Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Clown That Walks Like a Man!


Uh-oh... it's never good when a clown reaches inside his costume for somethin'. (I learned that one the hard way!)

This golem-like resident of "Clown Town" (or as most people call it, "Los Angeles") is none other than...



That guy.

Bah! If you ask me, he looks more intimidating with the mask on. The beauty part? A couple of panels later, he says "Off with this clownish garb!" and peels off the rest of his pom-pommed ensemble, revealing the equally ludicrous "Spider" get-up he had on, underneath it. Reading this, I was half-hoping his puffy-assed supervillain costume was just a spare clown suit, and that he still had his menacing costume -- his real costume -- under that one. Actually, the story would have been way more interesting if the Spider had just kept peeling off layer after layer of costumes and rubber masks, until he revealed himself as a complete bad-ass. (I mean, that's what I would have done in his situation.) No such luck, though.


MaGnUs said...

Is he Deb Whitman's uncle?

Jeremy Rizza said...

Sure! Who do you think made that hat for him?

Stephen R. said...

The Spider / Fat Clown Man looks a little Carol O'Connor to me. Which I love, actually.

Anonymous said...

I thought you were just a dummy-figure.

Ooh, the Fly Man is on fire with that one!

Well, OK, not really. But it was a nice try, especially considering the quality of villain he's forced to banter with. I mean, that's the worst combover I've ever seen!

Jeremy Rizza said...

Anonymous: Heh. You're right: that is a horrendous combover, but I have to give him credit for elaborateness. I bet he spends a good three hours in front of the mirror, plastering each follicle just so.

Jeremy Rizza said...

Stephen: In the panels where he's in prison garb, he looks to me like a fireplug Tor Johnson. I guess the Spider is a pop culture Rorschach test!