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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

That damned Shock

What's Mallard raving about today?

Green Lantern

Mallard, you think this topic is seriously worth 2 days?


Kip W [Muffaroo] said...

Tinsley's trying to reinvent himself, possibly as a cartoonist or someone involved with humor. Well, he'll be back to normal in a couple of weeks, and we won't ever have to see the lettering on the cardboard sign he'd have made telling what he'll do for money.

Bill the Splut said...

Look, I haven't bought a comic book since the early 90s (reason: increasing prices, and comics of the 90s got so...Liefeldian). But I do read a few comics blogs, because they're interesting and funny (i.e., the exact opposite reasons I read Mallard), so even I know


Also, really? I'm guessing that's supposed to be a beam from his power ring and not a pool cue stabbed into his fingerless hand, but, really? All the colors to choose from, and you went with yellow? I hope that the colorist did that just as a big Fuck You to Mr Bruce.

Bill the Splut said...

I should clarify that I wasn't comparing Tinsley to Liefeld. No one will ever call Mr Bruce's talent "overrated."

MartyRotten said...

Which Robin does he mean? Dick Grayson? Did someone send him a copy of "Seduction of the Innocent"? If I remember, from New Teen Titans, Robin spent a lot of time making out with the incredibly hot alien Princess Starfire, so that should settle that question. (as they say on Seinfeld, "Not that there's anything wrong with that".) On the subject of gay comics characters. What, I wonder, does Tinsley make of Kevin Keller, the openly gay character appearing in Archie comics? Archie has always been a very conservative company (I think one of its founders, John Goldwater, was also a devout Christian. I know he was instrumental in instituting the overly puritanical Comics Code Authority.) I'm sure, to Tinsley, a gay character in Archie would be the final sign of the Apocolypse.

Frank Stone said...

Bruce Tinsley reveals himself to be both a hopelessly lazy researcher and completely, earth-shatteringly wrong. And he does this through shitty artwork. Yep, The world is still in its proper orbit.

Oh, and look: a "Robin is gay" joke. Did you pick that up while hiding in the bushes at the playground, Mallard?

DiR said...

I can't figure out how to feel about this, because I don't know what the hell his point is.
I've narrowed the list of "What the Fuck is He Talking About?" down to a few:
A: It's comics, so who cares?
B: It's Green Lantern, so who cares?
C: I don't care about gays, so obviously no one else does either.
D: Comics are all faggy, anyways.

I -think- he's going for D?

Tog said...

Well, yeah, "D." It seems the ONLY reason he's going on about this was to make the Robin = f****t gag (like only a real Family Values-type Manly-Man would).

...But he's not a bigot! You can tell because he loves young Vietnamese boys! Really, really!

rewinn said...

"... I hope that the colorist did that..."

A moment of silence, please, for the poor bastard who colors this "comic". How much would YOU have to be paid to be put through this?

The occasional revenge of portraying Green Lantern's power beam in yellow may be the only joy he has.

P.S. the funniest part of today's "comic" is, as usual, the bit about "Mallard Fillmore continues to be one of the most highly contentious and celebrated comic strips, providing a unique conservative viewpoint to the comics pages. Mallard Fillmore has been a lightning rod for controversy with the right-leaning duck consistently addressing hot button issues and lampooning liberal politicians, the media and cultural establishments."

ianmorris said...

Alan Scott of earth 2 has now always been gay for as long as the series goes on, in other news the marvel universe just had a highly promoted gay wedding.

Tog said...

DaveyK wrote: "Mallard, you think this topic is seriously worth 2 days?"

Thursday's strip makes it three days, and Mallard just expanded his scope to pretty much ninety percent of all superhero comics and their fans, without making his point any clearer than "YOU'RE ALL A BUNCH OF F**S!!"