Wednesday, October 17, 2012

When The Scripter Writes A Check The Artist Can't Cover

Who are Thor and his fellow Asgardians fighting this issue?

Wow, this sounds terrifying!

Man oh man, I'm scared already!!

Dude, I am soooooo ready for this!!

I'm sold!!! Bring it on!!

All right, this is going to be so great!! 

Give us the big reveal!!!!


A big blancmange with tentacles and an eye.


Yeah, I guess that's kinda unholy and grotesque and beyond description and....

Nope, sorry. Not really that scary at all.

Gotta call caption fail on this one.

Bonus--the first caption tells us words are now superfluous, and then they proceed to give us...5 more captions. Full of words.

Different definition of superfluous, I suppose.

Len Wein's captions WAAAYYYY over-promise on what John Buscema and Tony DeZuniga could deliver in Thor #257 (1977)


Bill said...

Maybe Sporr smells reallllly bad.

Dougie said...

I'd forgotten about this one. Standard Star Trek plot by way of Beauty and the Beast: repulsive monster is really gentle, misunderstood altruist and killed by dumb humans. Oh, the humanity. And narrated by the android Recorder for added holier-than-thou effect.

Pretty pictures though. Wasn't this the first use of "Starjammer" before Claremont & Cockrum?

Anonymous said...

Sporr seems to have been recycled from Tales of Suspense #11 (reprinted in Where Monsters Dwell #2). It wasn't very scary there, either.

Mitchell Craig said...

Shit, dude.

Just give Volstagg the Spork of Valhalla and let him go at it.

Siskoid said...

He looks kind of sweet, like the aliens from the Simpsons.