Friday, March 18, 2011

Scribbledehobbledehoyden: The Magpie's Eye: Page 52


This is better!  At the top it says Drunken Bird.  That might be a title I was playing with.  Or it might be something somebody else had created that I meant to look into.  Your guess is as good as mine.

The card was a promo for a series of comics by Marvel, in which they dumped their superheroes into a 1930s noir universe.  The success of superhero comics is a puzzle that baffles nobody more than those who create them.  As witness the fact that some of the best superhero series (Watchmen comes to mind) are deconstructions of the whole s-hero thing.

I wrote a fictional note on the card:

Welcome to Terra Noir.  Her's your raincoat.  Here's your gat.  You are now officially a dick on a case.  Here's your bottle of gin -- you keep it in the third drawer of your desk.  Your going rate is a hundred dollars a day plus expenses.  The expenses never come to much.  Nor will your love life.  But there will always be another blonde bombshell, another gunsel, another (something) go gun down.  You'll love it.  It'll keep you out of trouble.  Now skedaddle.
Love, God

Which I kinda like.  Works best with the graphic.


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