Peter Risk Monster Masher #1 March 1987
U.S. $1.50 Canada $2.25 U.K. 80 P
M.E. Comix (A Division of McNeil Entrepreneurs, Inc.) East Point, GA.
Story and Art by Peirre R. McNeil
Earth scientists discovered an enormous black hole on the outer fringes of Pluto that bridges our Milky Way galaxy with that of a newly formed galaxy. An extremely wicked creature named DeathMeg the Destroyer is searching through this new galaxy for a super element called Omeganite. He will mutate and enslave anyone who gets in his way on his hunt for Omeganite. Only an elite band of warriors called Monster Mashers can hope to prevent DeathMeg's dark plans.
Peter Risk and his fellow Mashers are on their way to investigate a distress signal when their craft is attacked by a Megabeast that kills everyone except for him. He is now the only remaining Masher! Can he alone stop the evil DeathMeg? This is where our story starts!
Risk dodges the blasts of the demon bat created by DeathMeg. He fires upon the Megabeast with the energy of a thousand suns, draining the power from his own armor in the process! But his Omni-Nova blast kills the Megabeast and creates a cosmic fission reaction that is ingested by Risk's energy absorber. He then drifts into the gravitational pull of a nearby planet the Mashers were heading toward before they encountered the Megabeast.
On that planet Risk finds a land rich in vegetation and clean atmosphere. Unfortunately it is also riddled with the sounds of mortar fire. A war is on!
Risk sees a group of resistance fighters led by Princess Soumya, a busty blonde warrior with a shirt five sizes too tight for her chest. She and her fellow fighters are barely withstanding the onslaught of the Clonetroopers (aka the Dogs of DeathMeg)!
We're then treated to this evil dude ordering the firing of his phallic cannon!
There's certainly lots of sexuality on display here so far, my goodness!
But then suddenly a Nephilim, another monstrous creation of the evil DeathMeg, is unleashed!
Risk creates a diversion to draw the Nephilim away from the others before just straight up kicking his ass!
Now that the battle has been won Risk saunters up to meet these warriors (he seems to have a particular interest in one of them. Guess which one...that's right! The one with the bazoongas! How'd you know?)
Princess Soumya and her crew recognize Risk as disciple of her father, Cretan the original Monster Masher!
The then invite Risk back to Cretana, the island where they live. It looks like some kind of H.R. Giger-esque genitalia structure as we are treated to this shot of Risk and crew entering its gaping doorway.
We find out that Cretana is a hidden fortress made of pure Omeganite (the super element that DeathMeg craves)! To show her gratitude for Risk's heroics Princess Soumya spreads her curtains to reveal an inviting chamber....um...whoa...did... did this actually just become a porn comic?
Risk enters her tunnel...ahem...and finds his reward. The Parasite Fighter! His mentor Cretan's craft long thought by the Monster Mashers to have been destroyed when Cretan was killed.
Soumya and Risk board the fighter together and head out to locate the source of the distress signal that originally led he and his fallen Monster Mashers to this planet in the first place.
Wow! What at comic! It was a super weird hero comic in the vein of Jack Kirby's Fourth World books like Forever People and New Gods. I truly thought at one point it was about to become x-rated, but I'm glad it didn't. Don't get me wrong, I like porn comics about as much as I like hero comics but I guess I prefer them to not really cross over. Especially when the work is so Kirby inspired.
It seems disrespectful to the King somehow.
That said, I do like the title Forever Pee Pole as a porn parody if there's gotta be one.
Anyway, according to what I found out online there are three issues of Peter Risk Monster Masher out there and I will definitely be on the lookout for the other two in my future dollar bin diving! Great work, Pierre!
Oh, and as if this story wasn't enough, there is a sweet backup feature by Thomas Davis called Cho. This story starts with Cho in a gun battle with some mutant thugs Cho is attempting to outrun.
But here's the cool part... Cho pulls out two Ace cards from a deck in his belt and throws them like weapons at the mutant thugs! This comic was published three years before the first appearance of Gambit in Marvel Comics Uncanny X-men! Make Mine Me Comix!
The backup story is just as sweet as the main story and I would certainly love to read more of Cho's adventures (he ends up in a fedora and trenchbcoat and hitting 300 mph on a motorcyle with a chicken's head painted on the side then crashing the bike as he shoots a spaceship full of his enemies out of the sky then pulling one of them from the wreckage and beating out of him the information he needs to know regarding who they work for... Bad. Ass.)
Well, as much as I loved Cho I still decided to draw Risk and Soumya, the real stars of this comic.
So, sorry I missed posting in May. Things just kind of got away from me. But I'll post again before the end of June to get things back on track. Don't miss my next exciting pick of a comic book...