Monday, May 11, 2009

Rotten Respirator Monday!

Yay! We're back in the saddle! Beloved is still wobbly, but she's convalescing nicely. Thanks to everyone for their good wishes!

And, in the spirit of health care, let's take a look at Night Nurse!

Yes, although this was another Linda Carter, she was not a student nurse. Oh no, my friends! She whipped her way through nursing school in this very first issue to become.... Night Nurse!

Now, I'm not saying she blubbered a lot, but if you look at her icon in the upper left corner, she's even crying there. Probably because she's the main character in Night Nurse. Check it out:

Now, I had heard that this was not as bad a comic as one might have thought, but I'll be the judge of that. Frankly, I was hoping that the conflict in the cover was that her boyfriend was going to break up with her if she treated an African-American, but it wasn't anything that cool. It was just a "career vs. marriage" struggle for Night Nurse. But see how much more awesome my idea was? And I still don't get offers to write for Marvel or DC.

So, let's take a look at one of the most universally reviled comic series of all time, and see if we can get further than we did on U.S.1.

There's promising dialogue like this:

There's someone like this at every job. You know, the one who takes their job so seriously they make statements like this? If you don't know who it is at your job that does this, it's probably you.

And, there are classic ads!:

Make big money writing paragraphs? I already do! Dear Friend, May the Lord's Blessings find you this day. I am a Nigerian Prince, living in exile, and I need your assistance in reclaiming my fortune. Please send me your Social Security Number and bank account routing number so that I may compensate you for your assistance... See? Easy money, no Whammies!

Great to be back! See you tomorrow!


Elrossiter said...

fantastic to have you back adam and that beloved is on the mend!!! the macguyver'ness however was GREAT!! everyone knows macguyvers macguyver - well der. i do love macguyver.

night nurses blubbery icon, can you imagine something like that nowadays? it'd be like 'uber' intense!

macguyver-what a legend!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I do know a girl who makes the "rotten respirator"-type comments in my work. Good for her, I guess, she loves her job. That's more than most people can say.

Anonymous said...

I work with a guy who sings about the job all day. Actually makes up songs while he sits and does his assemblies, then sings them LOUD!

welcome back Adam and best wishes to your beloved.
Larry E

Christian Zamora said...

All in all, you have to admit that "Night Nurse" does have a nice ring to it. I'm sure she's gone farther than Meredith Grey from Grey's Anatomy has ever gone.

Oh, and it was fun to see the origin of Twitter.