Long Live The Queen...
"Well shit is different here Barbie. I run the show in New Port City. I run it my way. The villain, got it!? Murderers, rapists, pedophiles and drug dealers don't wait for some asshole superhero or dial up Invincible when shit gets fucked up. Heroes aren't welcome in this town. People here want some one who represents them. That's me... The Queen!"Bomb Queen
is an American comic book character, created by Jimmie Robinson. She first appeared in Image Comics
' Bomb Queen
Vol. 1, #1, and has subsequently appeared in six limited series, two single-issue specials, a crossover
in Savage Dragon
#134, and a crossover one-shot issue with Hack Slash
The Queen is a villainess who has eliminated and subsequently banned all superheroes from the fictional city of New Port City. She rules the city as a benevolent dictator; the limitations she has placed over the city's criminals have made her a popular leader
This comic book series provides examples of:
- All Your Base Are Belong to Us: The Queen pulls one on the USA.
- Animesque: Volume V, mostly with the straw fanboys.
- Anti-Hero: Most people that try to uproot her.
- Any One Can Die: Even the Queen.
- Anything That Moves: Bomb Queen enjoys "all genders, ages, and preferences both legal and illegal."
- Apocalypse How: The Queen triggers the deaths of 92% of the population in Volume VII.
- Author Filibuster / Tract: Bomb Queen usually gives one of these, either before getting away scot-free or to flabbergast some Straw Loser with her sage wisdom. One example was about how she's no worse than people who protested against George W. Bush, and how her city stands for justice.
- Batman Gambit: Ice Queen pulls one on Bomb Queen in volume 2. Ashe pulls one on Bomb Queen in volume 4.
- The serial killer pulls one on the White Knight, the internet trolls and the Queen as well and pulls a Batman Gambit on himself, even.
- Basically unless it's someone pulling one on her, she gets her shit together and pulls them on other people.
- Black Comedy: Deaths, rape, paedophilia, kidnapping, wanton destruction.
- Black Comedy Rape: Any man who has to have sex with Bomb Queen (Though she has some volunteers). This is all played for laughs.
- Black Vikings: By lack of better trope; Islamic Nazis.
- Body Surf: The Queen, post Time Skip.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Well, crazier: Bomb Teen.
- Captain Ersatz: White Knight is a bit like Silver Age Superman / Captain Marvel, and in Volume 6 Bomb Queen mutilates the Emerald Knyght and has a star spangled soldier strung up on a wall later.
- Cat Fight: Most of Queen's enemies are womenfolk.
- Cleavage Window: Oh boy
- Clark Kenting: The Queen takes off her mask, and wears a different set of clothes, and done.
- Cloning Blues: Bomb Teen and Queen's evil clones in Vol V
- Cool Shades: The Men in Black
- Costume Copycat / Name's the Same: The Savage Dragon faces off against someone calling herself the Bomb Queen. She doesn't look anything like her.
- Cyber Space: The Queen moves in here after the Time Skip
- Demonic Possession: Ashe can do it to people, The Queen does it in The Virus form to Jockey in Volume VII
- Distaff Counterpart: Though shortlived, the Bomb King mantle in volume 2 taken by the Ice Queen.
- The Queen is one for White Knight
- Enfant Terrible: Bomb Queen is going to raise one at the end of Volume VI.
- Emotion Control: Ashe is a typical Hatemonger.
- Everything Is Online: Even human beings, after the Time Skip.
- Evil Costume Switch: The White Knight
- Evil Is Sexy: Invoked Trope
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Bomb Queen, also the former Ice Queen, Scream Queen, Bomb King.
- Fanservice: Fullstop.
- Fan Disservice: The owner of the Chinese restaurant has a longsleeved jacket that doesn't close on the front, big breasts, and sports visible nipples at nearly all times. She's likely to be about 70 years old.
- Follow the Leader: Prior to Bomb Queen, Jimmie Robinson made some comic books, mostly in genres that don't sell well these days. Some feel it was the poor sales of these titles that led him to go in the opposite direction, and copy writers like Garth Ennis and Mark Millar, dialling the Gorn Up to Eleven.
- Foregone Conclusion: One of the issues showcases the Four Queens as a supervillain team, and see them planning the death of Bomb Queen. Guess who's name is on the cover?
- Fun with Acronyms: Queen's hideout the Tactical Information Turret
- Gender Bender: Volume 2, Ice Queen
- In Volume VI: Jockey becomes the new Queen
- Good Is Dumb: It is when it faces off against Bomb Queen.
