Friday, January 16, 2009

Change you can't believe

I usually don't get political on this blog, but here's just a quick observation for the moment:

People say that Obama's election proves that anyone can become president?

To that I say, really?? I thought the election of Bush showed that anyone can become president.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Comic Crossovers and Big Ethel

I love comics.

A great tragedy of my life (among many, I suppose) is that I don't have the time, effort nor will to dispose money to read all the comics that I want.

Despite not having read all the comics that I wish I had, I do know a thing or two about them, namely that crossovers are teh awesomez!!!!1!!one!!eleven!!!!.

I remember a time (which I suppose still goes on) when Spider-Man guested in EVERYone's books, whether he had a reason to be there or not. I always thought it was ridiculous how Marvel would shoe-horn a beloved character anywhere, in the hopes that some bozo kid would see the cover, with a happy bubble proclaiming "Guest starring: Spider-Man!" and pick up issues of a series he would never have even considered previously.

Fine. I get it. Spidey is popular so let's plaster him everywhere.

But then how does one explain these crossovers?

SNL and Spidey?
Letterman and the Avengers?

I can't decide which one I love the most, Don Rickles with Jimmy Olsen or Muhammad Ali vs Superman. Both titanic issues in their own right, I imagine.

One thing is for sure, though. The moment Jughead makes a terrible pun about hamburgers or makes a snide comment about Big Ethel, Frank Castle would blown his head off and steal his crown.


Aside: Has anyone kept up with Archie comics? In my day (and waaaay before, dating back to the 40s), Ethel was drawn to be really ugly, quite mannish, and very undesirable. But I suppose that's politically incorrect these days so now they draw her as a normal-ish looking girl who's not that terrible to be around.

Way to stick to your guns, Archie Comics. What the hell, man?... What the hell?