When Robert Blommel read All New Invaders #1, he didn't expect to fall in love. But that's before the 45 year old high school counselor met Major Liberty, a new Golden Age character created by James Robinson for the new Marvel series. "Everything about Liberty was fantastic," Blommel said. "He had a cool power set, was charming and had an awesome costume. Plus, I've always had a weakness for blonds in tricorn hats."
Unfortunately, Blommel's love affair with Major Liberty was short-lived, as the character was killed one page after his introduction by Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death. "I was devestated," he said. "I just sat in my living room and wept for hours. I just didn't understand how something so beautiful could be so short lived. Life's just not fair, y'know?"
Blommel's sadness quickly turned to anger, and he's now petitioning Marvel to pull Robinson off All New Invaders, and to bring back Major Liberty as the series' central character. "Frankly, Robinson's a hack for killing Major Liberty off," Blommel said of the character's creator. "And I don't see why he should be employed by any comic book company ever again. He's so callous with the way he kills off beloved fan favorites, and character assassinates them while doing it, too. I couldn't believe that he had Major Liberty make a mysognistic comment about Hela before he died. The Major Liberty I know and love wouldn't do a thing like that!"
When asked about the petition, Robinson seemed unconcerned. "Who the fuck is Major Liberty?" the writer said. "Was that the legacy hero I killed off in Starman #0? Or maybe he was a member of that Golden Age team I created and then killed off in JSA. I've created and killed off so many one off characters, they all sort of blend together. Oh, I bet Major Liberty was that little girl I killed off in Justice League: Cry for Justice!"
At press time, Blommel was reportedly feeling very tired, despite drinking more then two cups of coffee, and was considering putting his campaign on temporary hiatus and trying again after taking a short nap. Still, he says that he won't be dissuaded from his goal. "I bet that there are millions of fans of Major Liberty out there. And I won't rest until the entire world sees just how brilliant the character really is. Or until James Robinson creates another character I can fall in love with and be heartbroken by."