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Saturday, July 22, 2006

FACT: Blue Devil is Awesome

Prepare yourself for the single most face-rocking one-sentence plot summary in the history of comics:



In Blue Devil #25, Dan Cassidy and Jimmy Olsen team up to battle an attempt by terrorist leprechauns to destroy Ireland using the Bio-Restorative formula that created Swamp Thing.

One more time, that's:

Jimmy Olsen...

Terrorist Leprechauns...

...And the Swamp Thing.


My work here is done.

17 Comments:

Blogger jonni said...

You have no right to do this to me...

I've been up since about half six, and I've been stuck at work for about the past four hours - and then I find this and discover that my face has been rocked!

Did the next issue show the results of their all day Guinness drinking session?

7/23/2006 6:52 AM

 
Blogger Mark said...

As Ireland's number one comic blogger, I must have this comic!

7/23/2006 9:26 AM

 
Blogger Chris Sims said...

I'm pretty sure terrorist leprechauns were the result of their all-day Guinness drinking session.

7/23/2006 11:15 AM

 
Blogger Gordon said...

Does Mike Sterling know about this comic?

(I, fortunately, have a copy)

7/23/2006 12:37 PM

 
Blogger Chris Sims said...

Oddly enough, Gordon, that was my first thought on reading it, too.

I asked, and he does.

7/23/2006 1:11 PM

 
Anonymous arizonateach said...

Sacre bleu! My head, it has exploded!

7/23/2006 2:25 PM

 
Anonymous crowdedhouse said...

And DC cancelled this comic......why?

7/23/2006 3:19 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably because comics bloggers, readers of said blogs and small children seem to be the only audience that don't mind if their funnybooks are actually funny from time to time... And, let's face it, there are'nt nearly enough of us blogospheroids to make up for the legion of children who aren't buying and reading comics at all these days (American comics, at least).

That said, it's still kinda sad that there is a large contingent of adult comic book fans who apparently have no idea what the word "comic" means.

Where has the the "Bwa-ha-ha" gone, Comicsweblogosphereians? Where?

---Todd Lawrence---

7/23/2006 4:25 PM

 
Anonymous Justin Garrett Blum said...

Speaking of, why haven't we heard further from the Faerie Liberation Front? Surely the Blue Devil and crew couldn't have wrapped up their entire organization.

Actually, given the current state of comics, if they ever did make a return, it would no doubt be for some mind-bogglingly gorey purpose.

And yes, I _am_ going to take this opportunity to plug my Blue Devil website (http://bluedevil.uatu.net). But that's okay, since I read this blog all the time and this isn't gratuitous.

7/23/2006 7:47 PM

 
Blogger Chris Sims said...

"Speaking of, why haven't we heard further from the Faerie Liberation Front?"

Well where exactly do you think the Sheeda Queen's invasion in Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers came from?

7/23/2006 10:27 PM

 
Blogger Kevin said...

Hello work?
Yeah I can't come in today...
Why? Well, I'm freaking out again..
Yes I know I've already called in 'freaking out' 3 times this month but really, how else am I supposed to react to Leprechaun terrorists?
Yeah as long I don't read anything by Robert Kanigher in the next 24 hours I should be in tomorrow.

7/23/2006 11:37 PM

 
Blogger Chris said...

"That said, it's still kinda sad that there is a large contingent of adult comic book fans who apparently have no idea what the word "comic" means."

Or "adult," for that matter.

7/24/2006 1:56 PM

 
Blogger Jeff Rients said...

What's with Blue Devil's pose in that third panel? Look at his hands. I'm not familiar with this character, is one of his powers the ability to brain leprechauns with an invisible baseball bat?

7/25/2006 11:37 AM

 
Blogger Mercury Studio said...

Is it just me, or does Jimmy Olsen look about 40 in that panel?

7/25/2006 12:06 PM

 
Blogger Jeff Rients said...

Wel think of Olsen's lifestyle. He spends all of his time being transformed into various aliens and marrying gorillas. That's got to take a toll on a man.

7/25/2006 1:01 PM

 
Blogger Chris Sims said...

Jeff Rients said...
"What's with Blue Devil's pose in that third panel? Look at his hands."


He's been handcuffed by the leprechauns, naturally.

7/25/2006 8:34 PM

 
Blogger Jeff Rients said...

Ah, I had thought the yellow stuff at his wrists was part of the outfit since the ribbing effect on them went so well with the sweater.

7/26/2006 3:53 PM

 

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