Friday, February 04, 2011

Traditionally, for a parody, you make fun of something people have heard of...

The cover of What The--?! #23, featuring a parody of Marvel's short-lived NFL tie-in, SuperPro: "The Drop-Kick that lifts!" Written by Hilary Barta and Doug Rice, pencils by Rurik Tyler, inks and cover by Barta. Not their best one, but look what they had to work with.

I think the sales for SuperPro proved the venn diagram of comics fans and football fans to be almost mutually exclusive. Or, it wasn't a very good comic. It's almost a shame: there's plenty of drama in pro football on and off the field, and I'm sure more than a few stories that would work with a super-powered ex-player; but the NFL kind of likes to keep it's image almost Disney-clean. They wouldn't want stories about SuperPro fighting alleged sexual harassment, dog fighting rings, or drug users; just to name a few.

Anyway, out for the weekend: it's time for the traditional buying of Super Bowl snacks...that will all be eaten today and Saturday. Enjoy the game!


SallyP said...

Man, I've got a mouldering stack of old "What The's piled away somewhere. They were stupid, but so was I, so it was a perfect match for the time.

surly hack said...

No, not stupid. Stupid was a completely different parody comic of mine.