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What fourth wall?

When I first started working at a comic shop, I was assigned the grueling task of sorting several long boxes of early 90's comics. If you collect comics, then you recognize this as Organizing a Stack of Crap. In amongst the expected Crisis This, Knightfall That, and Balent Catwoman, I spotted something interesting--a run of comics with Brian Bolland covers. I'm very fond of Bolland, and I'd never heard of the character, Animal Man. That was my introduction to the obscure hero who was just trying to make ends meet.

Fast forward a few years, and I was attending the final Wizard World Dallas. The DC panel endured many, many complaints about Grant Morrison, when one of the editors mentioned a new Animal Man series. My hand shot up, and I asked whether Bolland would be doing the covers, because his work on the 90's series was so iconic. I was told there were no plans to use Bolland. A few months later, though, the comic came out. Lo and behold, it had Bolland covers! It's probably coincidence, but I'm totally taking credit for it.




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temalyen
Jan. 25th, 2010 06:51 am (UTC)
I am cursed. Cursed to always know obscure characters. Just once I want to be surprised about a character. I don't even research them, I've just _always_ heard about them for some reason.

It's funny, sometime last year I was listening to someone at Marvel talk on a podcast, and he made a joke to the effect of, "Maybe we should just use some obscure hero no one has ever heard of. Captain Hero or It, The Living Monolith or something." I'm sitting there shaking my head thinking, "Oh dear God, I know both of them." (For the record: Captain Hero "killed" Iron Fist in the 80's and was a sorta-kinda Captain Marvel wannabe in the sense it was a kid who turned into an adult superhero. Monolith is basically a sentient statue. A really big one. I think it eventually was able to alter it's size, similar to Giant Man. Fairly ridiculous concept.)

Funny comic overall, though. Breaking the 4th wall is always fun. Personally, I would have showed him being dragged out in a net or something in that last panel.
sailorangei
Jan. 25th, 2010 07:59 am (UTC)
Your favorite hero is also pretty obscure. <3
temalyen
Jan. 25th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
He had a 50 issue run of his own comic! He's not THAT obscure.

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