Thursday, February 8, 2007

Holy Moley (what a great idea)!

Normally, I'm not a big fan of just linking to a post on another blog, but everyone's favorite little stuffed bull has a hell of an idea and it should be supported whole-heartedly. Go read about it, why don't you - then pick up some extra copies of Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil if you can.


And one of these days I'll tell you how I spent hours and hours in my aunt's bookstore, and how she sparked a lifelong love of comics. Thanks, Aunt Lily!

P.S.: (And thanks for the cookies!)

5 comments:

L’il E said...

That is a great idea. If I like it (Lee picked it up, I wouldn't have) I might even take that advice to heart. Except I don't know any kids, and I like it that way! ;-p

Bully said...

Best...blog name...ever!

And thanks for picking up on my crazy idea! I wish I'd had an aunt with a bookstore, too!

Maxo said...

E: You know a COUPLE of kids, ya big sourpuss! I bet whatisface, the co-worker's kid, would love it.

Bully: Thanks for dropping by - I'm a big fan of your blog!

Fred said...

I had to look up Mister Mind (not easy since Wikipedia is blocked here in China), and ended up finding the following sentence:


"The current version of Mister Mind, introduced by Jerry Ordway in his Power of Shazam! series, is a more realistically-depicted alien worm from the planet Venus, possesing powers which include mind control, telepathy, and mental image projection. "



Now I'm a big fan of comics, and I can invariably suspend my disbelief for practically any sort of fiction, but...

...did I really just read the following statement, written with apparently sincerity?

"...Mister Mind...is a more realistically-depicted alien worm from the planet Venus, possesing powers which include mind control, telepathy, and mental image projection."

Maxo said...

Ha ha! It's only weird until you realize the original Mr. Mind is a caterpillar that's about two inches long, wears big "bookworm" glasses and a speaker around his neck. Oh, and he usually laughs like this: Hah! Hee! Hee! Ho! Hah!!

Believe me, "realistic" is a slippery concept in the world of Captain Marvel. Get this: At some point, Mr. Mind is jailed and put to death in the ELECTRIC CHAIR!

He makes it, though, and has to break into a museum to steal his glasses back. Really.

I link to Wikipedia all the time, so just let me know if there's ever anything that doesn't make sense.