Good Day Everyone –
I survived the hellacious storms that rolled through the Detroit area and left flooding in its wake. My parents’ home had their basement flooded out in the ‘burbs, but my island’s natural weather shield kept the worst of it away. In fact, I didn’t even lose the satellite tv signal and that nearly always happens during thunderstorms. I had no idea how badly everybody else got it until my mother called me to check on me after the storms had moved past.
Before we get to today’s subject matter, let me also address the Buffy review. The past several days I have been really, really not in the mood to review. I finally got to it earlier today and I’m about 1/3-rd done with it. It’ll be posted this weekend for sure. That’s all I’m committing to, because for those of you who’ve been here awhile – you know how crap my committing to do something actually is – so I won’t even bring up my other plans. But this one review, I will definitely do.
So, with that entire preamble out of my way, let’s get to today’s “Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments”. Today’s subject is FRAY, and we’re looking at our characters in Issue #2 – “The Calling”.
Our Characters to look at: Melaka Fray [Slayer], Urkonn [Watcher] and Erin Fray [estranged sister & cop]. Although, I’d accept an argument that Erin is really just a cameo and shouldn’t be listed if you’d rather.
Our Characters- Heroes All!
Melaka- Melaka doesn’t earn herself a kudo this round, even with her taking on a lurk. It’s nice she wasn’t killed, but I’m not being that generous with the awards.
Urkonn- Urkonn also doesn’t earn himself any kudos from me.
Erin- Nope. Nothing for Erin either.
I’ve also no special kudos to hand out… geez… big ol’ goose egg.
Our Characters- What Heroes!?!
Mel- Mel goes on a thieving run again… even if she wasn’t a Slayer that would earn her a DEMERIT.
Urk- Well, Urkonn handled this first meeting between new Watcher and new Slayer badly. Really, really badly. I’ll have to issue you a Half-DEMERIT.
Erin- Erin doesn’t do anything to earn a demerit.
I’ve nothing of note to issue any other demerits for, either.
Clearly, we’re in the middle-issues blah.