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April 11, 2008 11:23 AM   Subscribe

The Daily [Batman / Superman / Wolverine]

Oh, and Bad Spock.
posted by brownpau (33 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
These are great. I especially like the Wolverine Daily. I think he's dreamy, but my roommate is telling me that he's not popular anymore and that the kids these days are all about Cyclops. I just refuse to believe that.
posted by piratebowling at 11:28 AM on April 11, 2008

Something about Batman is just inherently funny in a way no other superhero is. Not even Superman with those silly Jimmy Olsen predicaments. It's partly all the giant coins and giant umbrellas the villains use, and partly the ambiguously gay tension.

Also, bad Robin.
posted by fleetmouse at 11:33 AM on April 11, 2008

More like boreclops. Besides, it's all about Colossus.
posted by 29 at 11:33 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

No one likes Cyclops. Everyone knows the cool one is Nightcrawler!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 11:37 AM on April 11, 2008 [3 favorites]

All about Colossus? He's dead!

I used to be into Wolverine, until my BF showed me stats on him - he's only 5'3". Pity.
posted by Liosliath at 11:37 AM on April 11, 2008

Nowadays, Marvel's pretty much playing Wolverine Daily anyway.
What with all the titles he he's in: Wolverine, Wolverine Orgins, Wolverine - The First Class, Logan (this may as well be Orgins II), Astonishing, Uncanny, X-Force, Avengers and I think I'm overlooking another five... Not to mention the three movies coming up that may as well be titled Wolverine IV/V/VI.

Heh, but I digress. I like these a lot. The Batman one especially.
posted by moonshine at 11:39 AM on April 11, 2008

Nowadays, Marvel's pretty much playing Wolverine Daily anyway.

If by "nowadays," you mean "for the last 15 years."
posted by Rangeboy at 11:47 AM on April 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'd like to see someone pull off The Daily Flaming Carrot, though I'm not sure if that'd be doable as anything but a series of scans from Burden's work.
posted by cortex at 11:47 AM on April 11, 2008 [2 favorites]

he's only 5'3". Pity.

Hey, bub, he's the best at what he does. That what he does is violently exercise his Napoleon complex is nobody's fault, really.
posted by cortex at 11:48 AM on April 11, 2008 [3 favorites]

Wolverines yer modern angsty bollocks superhero. It's a slippery slope from Wolverine to Cable.
posted by Artw at 11:52 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

If anyone has AWESOME BATMAN THINGS they'd like to see on The Daily Batman, please feel free to MeFiMail me!
posted by beaucoupkevin at 11:58 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

Yeah, that's worth pointing out: Batman is via Projects.
posted by cortex at 12:00 PM on April 11, 2008

I've always liked Cyclops. He and Gambit were my favorites when I was a kid. Here are some reasons why I like Cyclops:

1) When everybody else craps out, he steps up to the plate.
2) He's actually disfigured by his power and can't pass in normal society. This gives him added weight as a character for me.
3) He's an OG.
posted by Kattullus at 12:06 PM on April 11, 2008

Awesome, thanks!

Reading through the old Showcase and Essential reprints is hella fun. I think there's some sort of Garfield Without Garfield project lurking in there somewhere as too many of those panels are so bizarre if you don't have the text description of what the hell is going on.

Take the first “The Mystery Analysts of Gotham City” from Showcase Presents: Batman where at a gathering of said Mystery Club (!) a hopeful new member arrives. In order to join the club, he has to solve a mystery, so he opts to solve the mystery of Who Is Batman? (!!) He unveils a fullsized wax statue of Batman without his mask (!!!), revealing that Batman is actually some bald dude with a hooked nose (!!!!). Then Batman takes off his mask revealing that the statue is exactly right (!!!!!).

At that point I was on the floor (but then again, I drink when I read Silver Age comics). That unmasking scene, presented without words, is just mindboggingly weird. I wish I could find a scan of that to show y'all. Your lives are hollow without it.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:10 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

Sadly, I did mean nowadays. Three titles are brand new, and a fourth one I consider a flailing toddler.
posted by moonshine at 12:24 PM on April 11, 2008

They probably want the trades ready in time for the Wolverine Movie. Some people might not know to look for him in one of the six other X-Men titles he'll undoubtedly be on the cover of.
posted by Gary at 1:15 PM on April 11, 2008

Bob Burden's Gumby is awesome. C'mon people! It's got the Astral Image of Johnny Cash™!
posted by lilnemo at 1:32 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

Meh. Now, a daily Plastic Man would be something. Rah Jack Cole!
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 1:32 PM on April 11, 2008

Batman always FTWs.
posted by Artw at 1:43 PM on April 11, 2008

A daily Cheech Wizard would be even better.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 1:44 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

and partly the ambiguously gay tension.

What the hell are you on about! Oh, hang on...

Obligatory link.

posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:19 PM on April 11, 2008

I'm all for all of this.
posted by humannaire at 3:30 PM on April 11, 2008

There's something about fat Wolverine that's awesome. What am I saying, Wolverine is always awesome. And that BECAUSE he's short not in spite of his shortness.
posted by Hugonaut at 3:45 PM on April 11, 2008

I'm with the Cyclops crowd. Wolverine was cool for about a month once I started collecting comics. Then I saw through his god-like powers like Magneto had or the Phoenix (though regular old Jean is cool). When these people can pretty much do anything it isn't interesting. Same reason why I don't like Supes but like things that explore other parts besides him kicking butt. I think he was part of a role-model for me as far as leadership and such goes.

As far as the given choices go, Batman for the win. Reminds me of some things my old roommate did. Just quirky different looks at some heroes. Cool stuff.
posted by Phantomx at 3:57 PM on April 11, 2008

Superman can actually be a very interesting character, despite the whole can-do-anything problem. Check out Grant Morrisons superb run on All Star Superman for instance.
posted by Artw at 4:01 PM on April 11, 2008

Batman still always wins though, of course.
posted by Artw at 4:01 PM on April 11, 2008

I agree that Superman can be interesting. I loved Superman Returns. It wasn't about him beating the crap out of stuff. All Star Superman is indeed quite good. But these treatments of Superman are few and far between. I think Batman is still tops in my mind since I don't read any Batman comics except big standout ones. I don't want him to be ruined. =)
posted by Phantomx at 5:03 PM on April 11, 2008

Though we agree on Supermans potential to be interesting, I think we differ quite radically on whether Superman Returns is (my answer: no. Utter borefest.)
posted by Artw at 6:06 PM on April 11, 2008

Read New X-Men to see why all the kids love Cyclops. Beneath that anal-retentive exterior is a comic cavalcade of crazy. Since puberty he's been forced to wear a mask, trained to be a leader responsible for the lives of his classmates from his early teens, (formerly) married to his high school sweetheart who periodically goes batshit and threatens to destroy the world in her rage. His life is a path of eggshells, and any wrong step sends everything into crisis.
posted by bunnytricks at 6:10 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

I like Kurt Busiek's Superman, which is of course why he's leaving the title. Sob.

But mostly I'm a Spider-Man gal, just my luck. Flowers can be sent through mefimail, or a small donation in his memory to the charity of your choice, because that guy in Amazing Spider-Man? Sure as heck isn't Peter Parker, whatever his name.
posted by bettafish at 12:06 AM on April 12, 2008

Every so often I find a thread there half the stuff deserves a favorite. Just the thought of Daily Flaming Carrot, then Daily Plastic Man, then Daily Cheech Wizard... too awesome for me, I quit.
posted by JHarris at 8:18 AM on April 12, 2008

Daily Love & Rockets, please!
posted by humannaire at 7:44 PM on April 12, 2008

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