doubt it was ever shown in any comic but now Regina no longer exists in the new Marvel Now universe. Fuckers.

Yikes! Prairie dog will get to the bottom of this. Don’t you worry.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

13 thoughts on “Mars Dude Bombs Regina!”

  1. That’s precisely what I though had happened to the place when I first moved here. And it keeps happening! Maybe if we start blaming the destruction of Regina on aliens, it’ll make us happier than knowing that people are to blame.

  2. Two things:
    1. Who’s drawing this? Hulk looks like a doofus.
    2. Steve… Karen asked me to remind you that it’s December.

  3. I had no idea Perth was so huge.

    Usually, the aliens attack lesser-known cities at first so you have some protagonists from the “cooler cities” to fight them off afterward.

  4. I’ve read enough comic books to know that if you don’t see the charred and smouldering remains on panel, you can’t believe it. It’s possible that Hulk just saw a live satellite image of the Capital Pointe site and assumed the entire city had been laid to waste.

  5. According to the Calgary Herald story, there will be follow up in future issues. Maybe we’ll be drawn then. If they were going to pick random city, Moose Jaw sounds better. Perhaps it sounds implausible.

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