55 - Order: Assassinate Spectreman
56 - Cosmic Hitman Comet Mask
There are only four more weeks to go before #GHWP and Spectreman have their final face-off with the mad Dr. Gori and his henchman Karas, and the last nine episodes promise a lot of action and surprises. If the last two weeks weren't any indication that martial arts action is the new status quo of the series, this week's story brings the point home, kicking into high gear immediately as Spectreman is locked in combat with a group of alien assassins known as the Mantra Brothers.
|I said no autographs, please!|
Spectreman makes quick work of them, but he is soon taken down... only to reveal that he wasn't Spectreman at all but the Mantra Brothers' father dressed as the hero for a training exercise. A young boy named Jimmy is discovered watching from the bushes, and the Mantras give chase. As George and the Pollution Research Bureau and Monster Squad of Alien Fighting G-Men (not their official name... but they sure do wear a lot of hats depending on the week) detect a space craft landing in the vicinity, Jimmy encounters another strange figure... with a cowboy hat, a mask, and a Texan accent. The masked man tells Jimmy he has nothing to fear, and he tells the boy quickly to hide under his cape from the pursuing aliens
|Perhaps we should take a moment to remind the audience that you should talk to your children about hiding under strange men's capes.|
Comet helps Jimmy return safely to his village, but he doesn't have much time to tell them of the Mantra Brothers' plans before the Mantras attack and slaughter the villagers to make sure none of their assassination plans are revealed. Jimmy escapes and is picked up by a passing truck driver, blowing the Mantra Brothers' secrecy completely when George and the G-Men quickly find out about the village massacre. The Mantras' cowardly attack on defenseless innocents also puts them in Lone Comet's sights, and Comet warns the Mantra Brothers that they'll have to deal with him if Jimmy comes to harm. The G-Men run afoul of the Mantras disguised as humans, and the real Spectreman finally engages in battle with them. The Mantras have a secret weapon up their sleeve, and they assault Spectreman's circuits with a concoction of corrosive chemicals that turns the tide in their favor. Before Spectreman can be defeated, the honorable Lone Comet comes to his rescue, separating him from the mercenaries and forcing them to retreat. Unfortunately, Lone Comet didn't save Spectreman just for the sake of honor. Comet confesses that he's gotten tired of hunting scum across the galaxy, and he wants a worthy challenge. The Lone Comet wants to face Spectreman in a contest of strength... but Comet follows the rules of the Old West. At high noon, only one of them will walk away.
Seriously wounded, Spectreman must return to Nebula Star to heal in preparation for his battle against both the Mantra Brothers and Lone Comet, prompting the shockling(ly nonchalant and mellowed-out) revelation of the face of Overlord, so you won't want to miss this yeehaw and giddyup Spectreman story Friday night at 1AM EST. Stay tuned to the #GHWP hashtag on Twitter for reminders and details.
|The face of Overlord finally will be revealed.|