Monday, October 01, 2007

Iron Man, the Musical

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Poor Demitrius is just being crushed by all those dialog balloons. It's like a punishment from the Fanboy Bible (which I have just made up):
And he that blasphemeth the name of the BENDIS, he shall surely be put to death, and all the convention-goers shall surely balloon him. (Newsaramicus 24:16)
Oh, and the "millions of chords, struck and restruck," Demitrius? You're not having a freak-out; you're just overhearing the Philip Glass concert at Kennedy Center.

"Isn't it always?" God damn but Iron Man's a douche. I hate it when somebody pulls that "I'm pretending to be empathetic but I'm secretly saying I'm way better at handling stress than you are, you little pussy" crap. Ironically, I do that to Tusker all the time. Takes one to know one, I guess.

(And what's the deal with Marianne's knock-kneed stance? Does she have to pee?)

7 comments:

Isaac said...

Wow. Somebody needs to hop in a Time Sphere and fire that letterer.

I mean, unless Stark has suddenly developed a case of "external internal monologue"...

Anonymous said...

On the other hand, if anybody knows about all that noise that makes it so hard to think and see (read as "hangover"), it's gonna be our favorite whining drunken armored Avenger.

Anybody who manages to set that to music, though? My hero. I mean, I assume Demetrius has a series of high-low note pairs:

I hear
Sing-ing--
Mill-ions
Of chords
Struck and
Re-struck.
Too much.
Can't think.
Can't see.
It's all
Too much.

Isn't it ALwayyyyyyys?

(Ahem. Marianne! What's that, honey? Oh, there's ladies' Porta-John just down that alley.)

Maybe it'll be a scene in the upcoming movie. That'd get me to go see it!

Yep. I gotta find me a better hobby.

Stephen Rader said...

After Demitrius said / sang "I hear singing...," I half imagined Merman to pop out of the panel and start belting "You don't need analyzin', it is not so surprisin', that you feel very strange, but NICE!"

Demitrius and the Merm sing YOU'RE NOT SICK, YOU'RE JUST IN LOVE! NOw, THAT'S how to fill a dialog balloon!!!

P.S. Marianne is knock-kneed because her big Fosse number is up next.

Anonymous said...

I hear singing and there's no one there,
I smell blossoms and the trees are bare,
All day long I seem to walk on air,
I wonder why, I wonder why.

Dave said...

Iron Man, Iron Man
Can do anything an iron can
Presses shirts, socks and ties
Leaves a burn mark where he lies
Oh yeah
Here comes Iron Man!

Scipio said...

As hilarious as your Iron Man stuff is (and it IS!), I now expect to hear more about the Fanboy Bible.

Much much more.

Blockade Boy said...

Isaac: When you're as egotistical as Tony Stark, you just naturally assume everybody wants to know what's going on in your head, 24-7. Nowadays he'd just have a LiveJournal.

Anonymous: I love Demitrius' big show-stopping number! I'm guessing it's a bellowing Richard Rogers "Soliloquy from 'Carousel'" type of song. With special guest choreography by Agnes DeMille!

Stephen: Merman makes everything better! And a big "BWAH!" to the Fosse snark! (You're a mad genius!)

Anonymous: Ah, delightful. And Marianne can sing the counterpoint!

Dave: Haw! And you can change his setting to "Steam Heat."

Scipio: Oh, I'm sure that sacred tome will pop up again...