Posts Tagged ‘Fanboys & Girls’

Because I know today’s ‘Marvelite’ can be completely oblivious to the heritage they’ve bought into…

Man, this stuff is cheesy but GREAT! I was totally born in the wrong decade…

(Kudos to the chap who put this sucker together.)

I’m totally making me some MMMS letterhead and membership cards!

So…Stephen Colbert has this bit that he does on The Colbert Report, where for the longest time he didn’t believe in global warming until An Inconvenient Truth came out. No, he wasn’t convinced by Al Gore’s powerpoint, but by the film’s box office revenues. The movie made money, so it must be true. The Market had Spoken.

Now, by a similar rationale, the Spiderman: One More Day storyline, the arc that ‘erased’ the marriage of Peter Parker to Mary Jane Watson, was a great story!

Why? For all the bitching and moaning about ‘wiping out 20 years of continuity’ and Joe Quesada‘s disdain for Peter Parker’s status as one of the ‘ball and chained‘, the book sold like gangbusters! Sales figures so far have each of the Spidey books that were included on the OMD ‘mini-series’ ranked in Marvel’s top ten selling books, outselling even some of the X-titles.

So my question to all those fanboys (and girls) who’ve been fuming and flaming on the message boards: If you hated the story so much, why did you buy it?

So it appears that I have been accepted into the Red Eye Chicago’s 5 on 5 forum. For those who don’t know, the ‘5 on 5’ consists of 5 folks giving quips and opinions on 5 different topics. Most of the time it’s sports related, but due to my background as a ‘comic-book culture columnist’ (say that ten times fast) they threw in a ‘superhero’ question. Check it out and see the shout out I gave to the One More Day storyline. (The print edition includes the homage I made to Stan Lee.)

For those who are visiting this blog for the first time because of the great plug Phil gave it, please check out comicswaitingroom.com where you can read the Comic Culture Warrior column written by yours truly, along with some other great (I’d say even better) columns that deal with the world of comics and pop culture.

The site will be coming off its winter hiatus this coming Tuesday, but you can read the archive and see what crazy notions we obsessive fanboy/girl types can come up with.

Tina Fey lookin' H-O-T HOT baby!

 

Oh yeah, who say geek girls aren’t hot? Behold Ms. Tina Fey (yeah I know she’s a missus – but a guy can dream, ‘eh?) makin’ with the ‘come hither’ looks. Ay, chihuahua!

 

Wonder what comics she read as a young lass? Betty and Veronica? Richie Rich? Spidey? Supes? FF? Maybe she was into some horror titles? Howzabout some Eerie, Creepy or Zombies on the Loose?

 

I’d have to think, that given her profession that MAD magazine is a given. (Anyone with insight to Ms. Fey’s reading preferences is encouraged to comment.)

‘She is a riddle, wrapped within an enigma, wrapped within a mystery.’

Or so say the guys over at Comickaze Comics who took this picture on Free Comic Book Day:

Spinner-Rack Girl
‘She showed up once for Free Comic Book Day and we haven’t seen her since.’

Which begs the question…where have you gone Spinner-Rack Girl?