Thursday, August 28, 2008

Green Vomitin', Jean Grey-Protecting, Globule-Flingin', Spirographin', Evel-Kenievelin' Thursday!

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it also means someone stole your idea. Here, we see Poison Ivy blatantly ripping off Infectious Lass in the quite-recent Justice League of America #13:

This really hurts because not only is Infectious Lass having her shtick swiped, but it also shows just how devastating she could be in combat. Instead, she was consigned a fate of scorn in the DC Universe. It ain't right!

But you know what is right? Chivalry. Like in X-Men v1, #46:

You ever fall in love with someone who is embarrassing to be around in public? Then you know what poor Cyclops was feeling right about then.

Even more troubling:

Okay, this is a power the Juggernaut hasn't had before or (to my knowledge) since. All I know is, when "globules" of any sort are flinging off a dude, I will step on your throat to keep them from getting on me.

Woo hoo! Spirograph!

Loved me some Spirograph.

Know what else I loved?

This right here:

I had the Canyon Sky Cycle. Because I was so cool.

See you tomorrow!


Tracer Bullet said...

Lord, how is a woman who is both a telepath and a telekinetic so damn useless in a fight?

jehingr said...

I wasn't cool, I didn't have any of the Evel Knevel toys, but I did have a Spirograph - and my little brother even had the Spirograph Junior!

motherkat said...

my mom got me a spirograph, but wouldn't let me have a pin, we don't talk much these days

De said...

I would totally make out with Poison Ivy, even if it meant instant death.

SallyP said...

Ah yes, early Jean Grey...the most useless heroine on the planet...with the possible exception of the Invisible Girl, or the Scarlet Witch.

Stan Lee had his strengths, but writing interesting or powerful women was not one of them.

John Eje Thelin said...

On a visit to the UK 18 months ago, I saw a perfect replica set of the Evel Knievel stunt bike fo sale in a store. Alas, I didn't have enough money then to buy it. Grr.

Chris C said...

hahaha I had the one where you wind up Evel and his bike and he takes off! Too bad it was either two feet and then fall over or shoot off into the bushes or out in the street.