Monday, March 29, 2010
PETER BAGGE'S SPIDERMAN AND LINK POST
If you click on the thumbnail and read the editorial by Peter Bagge (taken from the fanzine COMICS COMICS #2, 2006), you'll get an idea of just how Mr. Bagge feels about Spiderman (and superhero comics in general).
Once you've read that, it'll come as no surprise that this is a very mean-spirited parody of Marvel Comics (and actually published by Marvel. *SUCKERS*!!!). Despite his motivations for the story, many parts of this parody (and accompanying editorial) ring very true.
In the same way that he had been painfully honest with the BUDDY BRADLEY series from HATE, he hits upon many of the things that are actually wrong with comics. I'm assuming that it was this brutal truth which made this one-shot so unpopular amongst the more hardcore fans out there. Too many comic fans take comics, and themselves far too seriously. If that sounds like you, you might not like this little four page excerpt so much.
As a big fan of the aforementioned BUDDY DRADLEY series, I've always admired Bagge's honest and pessimistic approach to satire, and this was no exception. This is a somewhat rare book that most people have a hard time locating, but I loved it.
By Peter Bagge.
from STARTLING STORIES #1, June 2002
Peter Bagge's take on another classic character, KOOL AID MAN
(because you spend too much time looking at the same sites over and over)
HULK! THE MANGA!-untranslated
ADVENTURES OF GAWD ALMIGHTY
COMIC WEB-several stories
MILE HIGH STORYTIME
WORST COMIX EVER
THE SISTERS OF MERCY-rock-n-roll comic
WULFF & MORGENTHALLER
LET'S BE FRIENDS AGAIN
ELECTRIC RETARD- WARNING: extremely sick humor
MICKEY MOUSE (1935)
♥OTHER COMICS RELATED STUFF
REMIX THE BAYEUX TAPESTRY
BOOTLEG ACTION FIGURES
CUBECRAFTS-cut and fold papercraft dolls
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- Thomas Ott: CLEAN UP!
- The Great Rodeo Robbery
- PETER BAGGE'S SPIDERMAN AND LINK POST
- Sunday Funnies: STEVE CANYON
- DEADPOOL: Dead Man Talking
- The Incredible Team of Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk
- Lulu's Back In Town
- IT'S CAPTAIN ACTION!
- Two Tales Of Teenage Toonage
- BETTY BY NIGHT (CLARA DE NOCHE)
- Sunday Funnies: DONALD DUCK
- FIN FANG FOOM
- The Lonesome Death Of Jordy Verrill
- HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY
- Deadpool: The Continuing Story of a Quack Who's Go...
- Homer The Happy Ghost
- Sunday Funnies: HI AND LOIS
- The Olde Curiosity Shoppe
- FATMAN, THE HUMAN FLYING SAUCER
- The Astounding Adventures of Charlie Peace
- The National Lampoon
- CINDY: The Other Teenaged Redhead
- COMIX IN UNEXPECTED PLACES
- Sunday Funnies: POPEYE
- SUPERMAN IS NOT ALWAYS SO SUPER
- Lady Deadpool
- The Two Faces of Superman
- SUPERMAN 150
- DARA OF THE VIKINGS
- TEEN HULK!!
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