Now if I can actually play as Galactus, you’ve got a sale.

§ February 25th, 2011 § Filed under reader participation, sir-links-a-lot § 6 Comments

So I asked for caption submissions for that Swamp Thing/Starfire/Robin pic, and several of you delivered some good lines. I have picked this one as the winner, emailed to me in that time-honored format of the gag motivational poster:

That’s from reader Michael (whose fine first name had no influence upon my decision), and you can visit his website, with many more funnybook-related motivational posters like the above, at Michael Paciocco’s Mind.

Thank you, Michael, and thank you to everyone else who contributed!

In other news:

  • Tim O’Neil writes smart about the passing of Dwayne McDuffie and the great value of his work.
  • Siskoid has his tribute to Doctor Who‘s Nicholas Courtney, in the form of unauthorized Dr. Who CCG game cards.
  • So that Chris Sims guy has a story in Image Comics’ Skullkickers #6 and would like you to buy it. I have read it, and it is the kind of subtle, thoughtful and heartstring-tugging work you’ve come to expect from anything with the name “Chris Sims” slapped on it. Very recommended.
  • Speaking of Sims, he and Matt interview Kevin Church in the latest War Rocket Ajax episode. BONUS: episode title comes from something mentioned during the show that I found on a message board five years ago. Good memories, those guys.
  • I’m not big on this type of fighting game, but after seeing some footage of the Galactus battles in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, I’m intrigued. Here’s an article with some details on his appearance in the game, and an embedded video showing the big guy in action (short ad at beginning of video, Galactus shows up at the 45 second mark).
  • And now, for no good reason other than that my pal Corey pointed out to me that it was up on the YouTube, here is one of my all-time favorite SNL sketches:

    It’s not so much that it’s laugh-out-loud funny as it is just damned peculiar.

6 Responses to “Now if I can actually play as Galactus, you’ve got a sale.”

  • Dave-El says:

    Phil Hartman in a scene with an emotionally distraught woman that ends with domestic violence and death? Er, yeah, really…funny…uh…stuff.

    As for the love triangle, since Dick and Kory are not a couple anymore, can we assume that the part of this triangle that does last is Swamp Thing and….Robin?!?! “I can form…a nest…for my little…Robin.” OH NO! Creepy image in my head! Creepy image in my head! OK, deep breaths! Just visualize Starfire in place of Abby on that classic Swamp Thing cover by Bissette/Totleben and everthing will be….OH NO! I’m still seeing Robin!

  • Michael says:

    Woot! Thanks for the plug!

  • Mikester says:

    I never thought of the skit that way, Dave-El…DON’T YOU RUIN THIS FOR ME!

  • MrJM says:

    @Dave-El – Well, sure… everything’s sad if you think about it.

    — MrJM

  • Dave-El says:


  • Siskoid says:

    If my eulogy is short on words, it’s because I’d just written a piece on Dwayne McDuffie. That was a hard night of writing for me to get through.

    Needless to say, we lost two great men there.