Friday, September 26, 2008

Probably not how to fix the comic industry, but it couldn't hurt.
Has anyone ever opened one of the bagged ones?  My god, it's all true!
From What The--?! #14, "Tangles" Written by Bill Wray, art by Rurik Tyler, gently poking fun at Todd McFarlane's Spider-Man #1.

Doom had completely forgotten about this appearence.
This got me thinking about ol' Todd, something I don't usually do, and it suddenly hit me: Todd McFarlane is the Michael Jackson of comics...without any icky connotations that may bring. Consider: Started small on books like Infinity, Inc., worked his way up to popularity on Amazing Spider-Man, then Spider-Man #1 was his Thriller, a massive hit, never to be completely repeated. This would make Spawn #1 Bad: also a huge hit, but not as huge. And then...long stretches of no output, legal troubles, and making most of their money and headlines in other ventures. (Again, McFarlane's legal troubles are much less distasteful than Michael's.)

And then we've got this panel from Aaron Lopresti, just because it makes me smile.
You know, he's the precursor of the Heap, Swamp Thing,'s true!  Maybe.
I have no idea how long this post has been in the draft file...July 7, 2007. Huh. Well, still on no-internet mode, so it'll do. Have a good weekend!

1 comment:

SallyP said...

Stapling Spider-Man covers to old Care Bears books is...GENIUS! But evil.

That's a pretty good analogy for Todd McFarlane actually. Fortunately, he still has his nose.