- Justified Trope in the way that the United States wants heroes to stay out of the Bomb Queen's city, and the only other heroes that fight her usually veer more into the Anti-Hero level.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: The serial killer from Vol V has one when The White Knight's personality no longer manifests.
- Gratuitous French: Bomb Queen peppers her speech with this mostly when she's pissed off (but still in control)
- Healing Factor: Bomb Teen.
- Historical Hero Upgrade / Historical Villain Upgrade: Though at the time of writing he's still president, Barack Obama is the main antagonist of Volume VI.
- Hulk Out: Robert Woods does this to himself in Volume 1, in order to kill Bomb Queen and rally New Port City behind him.
- Humongous Mecha: Volume V.
- Hypocritical Humor: In promotional material for the sixth Bomb Queen miniseries, a background character notes how unoriginal Image Comics are in putting out a comicbook with Barack Obama on the cover.
- I'm a Humanitarian: In one issue, it's heavily implied that Bomb Queen is having children made into food for her hungry townspeople.
- In Universe Nick Name: The Devil's Bitch.
- Jumping the Shark: Volume VI has this as a lampshade on the cover because it has Obama.
- Karma Houdini: Bomb Queen never gets her comeuppance. Ever.
- Like a Badass out of Hell: The Queen.
- Limited Wardrobe: Subverted like hell, Queen sports a wide variety of villainous outfits.
- Little Black Dress: Part of her Clark Kent outfit.
- Leotard of Power: The Queen!
- Made of Iron: White Knight.
- Mad Scientist: Part of the shadowy councils.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Scream Queen
- Mayor Pain: Flavour II, but who can blame him, with Bomb Queen in charge.
- Mega Manning: Queenie adds Bomb Teen's innate powers to her own.
- Mind Rape: The Cyber Space criminals in the Everything Is Online future post Time Skip.
- Morality Chain: Though you'd expect him to be a Morality Pet; when Ashe dies, Queen declares war on the rest of the USA.
- For the White Knight Littleville. When it returns his Split Personality is reset to zero.
- Most Common Super Power: Though she paid for them.
- Nipple and Dimed: You never quite see a full frontal of the Queen's voluptuous rack.
- Non-Mammal Mammaries: On a Mecha
- Opposite-Sex Clone: The Queen's one herself, of the White Knight
- Permanent Elected Official: The Mayor but then again, he doesn't do much.
- Plot-Induced Stupidity: Usually given to any character from the Image Universe who stands up to Bomb Queen.
- Police Are Useless: Played with; there is police and supposedly they fight crime. But the city has numerous "Crime zones" in which crimes are allowed, so the police isn't present in those.
- Power Armour: Volume V.
- Power Gives You Wings: Queenie in hell.
- Pregnant Badass: The Queen in Volume VI
- Refuge in Audacity: Both the main character and the series itself is very much guilty of this.
- Right-Hand Cat: Ashe.
- Rule 34: Book IV showcases a billboard with My Little Porny.
- Running Gag: Bomb Queen's blasting open the Mayor's office.
- Schedule Slip: Bomb Queen VI #2 took fourteen months to come out.
- Serial Killer: Kicks off Vol V
- Sinister Shades: Visor... thing.
- Split Personality: The White Knight
- Start of Darkness: Well; she was already evil, but the moment her team-mates ganged up upon her...
- Strawman: Volume V has a Silver Age, a Modern Age and an Indie and Manga nerd that run a cape watch website and argue who could beat who. They're not put in a positive light.
- Suicide Attack: The Queen gets her citizens to perform these in Vol IV.
- The Ace: Ace Justice.
- The Cape: White Knight.
- The Corruption: Everybody that lives in New Port City goes corrupt or evil.
- The Dog Bites Back: The Mayor
- The Dragon: The longer the series runs for, the more Madam Wong furfills this role.
- The Omniscient Councilof Vagueness: The guys who want Bomb Queen gone.
- The Men in Black: Antagonists.
- There Was a Door: Bomb Queen just doesn't do doors.
- The Starscream: Ashe
- Joe Biden is one to Barack Obama.
- The Triads and the Tongs: Own Queeny's favourite Chinese restaurant.
- Time Skip: Volume VII takes place a 100 years after Volume VI
- Vice City: The good parts.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Quite literally, in-universe; Bomb Queen delivers the aforementioned Anvilicious Author Filibuster on Da Vue.
- We Want Our Jerk Back: When Queen (albeit temporarily) chills out and loses her drive, she gets snapped out of her funk by the mafia behind the Chinese restaurant.
- You Can Leave Your Hat On: The Men in Black keep their Cool Shades on at all times.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The other three Queens of the Four Queens try to pull this on the Bomb Queen. It doesn't work out.