Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dave Predicts!


I have the smartest, most perceptive commenters in all of Blogdom! Also, hello, SEATTLE!!! Are you ready to ROCK?!! ...Sorry, I don't know what came over me. I'm not even near Seattle. Anyway, as the clever Dave figured out, Marianne has indeed "stomp(ed) off in a huff, leaving Tony/Iron Man to wallow in self-pity." But what he didn't guess is that while the fitfully feminine Marianne has left an obviously injured and/or sloshed Iron Man to fend for himself, the armored AA member has been assisted off the field by another male. This athletic, white-panted Samaritan is ready to lend Iron Man "that proverbial hand"... in the privacy of Tony Stark's jet, natch. Of course, the whole time that guy is proverbially handling Iron Man (in the cramped confines of the jet's bathroom) he'll get an extra thrill over the idea Tony Stark could burst in on them at any moment! Poor dumb dope.


Nate said...

Is it just me or is anyone else concerned that the armor can't hold a charge any longer than my 4 year old ipod?

Dave said...

Many thanks for the shout-out.

On to the story -- man, Tony's thoughts are really disjointed. Like, Conway looked wrote the first two balloons, looked at the art, saw he had two more to fill, and then just free-associated some "depthy stuff" to add bathos.

Perhaps misfires like this were why the "Marvel method" gradually gave way to more conventional scripts.

Bill S. said...

This whole comic is a compelling argument against the Marvel method. All the writing seems to do is tell us what it is we're seeing, which, you know, ain't good writing.

I think that Tony is actually making up lyrics for a song that he'll play with his garage band, The Shellheads. It's called "Try To Explain".

Anonymous said...

Does Whitepants not know what "proverbial" means? Or is he playing some sort of weird game where his fingers and palms aren't allowed to touch the armor?

Good thing Whitepants was available, though, otherwise the rest of the book would be filled with Tony Stark's self-pitying whimpering. What? You say it already is? Begone, Whitepants, for you serve no narrative purpose, play silly games, and have no booty!

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Do you think his armor doesn't hold a charge very long because Iron Man has a bunch of LCD screens on it? I know that's what happens with my digital camera.

Jeremy Rizza said...

Gyuss Baaltar: Iron Man can leap over a building in a single bound! And then he has to go lie down for a while.

Dave: You're welcome, and I think you're right. It's almost like they drew in the word- and thought balloons first, and then it was up to the artists to scribble in the figures and backgrounds wherever there was room.

Bill S.: I heard the Shellheads recently opened for the Hulk's band (Fall Out Boy).

Anonymous: I think a better subplot would have followed Whitepants as he trails Iron Man everywhere, hoping for his chance to help "carry him off the field." Heck, they should have renamed the whole book "Iron Man and Whitepants." Kind of a "Daredevil and Black Widow" kind of thing.

Jon: I think the dad-blasted thing is just too heavy! The dopey waist-frisbees alone must weigh a good twenty pounds! Each!