Blonde Phantom vs. the Spoiler
I'm working my way through 1989 in my comics timeline, and i'm up to John Byrne's She-Hulk series, the conceit of which is that She-Hulk is aware that she's in a comic book and so she continually breaks the fourth wall. And she meets a character named Weezi who turns out to be the Golden Age heroine the Blonde Phantom. Like She-Hulk (and unlike most other characters in the book), she's also aware that she's a comic book character. The joke is that she's getting old now and she wants to join She-Hulk's supporting cast so that she can age in Marvel time instead of real time.
In the She-Hulk series, Weezi is breaking the fourth wall before ever meeting She-Hulk and she actually seems more experienced at it. So i was curious if it was ever the case that she broke the fourth wall in her old Golden Age stories. I don't own any original Blonde Phantom appearances and it's even difficult to find digital versions online, but i did find one in Sun Girl #3 (Dec 48) and holy crap if it isn't just perfect for what i was looking for. Blonde Phantom fights the Spoiler, a villain who ruins the endings of stories.
And sure enough:
But who really won that fight? After all, the dramatic ending was spoiled from the beginning.
Ok, i might have edited one of the word balloons in one of the panels above, and there might even be an anachronism in there, but it's still pretty awesome.
Continuity alert: the Spoiler also once fought the Sub-Mariner.
Also, since i don't have any appearances of Sun Girl, either, i'll note that in this issue she fights King Kong...
...and meets some alien Humpty Dumptys.
By fnord12 | October 8, 2014, 10:29 AM | Comics
Reference from SuperMegaMonkey : chronocomicSince Weezi was breaking the fourth wall before even encountering She-Hulk, and seems to be more experienced about it, i wondered if she did anything like this in her own appearances. I did some poking around and the real answer seems to be no, although she did once fight the meta-villain The Spoiler. Read More: She-Hulk #4
Reference from SuperMegaMonkey : chronocomicI've now added the issue to my collection and i'm porting over the post (minus the doctored panel) and without much additional commentary. Read More: Sun Girl #3