looks like i skipped issue 14 (not that anyone cares lol) so lets do a quick recap of that
roys strung up in the bowels of the sdf, with zand saying how they met before and blah blah blah. up on the bridge, lisa is talking to roys clone/edwards/whatever the hell he is about going to earth to meet with the ueg about letting the civilans stay on earth. claudia notices something is off with roy
rick is in town to talk to minmei about her possibly mutating like he did (cause thats what we need, protoculture mutants). he sees minmei and calls to her, but she says to keep his voice down so shes not recognized. apparently shes become a big star somehow that we werent privy to. last time she was in the book was during a block party, and i think there was mention of some show called "macross has talent" or something. guess she signed up and won. totally dont remember seeing anything after the show was mentioned though...anyway, she wants rick to take a message to moon base aluce where kyle is stationed, and rick says he will do what he can cause apparently the moon base is minimal contact with military personnel
max and the new satori character (they call her persy) are also in town, and they run into captain kramer (you know, the guy we never saw that roy turned skull squadron over to when he went back to macross island to look for rick). after some talking, a fight breaks out. this is basically the fight after kyle arrives on the sdf, but with new people involved
back with roy and zand, zand explains that the sdf is actually a tardis. it can apparently "navigate parallel dimensions, cross divergent realities" (thats a direct quote from the issue)
then we cut to alaska, with admiral hayes saying lisa wasted her time, they aint leavin' yada yada yada and heres the grand cannon
kyron and miriya have a heart warming chat. "ace aborad the sdf" and all that. you know how it goes lol
back to zand, apparently he found a cloning chamber deep down in the sdf and used it to clone roy. and he seems to have used it a LOT. i think zand and/or lang and/or admiral hayes were trying to create a clone army to fly the veritechs, but it was eventually mothballed. the book ends with roys clone killing edwards, who also looks like roy, but with longer hair. the hell is going on here? im confused as to whos who and whats what with this part. lets see if the next issues summary page can shed a little light for me
"meanwhile, roy is being held prisoner by dr lazo zand, one of the first scientists to originally board the sdf 1. during his exploration, zand had discovered a cloning facility-and the fact the sdf 1 could travel through parallel dimensions...a deadly clone of roy is doing zands bidding on the sdf 1, and has murdered tr edwards, who also knows the secrets of the sdf-1"
guess that makes things a bit more clear. moving on...
turns out minmei wanted to rick to deliver more than a mere message to the moon, as she is with him as they land there. we are introduced to kyle (yay...), and hes still kyle. in a shocking twist, he says hes coming to the sdf
lisas on her way back to the ship saying she failed and she sucks and all that, when her mom (who is alive this go round it seems) and dad call her telling her they want to have her reassigned but she wont do it and she tells them to go to hell
max and persy are flying around for some reason. guess they were escort for rick or something. apparently, this is all being down on the d.l. or something. this doesnt make any sense. its not like someone, let alone 3 people, can steal some veritechs and just go for a cruise. i mean, i guess they COULD, but it doesnt seem very plausible. anyway, while theyre zooming around, miriya spots them and engages them. this fight seems to replace the one in farewell big brother. its pretty much the same thing
back on the moon, kyle is being kyle, accusing rick of having some sort of mind control hold on minmei. theres some blah blah yada and kyle blackmails rick to get to the sdf. he says if rick doesnt take him, he will expose the cover up about what really happened to macross island
claudia discovers the dead edwards, and talk happens, with claudia saying she and roy need to have a talk.
in space, the dogfight continues. max realizes who is attacking. banter happens. the sdf gets a call from the ontario quadrant, saying theyll take the civilians in. rick shows up to help max and persy out. miriya flys toward the sdf. you know where this is going lol azonia prepares the fleet to assist miriya since she is now inside. lisa orders the ship to leave its space dock (yeah, new to me too) and head to ontario. zand says a return to earth cant happen and sends in a little surprise to distract everyone. and youre gonna LOVE this. he unleashes some friggin INVID!
WHAT. THE. HUG. im all for tying the segments together more, but this is just ridiculous. this issue (and 14) were actually kind of enjoyable til they pulled the invid out of their ass
now i need to go find if they actually show minmei winning that show or if we are just supposed to know how she became famous cause its minmei...
Edited by Telly, 17 December 2018 - 06:54 PM.