Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Angar the Screamer Tuesday!

Hey! The Eisner Award Nominees were announced, and guess what? I didn't get nominated for a dang thing. The establishment just can't handle me, man! That's why today is a good day to talk about....


Daredevil v.1, #100, the anniversary issue.... with the introduction of Angar the Screamer!

He'd blow your mind, hepcats. Blow it! Check out the cover of Daredevil v. 1 #101:


That's a dude that means business, brother! He's gonna rock the establishment by conjuring up the weirdest creatures from your freakiest nightmares....


... and apparently, will make you think your arm is an overgrown carrot. I'm not sure I understand the strategy there from a combat standpoint, but who am I to backseat drive? He's Angar the Screamer, dudes!

Of course, he'd be unceremoniously shot and killed by a bank security guard in the first issue of Thunderbolts, but that's because he was blowin' their minds!

The final indignity was that he died in a flashback. They couldn't even bother writing him into a scene to bump him off. That's harsh, bro.
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From Daredevil v. 1, #103:


Spider-Man in San Francisco? Popping up right after he starts to interview Daredevil and the Black Widow? And they never put the two coinkydinks together? It sounds like an appearance of....

The Hogshooter Oklahoma Rule!

Love comics. Love them so much.

10 comments:

Nick Danger said...

Dude, Anger the Screamer is totally playing air gituar in that one pannel... he IS off the hook!

FoldedSoup said...

What's Spidey swinging with there? Spare costume?

De said...

I think I went to college with Angar the Screamer.

motherkat said...

i think i dated him once....or twice

SallyP said...

Ah, nothing like completely overblown dialogue! Angar there, sounds as though he's been attending the Dr. Doom School of Histrionics.

Elie said...

Though somewhat dated now, Angar was a cool character, at least in his original conception by the late, great Steve Gerber. Given that Marvel killed Angar off so unceremoniously (I hadn't known), I guess he falls into the same category as other Gerber brainchildren - e.g. Omega, Howard The Duck - who didn't survive their creator's departure intact.

Allergy said...

That Angar was some pumpkins! (Did I say that right?)

Adam Barnett said...

awesome use of pumpkins, Allergy! And yes, Angar *was* the pumpkins!

Erich said...

I liked Angar as Gerber wrote him, and was disappointed when other writers disregarded the whole "idealistic but thoroughly deranged hippie" characterization and made him just another thug-for-hire. It would have been so much better if Angar had become the Timothy Leary of the Marvel Universe, using his powers to "open people's minds"--whether they liked it or not!

Adam Barnett said...

See? erich's comments just shows why *we* should be writing comics.... that would have been awesome!