Thursday, June 19, 2008

Spidey Don't Surf

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Preteens drawn by John Byrne = creepy, adult-faced dwarves. But I take it the human growth hormone finally kicked in.

What's wrong What else is wrong with this picture? Well, how's about the way Cassie appears to be dropping from the ceiling onto Scott, like a monster in a horror movie? But the main thing that bugs me is that Spider-Man t-shirt. In his own universe, the general public regards Spider-Man as a dangerous vigilante at best, and a creepy villain at worst. So this is kind of like giving her a jacket with Bernie Goetz's face embroidered on the back.

11 comments:

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

And you know Spidey's all honked off about that because the guy who made the shirt's like "You want your share? Here, sign the check." And Spidey can't because that'll reveal his secret identity even though he really needs the cash because Aunt May's in the hospital and the bills are piling up.

Gustavo said...

Wait a minute... Dr. Sondheim? Cassie is clearly breaking into a song and dance number. Is this a panel from " Spidey...the musical!"?

Justin Garrett Blum said...

Well, to get all serious for a minute, is Spidey really so hated in his own universe? Sure, JJJ hates him, but isn't this sort of like adults who get hacked off over Grand Theft Auto or something? Surely at the point this comic was written, Spidey had saved the life of every man, woman, and child in Manhattan at some point. The fact that some old squares like JJJ hate Spidey probably only makes him cooler to kids.

Bill S. said...

Like a geeky, pre-teen Athena bursting forth from Ant Man's Zeus-like (Zeusical?) head. Is it just me, or would she be able to touch her toes without bending over?

Actually, her creepy face remind me of the new commercials for the movie The Love Guru, where Mike Myers face is digitally transplanted onto the body of some unfortunate child actor (who can't even use the clip for their demo reel!). It's pretty bad.

captain koma said...

This isn't as bad as thePlane of Suck

Blockade Boy said...

Jon: Heh. Thank you for reminding me why I utterly loathe Spider-Man comics!

Gustavo: Could be! Dr. Sondheim performs heart transplants, so maybe she'll just sing (angrily) to the defective organ "No one is you, heart, there we agree, but others will do, heart--!"

Justin: Don't sass me! And get off my lawn! *grumblemumblegrumble*

Bill S.: Since I'm from the future, allow me to be the first to tell you that "The Love Guru" will win eight Academy Awards, including "Best Picture", and will spawn seventeen sequels, the last three of which will star the clone of Jim Belushi.

Captain Koma: Now I get it! Thanks, pal.

Bill S. said...

Tell me it ain't so! *sob*

MaGnUs said...

I agree with Justin. Spidey's known to be a hero by most of the Marvel populace. It's just JJJ and now Dexter Bennet who say he's a criminal.

cup said...

He is considered a hero but his character is not so black and white as most super heroes.
any way the picture is wrong in many ways

Blockade Boy said...

Bill S.: There, there... you'll feel much better when you listen to Mike Meyer's 92-minute-long acceptance speech.

MaGnUs and Cup: Okay, already! *grumbles* I hate it when people disagree with me! Y'know what, that's it. I'm converting this blog over to the "Byrne Robotics" format immediately.

Jean said...

cool blog, I've tried to find a contact info cause I'd love to exchange links with you on the blogroll even though you're not really a big fun of spider-man, still thought it could be nice