Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Deerstalked!

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I can't wait to see Tub's face when Mister Angst explains how he can pay him back for the ice cream. (The Esquire Magazine mascot is out cruising! I'll be damned!)

But honestly... "Ivan Angst"?! Who came up with that ham-fisted moniker? Steve Ditko? ...Naw, with Ditko it would've been something even more goofy and even less probable, like "Iv Nast" or "Vag Naiv". (For some reason, the typical Ditko character's name always seems more appropriate for a pixie, a caveman, or a Martian.)

4 comments:

Justin Garrett Blum said...

Well, it could have been worse. Something like Dietrich Dread or Maxwell Melancholy.

Blockade Boy said...

*snert* Don't give Denny O'Neil any ideas...

Anonymous said...

Ditko's names may be weird, and his politics might be slightly this side of weird, but with his penchant for characters who assemble their costumes from crap they find laying around, at least the Perfect Fighting Machine's pink swim-kimono would make some narrative sense.

But why is Ivan Angst dressed like Sherlock Holmes? And what in Heaven's name is wrong with his left hand!? Oh, maybe he's about to reconstruct the atoms of the ice cream cone like the Martian Manhunter did in that panel Scipio showed over the summer.

Also: Simon Sad. Then you can bring him back in a few years with lame mind-control powers.

Blockade Boy said...

His left hand? What about-- aw, hell, naw. His fingers are stubbier than my old roommate Jeremy's! And that kid had, like, Fred Flintstone fingers!