Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"War of the Gargantuas."

Click to giant--I mean, Goliath-size!

I really need to just cough up and buy War of the Gargantuas on DVD—it’s been a good 25 to 30 years since I’ve seen it, and I’m not even positive I’ve ever seen it all the way through. That and Frankenstein Conquers the World. Man, SyFy can run a full day of Saw like three days a month, but can’t spare a couple hours for these? Stupid world…

Anyway, the Marvel Universe Gigantic Battles Goliath/Thor Two Pack was marked down to $13 at a local Wal-Mart, so I picked him up. It’s All True had a post on the two, and as usual, OAFE has a solid review up; although yo apparently enjoyed Civil War more than I did. Admittedly, that wouldn’t be hard; and it’s a bit of cheek to package a character with the comic he dies in.

Of course, that was Bill Foster, formerly Black Goliath, and Giant-Man; whom we’ve mentioned here before as having a dismal win/loss record…geez, I was going to say like the Detroit Lions, but they’re doing great this year. Maybe the new Goliath could be compared to the current Lions, since he’s off to a good start as well: Bill’s nephew Tom assumed the mantle of his uncle, but so far hasn’t had the crushing defeats or pyrrhic victories his uncle did. (So far: he has joined Wonder Man’s…ugh, Revengers, a team dedicated to dishing out some comeuppance to Iron Man and/or the Avengers, which so far they’ve done by attacking the Avengers team without Iron Man, Cap, or Thor.) Blog@Newsarama was worried Tom had been killed, but that appears to have been a flashback to poor Bill.

War Machine’s role in this strip was lucky timing: I had just bought him a couple days prior, and although this one doesn’t unmask like the Marvel Legends version, he’s a good update.

And the other reason for today's title? A classic Milk & Cheese from Evan Dorkin:

From Milk & Cheese #666. Love it.


SallyP said...

Thor's not a racist...he just really really hates giants.


Susan said...

I can't get the pics to enlarge. Did I break the Internet again?

Dale Bagwell said...

Nope, just click on the link in white on the side.

Funny one goo, actually really funny. I smell a t-shirt or future graphic in here. If I can get my paint to work, I'll send you a homemade one.

And bonus cheers for posting Milk and Cheese! Haven't seen them since the old days of Wizard.

Susan said...

Thanks, didn't see the link last time. Now that I've read it...verily, 'tis a laugh riot! With a nice M&C chaser.