Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fantastic Comic of the Day #2

I know I haven't posted about comics in a long time here, but today is a special crossover occasion.

Above is the cover to The New Teen Titans #8, published in June of 1981. This superhero team is sort of like a Junior Justice League. The character we're going to take a look at today is Cyborg. I'm not going to go into his whole backstory here, but if you'd like, here's a link that will give you the scoop on this guy.

Basically, towards the beginning of this issue he's coming to terms with his physical situation over a cup of coffee.

Later, he visits an ex-girlfriend and gets a little rough with her.

Finally, he decides to go for a walk to clear his head. This is where the baseball crossover come in. Looks like Alan H. "Bud" Selig won't allow Cyborg to play for the Gotham Goliaths or the Gotham City Eagles because of performance enhancement suspicions.

Watch out, Cyborg!

Whew! Lucky for you it hit that side of your face! Is it time for revenge?

Hmmm, looks like he might chuck the ball a half-mile away and tell the kid to go get it. That, or deliver an ass-wupping the boy'll never forget.

Surprise, you're not so scary after all! And here's the reason why...

Awwww, bonding over a mutual necessity of prostheses. And who's this lovely Farrah Fawcett-looking lass?

Miss Simms, based on the first panel here, you get a D-Cup Rating. Congratulations!

Now let's play some ball! I hope Cyborg's Star Wars reference helps him get a look at those D-cuppers in a future issue.

And for the grand finale, here's the back cover of this issue:

I have to admit, the new kid on the card block put together some nice copy for their crappy set. Among their seen bulleted facts, however, I can spot a couple things not worth bragging about (Collector's Checklists, Distinctive Design) as well as one outright lie (Top Quality Photos). Still, who wouldn't love to have a 24"x36" poster of this ad hanging in their rec room?

1 comment:

--David said...

Well, you know what they say... Once you go 'borg, you never go back....