Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Well, it's still not the worst Wicker Man I've ever seen.


I actually had an unfortunate experience with Wicker Man: I bought the DVD like three times and it was defective every time! I don't know what the problem was, but it was forever before I got to see the original...and it had been pretty well spoiled for me by that point, too. But I was surprised to see one in today's book: from 1990, Black Knight #4, "Knight...and Day!" Written by Roy and Dann Thomas, layouts by Rich Buckler, embellishment by Tony DeZuniga.

This was the conclusion of a four-part mini-series, featuring the original Black Knight Sir Percy in the body of the current Knight Dane Whitman, and the Valkyrie in the body of Dane's love interest Victoria Bentley; versus Morgan Le Fey and Mordred. Also here: Dane's future squire, Sean Dolan, who would go on to become Bloodwraith, and Doctor Strange. And the fight takes place at London Bridge...the London Bridge in Lake Havasu, AZ, for some reason. (And misspelled!)

By the end of this one, Dane was restored as the Black Knight; wrapping up the plotline where the curse of the Ebony Blade had been turning him into metal. That had run from maybe around Avengers #293 in 1988, then into Thor the next year. I had thought it took even longer to be wrapped up, but here we are. And now, for some reason, a Radiohead video...

4 comments:

Dale Bagwell said...

Oh nooice! Love that video! Much better than watching the utter abortion that was the Nic Cage version. I really do need to watch the original though. I think I owe to the ORIGINAL Equalizer Robert McCall to do it.

My favorite Radiohead video is still the one for Paranoid Android. Also my favorite album of theirs too, Ok Computer.

googum said...

I'm worried in a year or two, I'll get it in my head to try and rewatch the Cage Wicker Man; figuring it can't be as bad as I remember, right? The Stallone Judge Dredd keeps getting me that way...

Dale Bagwell said...

Ha, yeah but at least the Stallone one's the more watchable out of the two, and features Dennis F'N Leary, so there's that.

googum said...

Oooh, bite yer tongue, I love the newer Dredd