Sunday, October 05, 2008

Comments of the Week

Three comment threads to pay attention to this week:

Doug M, in the comments to Jason's post on Uncanny X-Men 169, pointed out that CYCLOPS IS GALACTUS'S FATHER IN LAW. His point was that Maddy Prior was a bad character idea and led to all these continuity problems, but I cannot help but like this kind of insanity. It is why I read comic books.

Check out Troy Wilson's Be A Book Hero campaign, which he let people know about in the free form comments. (Be a Book Hero has also been added to the blog roll).

And check out the comments to Jason's review of God Loves, Man Kills: a surprising amount of the 38 comment thread consists of a debate between Neil Shyminsky and Plok on the quality of the Beatles' All You Need In Love, and a meta-debate about debates of this kind. You will forgive them for the unfortunate habit of referring to the song as AYNIL; from now on it we can all agree to shorten it to "All You Need."

5 comments:

plok said...

Right, "All You Need", that will drive me significantly less crazy, to type that. Good point!

Kyle said...

Which of those people is Galactus, now? I didn't see him listed as such, but I can probably be forgiven for skimming.

SPOILER

Unless we're counting Franklin's Earth X form?

Troy Wilson said...

Thanks, Geoff!

Geoff Klock said...

Kyle: I think somehow it is that hyperstorm franklin richards character. My marvel continuity is not great.

Anonymous said...

Neither is mine, and the Galactus thing was something I read a while back and half-remember. But note that the family tree I linked to is 10 years old, and things have only become more complicated since then.

Where the line is between "wacky fun / kinda cool" and "oh come on / ridiculous! / too much" is a very slippery and subjective. But the Summers family tree now seems to be something like Power Girl's breasts: later creators are adding and stretching, just to see what they can get away with.


Doug M.