Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday Night Fights--The Medium IS The Message Style!!

OK, this may be the oddest Friday Night Fight I've ever presented.

The New Mutants have been sucked into a dimension where media run amok controls everything.

No, not the Mojoverse. Apparently there's another craptastic dimension that exists to serve as a  "satire" of contemporary media culture. Who woulda thought?

The whole story reads like a didactic term paper from a freshman class on media theory. Indeed, the last page thanks "Ben Bagdikian, Noam Chomsky, Marshall McLuhan, Mark Hertsgaard, Walter Lippman and all the other media theorists out there!!"

The result is well-nigh the most unreadable comic book ever. But in between pounding subtle points into our head with a sledge hammer, we do get this:

Double K.O.!!

Spacebooger wishes Woody Allen would pull McLuhan onto the page to tell the creators they have no idea what they're talking about.

After their Media In The 20th Century lecture, Ann Nocenti and Bret Blevins skipped the rest of their classes to smoke cloves and pontificate loudly in the Rathskellar while creating New Mutants Summer Special #1 (1990)

Now is the time for you to go and vote for my fight! Why?? There's a lot more media theory from the issue I could use for future if you don't want that--go vote!!

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