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The first page of the comic

Deceit Du Jour is the second Metroid comic published by the Nintendo Comics System by Valiant. It depicts a fight between Samus and another Bounty Hunter, 'Big Time' Brannigan.

Plot summary[edit | edit source]

The comic begins with Mother Brain questioning why she should hire 'Big Time' Brannigan, and why he thinks he can capture Samus. After hearing remarks that he has a 100% efficiency rating, she hires him. Suddenly, Samus is detected by Mother Brain, and she orders Brannigan, Zoomer and a pair of Reos to attack Samus.

Meanwhile, Samus is shown testing new weapons out on enemies. She encounters Big Time and they have a short duel. He manages to convince her to hand over her gun. They approach Mother Brain's chamber and Big Time refuses Mother Brain's order to pick up his pay on the way out, saying that if he shoots Samus he will be the top bounty hunter undisputed.

Just as he tries to shoot however, the shot backfires as Samus booby trapped the gun. He screams in agony, saying that he has lost his rating and his life. The comic concludes with Samus leaving while saying "You did get me, Big Time - but just not the way you wanted!" Curiously, she does not attempt to attack Mother Brain, Big Time, the Zoomer or Reos.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Samus is seen carrying an extra pistol and demonstrating the ability to shoot from her fingertips. Since this comic was released in the 1990s and these elements have not been seen again in the series proper, it is safe to say that this information is non-canonical.
  • Samus is also shown to grab ledges with her free hand, before the official introduction of the Power Grip and Grab Ledge in the games.
  • Rios and Zoomers are seen wielding small firearms in the comic. This parallels the Iono Feria in the later canonical Metroid manga.
  • This comic is the first depiction of a fight between Samus and another Bounty Hunter, which would become the premise of Metroid Prime Hunters and revisited again in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.
  • Du Jour is a French expression meaning "of the day".

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