Happy Monday, my lovelies! You know what I just finished reading? This:
Cardboard by Doug TenNapel
Yeah, I know it's for a younger audience... probably your "tweeners," but it had great art, fast pacing, sharp dialogue... I don't care if it was for my tired old eyes or not. I was entertained, and that makes it a winner.
Let's finish up All-Flash Quarterly #5. I'm getting the impression that writer Gardner Fox decided that, what with the talking horses and all, we just can't take things too seriously, so he indulged himself in silliness a bit:
Now that's some old school villainy right there!
Here's a good two-panel joke that'll slip right past you if you aren't careful:
Then, because it is a Gardner Fox story, we once again get a little too detailed with the explanations:
Well, I can't argue with success, but I can't follow that now, much less when I was the target age for this thing. I appreciate that Gardner had this confidence in the comprehension level of his readership, but I'm afraid I would be a terrible disappointment to him.
No, give me the cheap gags:
YEAH! Buffoonery is a comedic style that just never grows old. That's why Judd Apatow is a bajillionaire.
Remember, hepcats! Too much jivin' isn't good!
And then we ruin everything with people speaking in unison:
You understand why I can't stand that, right? I mean, have you ever said the same thing as four other people at the same time? And here we even have laughing... in unison. It's so awkward. And frankly, this scene takes place months after the story ended, so how did all those people end up in the same place at the same time, much less spontaneously speaking in unison? And is... is Jay winking at me??
MADNESS, I tells ya!