Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bunnies, Bees, Bears... Oh My!

 Let the merriment continue with a look at Heroic Comics #29.  Heroic was an interest genre mash-up of war comics and costumed types like the Music Master, Rainbow Boy, Man O'Metal (was he Irish?  That sounds Irish) and, of course, Hydroman.

Hydroman's weakness?


Yes, a face full of bunnies apparently took him right out.  In Hydro's defense, we've seen playing cards and poker chips take people out in bigger-named comics than this one.

It's really funnier if you imagine Hydroman saying, "NO!  NOT THE BUNNIES!" the same way Nicolas Cage said this:

I've never seen The Wicker Man, where this clip comes from, but I hear he punches a woman while wearing a bear suit.  Here, someone hilariously added the theme song to Chariots of Fire:

I watched Chariots of Fire as a child, and I learned that Oscar-nominated movies are often incredibly dull.  This clip was an awesome use of that theme, so kudos to whoever did it.

And while we're on movies, I saw this ad in the comic:

I'm not trying to be a jerk, but neither IMDB nor Google put this kid in that movie.  He very well might have been, but the info I found on that movie doesn't seem to have him in it, so I'm wondering if he played a bit part, like "Boy with Irritable Bowel Syndrome" or something.  And they say there's no such thing as a small part, only small actors, but I don't know that I'd be demanding everyone's attention for it.  Heck, my last music project is listed in's "Artists from A to Z," but you don't see me taking out big ads in comics over it... although I do think it's rather awesome.

Here's a fun contribution from Wayne Allen Sallee, from Golden Age Blue Beetle (the Fox years), #6!  We'll be getting to that run, but Wayne found a back cover that isn't to be missed:

Hmmmm.  He sure doesn't look very happy with his life choices, despite his increase in income.  He probably found out that he had paid vacations, retirement, insurance and other benefits with his union job at the shoe factory and (at least back in the day) I don't think that was common at radio stations.  You've got to look at the whole package, folks.  Let this be a lesson to all of us.

Thanks, Wayne!

See you tomorrow!


Wayne Allen Sallee said...

You're welcome, Adam! It's true that the guy looks totally unhappy there. Or maybe that was his happy face.

Adam Barnett said...

Maybe that's why he's in radio and not television.

MarvelX42 said...

Well, it says that he "signed a contract" "for a swell part" It doesn't actually say that he got the part or that he was in the movie. I am sure that people sign contracts for parts and never end up being in the actual movie.