Category Archives: Incomprehensible Ideas
As a casual comics fan, one of my favorite things is just how ridiculous comic books used to be.
Marvel Comics are now the backbone of a multi-billion dollar entertainment industry.
Had you asked me 30 years ago whether this would ever be possible, even on my most optimistic day the answer would have been a resounding “No!”
And to illustrate why my answer would have been so definitive, I present to you “out of context” comic panels. For example, look at these actual panels from an actual comic published by Marvel.
Quick recap to add just a smidgen of context. The two characters in the first panel are:
Doctor Doom: Archenemy of the Fantastic Four – probably their greatest nemesis. His powers include – Super-intelligence (like Iron Man level or greater), an army of robots at his command, ruler of a sovereign nation (Latveria), and mastery over the dark arts of magic.
Namor (aka – The Sub-Mariner): Sometime villain, Sometime hero appearing in comics since 1939. Ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. His powers are that he’s super-tough, super-strong, and can breathe underwater and fly.
These two major villains – both rulers of their own kingdoms – are fighting over a “sea horn” that is hanging from a drop ceiling like one in a cheaply finished basement.
Actually, they’re not fighting over the horn, simply whether Doom should “toot” said horn. And once he does, this somehow makes him laugh “Ha-Ha!” and then immediately claim mastery over the entire world.
There’s so much more going on here that I could spend too much time analyzing. But, I won’t. I’m just going to leave this filed under “Out of Context Comic Panels” because these make me happy to be a casual comics fan.
Are you kidding me?
At New York Comic Con, Marvel released the first official images of Charlie Cox from the upcoming Daredevil Series. You gotta be kidding me. I just have one question:
This is not a joke, by the way. Marvel claims the costume was inspired by the Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr. run Daredevil: The Man Without Fear.
I was so psyched for this series. Bad call, people. Fix it… please…
So, I don’t know if this is the first in a series. After all, the comics world seems filled with incomprehensible ideas.
The first question many super-casual comic fans might be asking is “They’re really still publishing Archie comics?” They sure are. And apparently, the tremendous success of Afterlife with Archie (which I adore) has made them a little cocky. The newest title (as far as I know) is an Archie/Predator crossover.
This isn’t the first time Archie’s had an insane crossover. In fact, I’m glad I put that picture of Frankencastle up there. You’ll never guess who Archie and the gang met previously:
Maybe I need to do some more research… Maybe an Archie/Predator crossover is one of the more SANE crossovers they’ve done in the Archie Universe.
Stay tuned, when this one hits the shelves, I’ll definitely let you know in the weekly picks. It can’t be worse than Kiss Kids, after all.