Comics Ate My Brain

June 1, 2008

Sunday Soliloquy

Filed under: sunday soliloquy, x-men — Tom Bondurant @ 11:17 pm
Today, an experiment.

“I know what you’re thinking: ‘did he fire six shots or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself.

“But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: do I feel lucky?

“Well, do ya, punk?”

Let’s take that little monologue, stretch it out, and reword it for someone who doesn’t have the most powerful handgun in the world:

Now, if you’re Marvel Comics at the start of the 1980s, try to estimate how much money you’ll make from a lot more scenes like that.

[From “Wolverine: Alone!” in The Uncanny X-Men #143, May 1980. Co-plotted by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, script by Claremont, pencils by Byrne, inks by Terry Austin, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Tom Orzechowski.]

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