Iron Man vs. Mystic Supervillain From The Kingdom of Grand Rapids

I thought Brian at Again With The Comics was kidding when he wrote the following:


The Black Lama was actually Prince Jerald of Earth-7511, who had taken over leadership of the kingdom of Grand Rapids after the previous leader had been exiled for unspecified indiscretions. The pressures of leadership were such that he retreated to the Marvel Universe for a break, where he promptly went insane and started pitting super villains against each other in an attempt to find a worthy successor to his throne. Prince Jerald was essentially Gerald Ford of Earth-7511, an alternate world where America was called the Kingdom of Grand Rapids, and the exiled king was Richard Nixon, and Baron Rockler, who later showed up to war with Jerald, was Nelson Rockefeller.

But no. It’s all true.

I agree that making him the main villain in Iron Man II would be the whip.

“Two under arrest for Kentwood comic book store shooting”

WZZM has the story, and mugshots.

Kentwood – Two teens were arraigned today on charges that they robbed and shot a Kentwood comic book store clerk.

Marvin Michael Jones, 19, and James Muriel Neal-Thompson, 18, were arrested last week, but information was not released until today because a third suspect is still being sought. An arrest warrant has been issued for Jevon Marquis Sawyer, 18, for the same crime.

Jones and Neal-Thompson have been both charged with robbery and assault with intent to commit murder. They are both in custody at the Kent County Jail.

So the question remains…. what the hell? :(