Posts Tagged ‘superheroes’
I’m watching Fringe and reading an abundance of superhero related comics at the moment. This may be an unhealthy cocktail.
Forget Secret Invasion, Civil War, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Blackest Night or any other so called “crossover event” in the history of comics you might have read or heard about. This is the one everybody’s gonna be talking about. Even your wife/husband, mayor or mysterious slender man only visible through your peripheral vision. They will all want to start conversations around this topic and believe you me, you want to have some insights to offer for when that time comes.
Moreover, if you felt happy for the first time in 7 years reading this, perhaps you should also consider giving this little piece I did on the Avengers a go. It’s right here.
I don’t have a whole lot to say ’bout this one. Well, actually I do, but it’s all pretty boring stuff, so I’m gonna spare you the rambling. Keep an eye on my (embarrassingly rarely used) blog though. I’m planning to feature an alternative take on this weeks comic along with a few golden words on the subject in the very near future.
This might be Green Lanterns first appearance on Anyone for Rhubarb, but it’s actually Melinda Gordons aka Ghost Whisperers third. Check it out!
For those posing one of the following questions:
- Is Ghost Whisperer an exotic fish with two heads – one evil, one good? Read here.
- Is Green Lantern a sporty brand of nail clippers? Read here.
I saw Joss Whedons “The Avengers” last week. Did I like it? Let me just say, I may end up marrying it. Yes, movie-to-man marriages are highly controversial in many ways, but love always finds a way. Keep in mind though, that nothing is decided as of yet. For one thing I want to keep my options open for Nolans forthcoming “The Dark Knight Rises“. Everybody knows you can only marry two or three movies in a lifetime. I’ve already exceeded this limit by at least 20 or 30. Safe to say that’s way too many and people are starting to talk.
Meanwhile fellow web-cartoonist – the exceedingly talented Mr. Brendan Boughen – suggested this might be a good time to cash in on the temporary electric buzz surrounding the Avengers by featuring them in a comic ( this was by the way only his exact words in opposite land). Of course I had no patience for such ideas at the time. Unfortunately I suffered a minor black-out and woke up a week later with this comic all done. What happened?
On a serious note, when the special edition Blu-ray of the comic comes out, you will hear the commentator track state that the original title was “Caught in a trap I can’t walk out Because I love you too much baby “. This is a downright lie!
When you’re done reading Anyone for Rhubarb? I highly recommend checking aforementioned Brendan Boughens work out on Cartoons by Jim. http://cartoonsbyjim.com/ It’s not very funny …in opposite land!
Well, who doesn’t? Love Spiderman, that is. Everybody does. There’s no shame in that. He’s everyone’s friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man for petes sake. You gotta respect that. There’s no magazine called Stupid Spider-Man or Stop-looking-at-me-funny Spider-Man. No, it’s Amazing Spider-man and Spectacular Spider-Man all the way. Titles like that says a lot about a man. He truly is both spectacular and amazing with his snappy banter and everyday guy with everyday problems kind of attitude. No, there’s certainly no shame in loving the Spider-man. Unless of course you wanna marry him. Keep that part on the down low.
Well, is it? One thing’s for sure; this comic doesn’t make much sense if you’ve never heard of rickrolling. If rickrolling doesn’t ring a bell then I’m sorry, I’ll try to find less obscure topics in the future. I just couldn’t help myself this time around. I hope you at least recognize the Hulk? No?
Ah, the Hulks. If you have even loosely followed the Hulk during his long and impressive career, you know he comes in a multitude of slick colors. Grey, green, red, no problem. Read this here guide for a little insight on the colorful chap; http://io9.com/353091/the-many-colors-of-hulkdom-a-complete-guide It seemed like just a matter of time before the arguably more girlish, but way cool pink Hulk would arise. “Anyone for Rhubarb?” is proud to feature his very first appearance.
I know who Superman is, but who is the guy on the far left, you ask. Well, as far as I can see, there are no guys on the far left. Did you mean “far right”? You’re so silly. The guy on the far right is called Booster Gold and he is among other things a time traveller from the future. http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Booster_Gold Nor his identity or his time travels has any bearing on the meaning of this comic though. He could just as well have been swapped for a cactus, one that wasn’t even time travelling or contemplating to do so. Yes, a very rare cactus like that. Here’s one with a cat on top of it. http://laughingsquid.com/bobcat-sitting-on-top-of-40-foot-tall-cactus/ I wish I had swapped him for a cactus with a cat on top.