Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Gunsleeves

bbwhitestacheheadI'm super-busy this week. That means my in-depth examination of "Marvel Spotlight" #10 (January 1981) is going to be more stretched-out than the Blob's favorite jammies. This is one of my favorite comics, like, ever, by the way. It's basically Captain Universe as adapted for a Lifetime Original movie ("Love's Deadly Masquerade: the Captain Universe Story.")

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Well, that's a smart idea. In theory. But if Clare sneezes while she's shaking hands with someone, she's looking at an involuntary manslaughter charge.

Maybe Marvel could do a miniseries called "Sleeves" starring Ultimate Universe Clare and Ultimate Universe Mockingbird (so she's still, y'know, alive) and they could battle it out for three issues or so, producing deadlier and deadlier weapons from their voluminous sleeves. On the very last page they each fire an ICBM (er, do you guys still have those?) from their sleeves and obliterate Tulsa. (Why Tulsa? Because I've never much cared for it. It's a personal thing. Don't ask me to go into details. Oh, alright. It's because a clerk there once called me "doughy." Damn Tulsa. Raze the whole city, I say!)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You aren't doughy - you're just big-boned!

David Lawson said...

Maybe Marvel could do a miniseries called "Sleeves" starring Ultimate Universe Clare and Ultimate Universe Mockingbird (so she's still, y'know, alive) and they could battle it out for three issues or so, producing deadlier and deadlier weapons from their voluminous sleeves.

Do a cross-promotion with Viz and have them fight Mousse from Ranma 1/2!

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Are they going to have Jim West guest star? He always had a pistol ready to snap out of his sleeve, too.

Blockade Boy said...

Anonymous: Awww--! That's sweet. Okay, Tulsa shall be spared.

David and Jon: Wow, you're giving me enough material to fill out a trade!