Friday, February 6, 2009

Beware the Hissy Fit of Mantis Friday!

It's not that I mind women in comics. It's just that, back in the day, they were either totally useless or disproportionately powerful considering their abilities. Speaking of which, here's Mantis!:

But... but... attacking blind guys is great practice! And fun!

Actually, this cover is misleading. Mantis herself wanted to beat up the blind guy, and someone thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase how badass she was supposed to be:

Yeah. See, if you know martial arts, you can toss around Thor, the freakin' God of Thunder, like a used Kleenex.

And, of course, Iron Man's armor is no match for a really, really pissed off martial artist. See? She is woman, hear her roar, in voices too big to ignore...

But for every violent, psychotic chick out there, some pitiful goober pines for her love. Who could that be in this case?

Of course. How silly of me not to have seen that coming.

Off to the Character Hall of Shame with the both of you!

See you Monday!


Chance said...

Those two panels are compelling evidence that this is one of the Worst Comics of All Time.

Thomas Fummo said...

Ha-iaa YU!
Haaaa-iaa YU!


SallyP said...

Ah, I well remember this particular phase of the Avengers. Mantis was annoying and shrewish, and the Swordsman was a weenie. And there was angst. VAST amounts of angst.

Anonymous said...

This one loved how Mantis used to speak!

Elie said...

Oh yeah! When Mantis would keep referring to herself as "this one", it just make me think of the old Tooter Turtle cartoons! Anyone else remember those? "Drizzle, Drazzle, Drozzle, Drome, time for this one to come home..." Good times!