Silver Surfer #33
Issue(s): Silver Surfer #33
This story guest stars the Impossible Man, who has the same effect on me as migraine headaches, so let me just briefly sum it up and then add some screenshots. The Impossible Man is being chased by an alien race called the Ergonar because he insulted their queen in some way. The Silver Surfer defends the Impossible Man from the Ergonar, and then goes home with the Ergonar to apologize to the queen. But before leaving he plays a practical joke on the Impossible Man, pretending to be an Ergonar that is going to kill him, supposedly giving the Impossible Man a taste of his own medicine.
Ok? Now the screenshots.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Just killing space til Starlin comes aboard for his classic run next issue.
Posted by: Bob | April 29, 2015 3:28 AM
Oh, I can't WAIT till you get to the IMPOSSIBLE MAN SUMMER VACATION SPECTACULARs.
Posted by: Thanos6 | April 29, 2015 3:53 AM
Credit where it's due: One panel looks like a nod to the Golden Age Red Tornado, another to the Yellow Kid, the 1890's satirical character who had the distinction of appearing in both the rival New York newspapers of Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, and was the inspiration for the term "yellow journalism", sensationalism that each publisher had been accused of.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | June 6, 2017 7:25 PM
Totally agree, if there's any value to the Impossible Man's recent appearances, it's that he referred to the history of comics. It was horrible and quickly forgotten - I don't even remember Ma Hunkel appearing in the story - but Dark Phoenix, Spider-Ham, Rocket Raccoon and the Yellow Kid, this story was clearly trying to refer to comics history.
Posted by: ChrisW | June 7, 2017 1:00 AM
That's not Red Tornado, that's Forbush Man: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Irving_Forbush_(Earth-665)
Posted by: cullen | June 7, 2017 1:54 AM
@cullen I stand corrected. Should have known they wouldn't get away with using Ma Hunkle. I do recall the name Irving Forbush used in the comics, but I'd never seen his "alter ego".
Posted by: Brian Coffey | June 7, 2017 7:59 AM
Well it should be Ma Hunkle, whom Irving Forbush was obviously modeled after. Someone should be doing something with her anyway.
I know it wouldn't exactly be a box office smash, but I can't imagine why DC doesn't reprint Sheldon Mayer's work. "Scribbly" is one of the great early comics, and "Sugar and Spike" should be in cheap collections and shoved into the faces of every 3-8 year old on Earth.
Posted by: ChrisW | June 7, 2017 9:29 PM
Big, wide gaping mouths are Ron Lim's equivalent of Gil Kane's nostrils.
Posted by: The Small Lebowski | December 27, 2017 9:02 AM
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