Friday, January 6, 2012
4129-4130. Clownface and Panda
Body Bags is set in the fictional city of Terminus, Georgia (which is named after the former name for Atlanta), Body Bags follows the contract-killing exploits of a Hispanic father & daughter team of "body baggers" (assassins) Mack Delgado (aka "Clownface"), a knife-wielding veteran of the business, and his overzealous and overly-voluptuous teenage daughter, Panda. Many of their assignments come from the series' only other recurring character, Sheriff Toni Sinn. Despite the arguing that goes on between teenager Panda and father Mack, Mack is still very protective while Panda constantly fights for her father's respect and permission to set out on jobs with her father and his longtime body-bagging partner, Pops.
The Body Bags story draws similarities to the film Leon a.k.a. The Professional. For example, Panda returns to her father's side after ten years apart, while Mack is looking for a rival body bagger who set him up. Although Mack was reluctant, he allows Panda helps him take care of his rival and later becomes a full-fledged bagger herself.
Their 10-page appearance in Dark Horse Presents ties into the original 4-issue mini-series as the two come under fire from an experimental gun stolen and operated by Geech, a drug dealer whose pregnant wife was critically injured by Mack in the mini-series.
The latest Body Bags installment, entitled 3 the Hard Way, features Panda solely dealing with a corrupt police detective who is really a crime-boss while cleaning out Mack's distinctive hot rod, "Da Boss".
Panda Delgado is the daughter of Clownface theres nothing Panda likes more than bounty-hunting with her father. Not afraid of violence or strong language she is just as likely to put her targets down with extreme prejudice as to bring them in alive.
Clown face is a bounty hunter or Body Bagger. its often more cost and time effective to take out your targets than to drag em in. Along with his once estranged daughter Panda, he works the mean streets.
When working he likes to tool up with full body armor and a trade mark face mask. Just as well too coz he's just as likely to take a stray shot from Panda as from the bad guys.