Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Beaten Generation

In this excerpt from "Fly Man" #31 (Archie Comics, May 1965) the wily Fly Man's plan to defeat the dastardly Spider somehow involves letting the villain knock the crap out of him for two whole pages.

7 comments:

Bill S. said...

"I want the pleasure of massaging you first... with my bare fists!"

I love your delivery on that. Just enough homoerotic subtext to keep things interesting.

Dave said...

The Spider is a master of shtick combat.

Blockade Boy said...

Bill S.: Thanks!

Dave: Ouch.

Anonymous said...

And this is why I never walk through Clown Town to catch the bus.

Another great reading, though I have to question the "bare fists" comment. D'ya think the other option was to keep the clown gloves on?

Bill S. said...

I can't tell you how much I enjoy your dramatic readings; they're like little radio plays! I look forward to the day that you compile them and release them as a zip file of mp3s for your millions of fans, when I will FINALLY be able to listen to "The Life Blockade Boy Leads" on my iPod!

Blockade Boy said...

Anonymous: And yet the cabs won't stop for you in Clown Town, either. And just try getting an ambulance! (Also: clown glove massage? *shudder*)

Bill S.: I barely know how all this works, but I'll see what I can do!

Bill S. said...

But wait, you're from the future... Oh, of course, our ancient technologies and all that. Gotcha.