Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Ups and Downs of Henry Pym Thursday!

Poor Hank. He's barely put back on the team when Cap is trying to court-martial him for zapping the semi-attractive but way-overrated-by-Iron-Man Elf Queen from behind.

And as any comic reader knows, when there are a bunch of floating disembodied heads looking at you, you are royally screwed.

...until Jarvis chases her off the bed with a rolled-up newspaper and a squirt pistol.

Hey! Random Slap! (tm!):

Nice shot! And some excellent follow through here:

Poor Hank. But lucky us, right?

See you tomorrow!


Kandou Erik said...

I feel sorry for Hank. He has so many mental problems to begin with, and that one hit haunts him for the rest of his life.

Does anyone remember that Spider-Man hit Mary Jane? It's true! It was durring the Clone Saga, and Peter was just told (falsely) that he was the clone. Peter sort of went into a mini mental meltdown, which is understandable, and lashed out, not knowng Mary Jane was in his way. Peter felt guilty for awhile, but it was eventually forgotten.

In fact, it's so forgotten that Peter and MJ where never even married - so that hit might not have even occured!

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Adam DW said...

Oh, is that THE famous Hank Pym spousal abuse? Historic!

Also historic: we now know Tigra sleeps in the nude.

Allergy said...

Is it true that for a while they were considering making "Shut up, woman!" the official Avengers battle cry? It seems to come up a lot.

SallyP said...

Yeah, poor old Hank. Reed goes around slapping Susan all the time, but does he have to put up with being called an abuser? No!

I know that Hank wasn't exactly dealing with a full deck here,but that's not something the Avengers even take into consideration.

Anonymous said...

Hey, what's the deal with that tiny armchair in Tigra's room? It looks way too small for even her skinny ass.

"Comfortably appointed"? I think not!

Anonymous said...

Lol. How did they smuggle this Tigra panel through the censors? Respect :-)

I never understood why Tigra was an Avenger. She is even more dull than the Wasp, which is no mean feat

Tracer Bullet said...

Tigra inspires filthy bestiality fantasies, unlike the Wasp, who only makes me curious about where she got those fabulous shoes.

Jack Norris said...

Lots of people consider this a classic story, but it's not; it's actually a clunkily-executed overrated exercise in not-really-worth-it character-wrecking.

Gene Phillips said...

Contra Anonymous:

I think Tigra made a good West Coast Avenger, but not at the start. Only when Englehart came on the title did he really take a bunch of odds-and-ends heroes and give them good character interaction.

She was wasted in regular Avengers, though.