Dun dun dunn ...
Actually, only Burk considers himself a "Hero Slayer", and he's mostly doing it for fun.
Evyle is running a business interacting with the criminal managers of the local Hero Association and feels like her position was threatened through subordinate betrayal.
The other two are looking into criminal actions related to "problematic" international developments, and have ended up in a situation where the managers of this city's Hero Association are connected to said developments.
Burk is TECHNICALLY doing the second thing as well, but mostly just wants to enjoy fights.
That giant floating ham is incredibly un-aerodynamic
The bad guys come indeed in a zeppelin. According to my internet knowledge we are either dealing with vampire nazis or nazis in power armor.
those hero's are doomed
Who else here suspects that the Heroes being sent are that effective on skilled espers? I am including Burk in that category since he seems to fit that specific category as well, as Evyle. The best way to deal with them are with people without Magic available to them.
When all you have is a hammer based talent agency...
5 minutes later:
Ah. I see why they are called hero slayers. Perhaps sending heroes was the wrong call. My bad, guys.
Burk will probably be glad he gets an actual fight.
Well. I'll credit them at least with not being Morty(perfidy is a truly terrible war crime(no really, what happens to the next poor sap who wants to surrender in good faith? Gruesome death, that's what, all because slime like him and Princess Leia mistake evil and treachery for cleverness(and he'd have de-surrendered in a heartbeat if he saw an angle to exploit - like his initial impression of the mini-Burks))).
Now comes The Poker, The Piddler, The Sanguine, Mr Sleeze, Datwoman, Poo face and So much more:-), And of course Burks arch Nemesis(and bromance) BeefCake.
This escalated... very quickly.
On landing, the white star hero in charge sees Burk, and exclaims:
"Burk! You won't believe the amount of paperwork I had to file after kicking you off the airship during our sparring match. If the executives are against you, I assume that means they are bad guys. Let's beat them up!"
...thus neatly answering a burning question left open since the first episode, "how did Burk end up high in the sky in the first place?" as well as hinting at why Heroland has 803 files about Burk classified above the level of the local executives.
Yes, when the hammer fails, use more hammer. Because THAT always works out so well huh?
Burk is going to have some fun!
Whoever guessed a Zeppelin on the previous panel, cheers to you!
Also, looks like Burk will get his epic fight he wanted, after all!
The Someoner nailed it yesterday :D
Ariara glad it's not Ariara?
Wow. Is it Burk's birthday? Because that looks like the best birthday gift ever.
Quite well, I'd imagine.
@Gobo I for one would have been *delighted* if it was Ariara.
> That giant floating ham is incredibly un-aerodynamic
@someone, maybe it's not meant to fly far from its base?
Is this going to be the start of the Eddstadt Incident discussed at pages 955-956?
@Gobo: No I'm not, I miss Ariara. :(
I've just been hearing the Death Egg sound effect on this and previous page. The one all the way back from sonic 3.
Always fun when the bad guys have no actual clue what they're dealing with but are completely certain they do.
I've been wondering about that a lot. On one hand, the description sure sounds like the current events, and the faces of the heroes involved match. On the other hand, Sky-Stroke is described as "rookie hero" and "upcoming star", which doesn't really seem to match his status as a #1 Eddstart hero.
Or are gold stars really just considered completely irrelevant by the top brass? Nightshade did mention they're the most common type of hero.
This is such a cool milestone. I remember thinking "how long will it take until Burk gets the "attention" he deserves in in this city. Couple years later and here we are.
The phrase "Hero Drop" reminds me a lot of "Buster Call". It probably (hopefully) isn't nearly as scorched-earth but it seems like it may be similar.
Hellsing predicted this.
Rookie probably refers to "white star rookie", like Goldman is (was?).
I don't remember if Sky-Stroke was a white star rookie in his introduction, but if not, he may have achieved that between the cat-fight and the broadcast.