Saturday, October 18, 2008

Single-Sentence Synopses of Popular Comics

Doktor Maxwell von Puppykicker the Third, of The International Society of Supervillains, has written a brilliant list of one sentence summaries. Examples:

Uncanny X-Men is about black people and gays who are straight and white, but have superpowers

All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder is about Frank Miller losing his goddamn mind.

All-Star Superman is distilled wonder.

Planetary is about five months behind its alleged publishing schedule.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm only half-ashamed to admit that I sort of (sort of ...) enjoy All-Star Batman and Robin, but I can't disagree with Mr. the Third's summary. ASBAR is so over-the-top, with no hint of theme, character, or human reality, that you might call it "pure Miller": all his tics and spittle with no attempt to make contact with the audience at all. It's like he's got creative Tourette Syndrome.

Of course, I think Miller lost his goddamn mind long ago. Have you seen or heard recent interview with him? He sweats and twitches like he expects Teh Moozlimz to slaughter him at any moment (apparently an actual fear of his).

And if Planetary is only five months behind schedule, that puts it ahead of most of the other interesting books in the biz ...

-- TLB

Anonymous said...

And for confirmation of what I said about All-Star Batman and Robin, check out this post at The Comics Journal's message boards.

-- TLB

Anonymous said...

Whoops! I meant ComiCon.com, not The Comics Journal.

-- TLB