NEW UPDATE: Part 3 is now available! Cast of Shadows: Return of the Black Queen, features Kristina Hess, someone who it feels like we haven’t seen in a while. I’m happy to report that she is still ridiculously good looking, and in this episode plays a dual role where she ends up wearing less clothing than normal.
UPDATE: Return of the Black Queen 3 Now Available
UPDATE: Return of the Black Queen 2 Now Available
Return of the Black Queen 1 – Review by Sidekick
After listening to a story from her sensei about a powerful evil that has returned to the Earth, Thorne decides to walk through the Park of Heroine Doom. ATTENTION ALL HEROINES! DO NOT WALK THROUGH THIS PARK!
Too late. She is confronted by a rather large goon and they have a nicely choreographed back and forth martial arts type fight. The bad guy locks her in a choke hold that she can’t break out of so she blasts him with her power and transforms into revealing outfit number one, her normal costume. The fight continues and just as it looks like the tide is going to turn in her favor, BAM, low blow. For those asking for us to be more specific about these things, he delivers it to her.
This completely changes the course of the fight as Thorne is pretty well dominated from here on out. She’s squeezed in a reverse bearhug and given a backbreaker that knocks her out. When she awakens, she’s laying on a floor where the spirit of the Black Queen is mystically placed in her. Cue revealing outfit number two, a skintight little black number.
Now in complete possession of Thorne’s body, we learn that the Black Queen is your classic heart ripping out, dominatrix with a foot fetish, kind of villainess. She promptly goes back to the Park of Heroine Doom and enslaves another minion.
Meanwhile, one of Thorne’s friends is able to track the Black Queen down at a swanky home. Big mistake. The minions beat on him for a while and the Black Queen joins in on the fun. After the beating, the Black Queen forces Thorne’s friend into some foot worship and then she just walks away which allows Thorne’s friend to escape.
I wouldn’t call this a departure for Heroine Legends as there is still a good amount of story exposition followed by martial arts action, which will please their normal fans. However, they went heavy on the boot worship, foot fetish, suck on Thorne’s toes action. I don’t have any insider information as to whether this type of thing is going to be a more permanent fixture or it’s just being used as a device in the Black Queen story arc. Time will tell. Or Logan will comment. Either way.