Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Grampa in a Bottle

bbwhitestachehead In "Marvel Team-Up" #77 (January 1979) belly shirt-wearin' oldster Silver Dagger escapes from the mystic orb that had imprisoned him and goes on a full-tilt rampage against Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel... Claremont style! Yup, it's a Chris Claremont script so it's a given that Silver Dagger will be supremely powerful. But to quantify it further, even his armpits project rays of eldritch energy.


The battle of the century: Spider-Man versus b.o.! Although I must take issue with Silver Dagger's ensemble. A belly shirt? Kinda girly. In fact, completely girly. And the no-sleeves thing combined with the big round plate on the chest makes me think he raided Moonstone's closet for this get-up. I'll give him points for the bitchin' white mustache -- almost as nice as mine! Almost. But I have to take those points back off again for the Stephen Wright haircut. There's nothing wrong with male-pattern baldness but you don't gotta flaunt it. Honestly, he looks like Bozo the Clown's abusive uncle.

Elsewhere in this issue, Doctor Strange's girlfriend Clea is transformed into a being of pure strawberry jam.


Told you it was a Claremont story!


Scipio said...

"even his armpits project rays of eldritch energy."

You know, it really is nearly impossible to interpret that panel any other way... .

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Well, BB, are you just going to stand there or are you going to give the poor guy a new costume more fitting of the man's stature in life?

Jeremy Rizza said...

Scipio: Well, maybe it's Axe body spray. That stuff's pretty strong.

Jon: I'm a costume designer, not a miracle worker.