Monday, April 16, 2007

One last time-sensitive thing

-Get ready for an endless stream of jokes about this:

ACTION COMICS #852
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Brad Walker and John Livesay
3-2-1-ACTION! (part 1 of 3) Hot on the heels of SUPERMAN #665's "Jimmy Olsen Countdown Dossier" comes this true blue COUNTDOWN event! Superman has always been Superman's pal. Will he now become Superman's partner?! More secrets of Jimmy's past revealed, the Kryptonite Man on the loose, and more! This issue ties into the events of COUNTDOWN #40!
On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

A few mundane punch lines:

"I didn't know that was legal in Metropolis."
"Batman's going to be jealous!"
"Is Superman too old for this to count as yaoi?"
"Looks like someone's been reading my slash fiction!"

For those who want to get an early jump on 90s nostalgia:
"I guess that his pocket was full of something more than kryptonite!" (Will be funnier in 5 years, I promise.)

False outrage:
"Jimmy Olsen is a cherished children's character and should be a role model for youngsters. Kids aren't old enough to understand the complexity of a same-sex relationship with an alien being."

Real outrage:
"Jimmy Olsen is a cherished children's character and should be a role model for youngsters. He never needed a deep, dark past before, and he doesn't need one now."

Provoking my outrage:
"Some might be shocked by this turn of events, but fans of Jimmy Olsen have seen it coming for years." [Insert scans of several out-of-context panels showing Jimmy Olsen wearing a dress, crying, saying something about "wood," or engaging in several other supposedly "gay" activities.]

Etc, etc.

1 comment:

JR said...

All of that would likely be the case had they not screwed up the solicitation. As it is I'm just a expecting a string of jokes about Superman having to be his own pal.

Well that and a potentially endless stream of outrage over the Supergirl and Catwoman statues.