Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lady Lunar Has the Last Laugh! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! Wednesday!

Yes, I'm shilling for Iron Man 2, but I just can't help it. It looks so darn awesome. Check out the latest, interactive trailer, hot off the press!

If shilling for a movie that looks this promising is wrong, I don't want to be right. And no, I'm not recieving compensation of any kind for talking about the movie, other than the fact that you saw this trailer here first!

I'm not a big fan of Iron Man in the comics, so I'm in the enviable position of just enjoying the movie for what it is. I've heard some grumbling that the nemesis this time is Whiplash as opposed to someone more iconic like the Mandarin, but the trailer gives me a lot of hope that Mickey Rourke will nail it.

You never know when a lame villain will get an overhaul. We haven't even gotten around to Cat-Man yet.

But we have gotten around to Lady Lunar!:

Sometimes, you just have to know that you don't have a winner on your hands. I'm sure that at some point in the editorial meetings and the actual writing, penciling, inking, coloring and editing of this comic, the thought "This character will never see the light of day again."

And, believe it or not, they would be wrong!

As terrible a character as she was (and believe me, this cover shot was as good as she got), Lady Lunar would appear again in the awesome Justice League Unlimited, which ran for 96 episodes from 2004-2006 on Cartoon Network. Don't believe me? I give you Exhibit "A":

Yes, she appeared here and very briefly in the Crisis on Infinite Earths. Yet, 20 years later, there she is sitting next to Luthor. There are no small roles, people!

But, as you can tell from her cover dialogue, she was a terrible character. Just terrible. Off to the Character Hall of Shame with her.

But she gives me hope that other characters might see the light of day.

So, cue the half-man/half-bees!:

and what the heck, give us the gigantic caterpillar creature thingie!:

Yes! All hail Lord Insectus!:

Because gigantic insect creatures are awesome. Almost as awesome as gorillas.

And if Lady Lunar got some air time in the last ten years, we can certainly hope someone recognizes the bitchin' factor of Lord Insectus.

See you tomorrow!


Prospero said...

Was Hawkman the only superhero to fight giant insects?

Adam Barnett said...

Actually, the entire JLA fought giant insects if you count the Queen Bee and her drones! And let's not forget Praying Mantis Man and his various insect minions from the days of the original Blue Beetle!

Ellen said...

I can't get the trailer to interact with me! That's so sad...... I don't even have kryptonite aura!