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UN-Forgotten Characters: Southpaw

He did it. That mad man did it!

At long last, after nearly two decades of build-up, writer Dan Slott has finally brought us the Reckoning War in the pages of Fantastic Four. And in doing so, he’s finally brought together the characters of Gauntlet and Southpaw as they were always meant to be: cannon fodder for an evil, alien suit of armor.

Most importantly for this moment, it’s Southpaw’s first appearance in more than a decade.

Ah, early 2000s humor

I haven’t been reading Reckoning War, so I can’t exactly comment on how awesome it probably is. But I did recently learn that this moment I’ve been waiting for for many years has finally arrived. Sort of. Not exactly the way I wanted it to go down, but it has happened nonetheless. And I think it’s a neat enough occurrence to mark the occasion.

Join me after the jump for why it’s a big deal that Southpaw is back!

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