Marvel Converso: Heavy Mettle

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"Stay down!" Juggernaut yelled as he slammed his massive fists down onto the man in yellow and blue.

KA-BOOM!

Juggernaut flew backwards; Blob and Absorbing Man watched their teammate in disbelief.

"Oh that ain't good!" Blob said.

"Cain'll be fine," Absorbing Man said as he grabbed a hold of a steel bar causing his molecular structure to alter to that of steel. "We got to shut Sentry down before he turns Vegas into a crater."

Sentry floated up into the air. His hair was slightly messed, cape torn but showed little sign of being damaged after being assaulted by Juggernaut. A smirk spread across his lips. "A fat guy and Miley Cyrus."

"He just called you fat, Carl." Blob said as he charged forward at an impressive speed for a man of his size. With a leap he flew at Sentry and collided, the sound like a 21 gun salute from a tank brigade. Sentry grabbed the obese mutant by the throat.

"Is that the best you can do?"

WHAM!

Absorbing Man's steel wrecking ball slammed into Sentry's face causing him to flinch and drop Blob with a thud. Sentry looked down at the metal man. "I'm going to hang you with that chain!"

Sentry flew like a rocket, fists forward to impale Absorbing Man. Carl moved his foot into a puddle and turned into water just as the man with the power of a million suns exploded through his chest and ploughed into the ground. Blob leapt up and landed onto the entangled villain.

"Dog pile!" Blob laughed.

Juggernaut ran to Absorbing Man's side. "You okay Carl?"

"Think so," He replied as he reformed himself to human. "You?"

"He's stronger than he looks," Juggernaut replied. "Now I have an idea that might work..." He paused as Blob flew up into the air.

"Get off me you fat $&!£!" Sentry roared.

"Plan?" Absorbing Man hinted at his friend.

"Gonna need Fred when he lands. Can you distract him?"

"I think there's a gas main so I can turn into methane and try to suffocate him," Carl said.

"Good. I'll get Fred, meet you back here in a flash."

Sentry charged at Absorbing Man, who grabbed hold of a live electrical wire and turned to energy, as a fist slammed through what would've been his head. "Stand still!"

"And let you bash me into paste, no thanks!" Absorbing Man slapped Sentry in the face with a 300,000 volt attack, which merely made the villains hair stand on end.

"Hurry up Cain," Absorbing Man whispered.

"Hey golden boy!" Juggernaut shoulder charged Sentry in the back sending reeling back. "Carl?"

"I'm good, what's your plan?"

"You've got to touch me, Fred, Sentry and some steel."

"Four things?! I've never cross copied stuff before."

"What's the worst that could happen?" Blob laughed as he held out his hand. Juggernaut did likewise. Absorbing Man nodded reluctantly and touched them, his skin taking on their properties. His foot touched some metal on the floor.

"Oh god, it burns!" He yelled.

"Burn. I'm going to knock you onto the sun!" Sentry roared as he swung a punch. Absorbing Man caught the fist, the bones in his hand cracking but backed up by the strength of Blob and the mystical properties of Juggernaut his hand held. He then used his powers to absorb the properties of Sentry.

"What are you doing to me?" Sentry screamed as his power flowed from him like a leaking nuclear reactor.

"I'm the Absorbing Man," Carl smiled nervously. "I'm absorbing!"

With a mighty backhand he smashed Sentry away with his new quintupled power of Juggernaut, Blob, steel and Sentry's own power. Windows up and down the Strip exploded from the sonic boom as Sentry skidded down the road before stopping in the 9pm fountain show of the Bellagrio Casino, plumes of steam shooting into the air to match the timed geysers.

"That was amazing!" Blob yelled as he went for a high five before quickly pulling his hand away. "On second thoughts, don't touch me."

"Me either," Juggernaut panted. "But you did awesome Carl."

K-FSSH! A bright white flash went off in their eyes. "Daily Bugle! Who are you three? Who was that guy in the fountain?"

"Settle down shutterbug," Absorbing Man said as he slowly turned back to normal.

"How about you call HYDRA to clean this mess up instead of asking us silly questions," Juggernaut replied.

--

Barstow, California

"Heavy Mettle?" Blob held up his tablet with the online front page of he Daily Bugle. "They spelt metal wrong!"

"I'm impressed you can read," Absorbing Man joked as he reached for the maple syrup.

"It's a pun, one of those double end train things," Juggernaut said as he drank his coffee. "My bald bastard stepbrother use to use'em all the time to show off how book smart he was."

"He was on the news the other day, doing stuff in England with his army of mutant junkies," Blob said.

"Is that your opinion or what the Daily Bugle taught you to think?" Carl asked cheekily. Blob gave a sarcastic smile and poured sugar on his friends hand and watched his body begin to take on it's properties. "Hey! Don't do that!"

"Would you two stop acting like kids!" Juggernaut snapped. "We're trying to NOT attract attention to ourselves."

Blob smiled. "Have you looked at us three? Carl's bald, I'm obese and you're built like four professional wrestlers taped together. We don't exactly blend in Cain."

"Well you don't have to go carrying on like a teenager!" Cain hissed back. "Knew I should've asked that Rhino guy to join."

Absorbing Man composed himself. "So where do we go from here? Back to Vegas? Across to New York? Across the pond to go punch your stepbrother in the nose?"

"I say we finish breakfast before we make any decisions." Blob added as he shovelled scrambled eggs into his mouth.

--

Warden Emilio Layton looked at Sentry who lay awake but immobile inside the plastic tube. "I'm sorry to doubt you Mr T, but that looks as secure as a screen door on a submarine."

The Mad Thinker shrugged. "It was the best I could come up with on no notice. It essentially will leech away his power in a animalise way to what a ground Loop wi..."

"Just as long as it works," Emilio said. "Feels like every day I have another person locked up here who could destroy the world."

"How is Mr Richards?" Thinker asked. "Still secure."

"He's been really quiet, which bothers me. Also having three of the Frightful Four locked up together worries me."

Thinker patted his back reassuringly. "You are doing a fine job, it is all that can be expected. Now please excuse me."

And with that he pixelated and vanished before Emilio's eyes.

(Written on my phone, to be edited and spellchecked later)

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Interesting indeed. Very interesring if a wee bit disappointing from a Z-List hero view

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@batkevin74: Was expecting the actual Heavy Metal line up

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Good issue. You've done a good job of establishing the team without showing their origin, while also giving them an entertaining villain to battle, and providing a subplot that should prove interesting.

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