Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Leg-Twitchin', Flyin'-Belt-Bucklin' Wednesday!

Wow, is my face red. As was pointed out, Roy Thomas was writing the Avengers by this time in the series, not Stan Lee. Sorry about that. I suppose I could have always just checked my facts before I started ramblin', but where's the fun in that?

But you can be sure that today's panels came from Avengers v1 #43. Beyond that, I guarantee nothin':

Okay, let's get this straight: Quicksilver can fly by moving his legs really quickly? Shenanigans. If you don't believe me, scratch your dog's belly as fast as you can and see if his kicking legs ever get him off the ground. Nonsense. This was clearly an attempt at making Quicksilver more interesting than the Silver Age Flash, which didn't really happen. Quickie just never had much of a personality. Maybe it's the hair.

Hey! It's time for more Fun with Out of Context Dialogue!(tm):

Saying my belt buckle (and subsequently my pants) just "flew off like magic" is not a legal defense. Take my word for that one. Cops have no sense of humor.

And now.... Epithets with Hercules!(tm):

By the Bawdy Brawls of Dionysus! Collect 'em all!

Hey, remember when we saw those kids wearing FF and Avengers t-shirts? By an amazing coincidence, Marvel had 'em for sale in the gift shop:

Don't know about those buttons, though.

See you tomorrow!


Dr Robert Willis, Phd said...

Vibrating his legs at top speed gets him excited. We must understand.

Sea-of-Green said...

It's the hair. Definitely.

SallyP said...

I' glad that something gets Quicksiler excited. He's always such a pessimist about everything.

Thomas Fummo said...

Why does Hercules sound like some campy shakespearean performer?

In all the stories and plays written in original ancient greek, Hercules is never characterised as some hyperbolic and pompous cretin...

I guess it really is, JUST a comic book.

Dr Robert Willis, Phd said...

All the stories and plays written in original ancient Greek sound really boring to me. Maybe they need a little of that ROY THOMAS PZAZZ to liven 'em up a little!

Thomas Fummo said...


I say, old boy, what?

nobody beats teh greekz, yo.