I'm speculating here, but I imagine that Marvel felt pressure to make SuperPro work. My guess is it was either due to contractual obligations or a desire to score as many football tickets as possible. But I'm sure the writing was on the wall as to how things were going, so it was time for a Very Special Guest Star! (tm!):
Look at the expression on Cap's face. Here, I'll give you a close-up:
This isn't happening! This isn't happening!
That's right, kids! Drugs are bad!
Then again, so is dog-fighting and domestic violence, but there you go.
I think these guys are real NFL people:
I guess someone thought they'd get a kick out of being in a comic book or something. I've never been in a comic book myself, but I think I'd rather not be in a comic than have my one and only comic book appearance be in an issue of SuperPro.
Oh, I almost forgot: Captain America is in this issue. Here's the gist of it, for you Captain America fans:
Does Captain America have fans? I can't imagine why. He reminds me of Superman - one of those guys whose heart is just a little too pure not to be obnoxious.
Oh, but I digress. Anyway, this is his big contribution to keeping SuperPro on the racks:
Yes, he threw his shield and jumped into view. Stan Lee and whoever owns the NFL thank you for your buck and a quarter, Captain America fans (whoever you are!)!
There was one great moment:
Yes, it's out of context. If this comes as a surprise, you must be a new reader. Welcome!
See what I mean? Don't you just want to slug that smug grin right off his face? I can't believe people like this guy.
Yeah, SuperPro, I think Cap just handed you an expired bus pass. There is no way you guys are hanging out. No. Freakin'. Way.
See you Monday!