Friday, October 15, 2010

The August Personage of Mr. Throckmorton Friday!

Although Johnny tried his best to impress Peter, their blind date did not go as well as he'd hoped.

Um.... Jan, you realize you aren't really a wasp and Pete isn't really a spider, don't you?  You can be a rhymes-with-witch all you like, I suppose, but there's really no zoological justification for it.  I mean, I don't think bats and robins are natural allies, either, but Bruce and Dick never started clawing at each other.

And now, from Detective Comics #341, a Moment in Comic Book Greatness! (tm!):

Sputter!  Haruuumph!

See you Monday!!


MarvelX42 said...

Well, Pete got that right tho. It was both. It was the Human Torch AND a jerk walkin around in his pajamas.

That is one hell of a pie throw as well. Look how it lifted him completely off the ground and backwards. He'll be lucky if it doesn't snap his neck.

Elizabeth said...

Fun bit of trivia: In medicine, "Throckmorton sign" refers to the shadow of the male genitalia on an X-ray. If the patient's right arm is broken, and the shadow points to the right, this is a "positive Throckmorton sign." Sadly, no equivalent sign exists for female patients.

The Throckmorton sign may actually be positive in a statistically significant percentage of cases, as people are more prone to injury on their dominant side, and the male genitals tend to "hang" toward that side.

Gene Phillips said...

If Stan Lee had had a better understanding of biology, it shoulda Spidey who resented Waspie, not the other way round.

After all it's the unlucky spider who gets the dubious pleasure of having some damn species of wasp lay its eggs in the spider's body!

OTOH, maybe it's just as well Marvel didn't try to reproduce this biological horror during their horror phase. Imagine Spidey suing for custody rights!

Zocktastic said...

The first panel is much funnier if you read it like Peter is implying that Johnny is either A) The Human Torch, or B) wearing the Human Torch's stolen pajamas.

MarvelX42 said...

I thought that that's what he meant.

Aaron said...

Mr. Throckmorton looks like the sort of guy to say things like, "I'll have the name of the person who threw that, or I'll know the reason why, by gadfrey, harrumpphh!! Take a memo!"

I was a bit disappointed when I grew up and didn't really have bosses like that. The bosses I had were jerks in much more boring ways.