I like comics, I just can't get into the whole comic culture. Crazy apocalyptic miniseries, crossover issues, complete universe reboots... all at $2.99 a pop. I'm just not interested in all that Marvel and DC stuff, man. Now, I like a good Vertigo title here and there, odd twists on the superhero genre from a strange British magician, the classics of course, and I'm always up for a real superhero. Superman, X-Men, Spidey and the rest of the Hollywood fodder I don't get all that excited about. Now Batman, that's a solid character that hasn't been screwed up yet - oh wait, never mind.
Yep, the bastards killed off Batman. Maybe. No one saw a body, so you know what that means. Writer Grant Morrison says it's a fate worse than death anyway. Eh, sorry. This is the comic version of a Sarah Palin card and I'll not be paying attention to it. I did however recently dig up this thing:
I was pleasantly surprised to find this in a box of comics when I cleaned out my car recently. There was a great used bookstore called Rowans in Marietta, but they closed up shop earlier this year. I got a box of comics for a nickel apiece at their going out of business sale and this was one of them. It's an origin story about how this big, burly, nature loving spy discovers an evil corporate plot to take over Canada and make the hockey-loving citizens slaves to their greedy plans. And he fights back by... putting on a spandex costume and protesting. Oh, and the hero's son is apparently deaf. And the hero is also a ninja. With a homeless ninja sidekick. And his brother is one of the evil dudes trying to ruin Canada. It's a very strange comic.
But anyway, what the hell does this have to do with baseball cards??? Well, nothing, actually. This comic is the avatar of one of your fellow bloggers though, Captain Canuck of Waxaholic! And since he's really bummed about the Javier Vazquez trade and the fact that the entire government of Canada has gone all Higglety-Pigglety (although he's way more depressed by the trade then with the government collapse), I thought this might cheer him up.
Cheer up Brian! Put on your costume, get your bullhorn and go yell at Frank Wren not to do anything stupid at the winter meetings!