left biblioblography: CLERKS MEETS MARVEL COMICS

Monday, May 08, 2006

CLERKS MEETS MARVEL COMICS

Y'all gotta check this out. Being an old Marvel man (More of a DC/Vertigo/Dark Horse guy these days), I found this especially hysterical. My favorite scene is the one where Galactcus and the Silver Surfer break dance to rap music.
What? So I'm a middle-aged man who reads graphic novels. I am most definitely NOT the Comic Book guy from the Simpsons. I got WAY too many people skills, I teach martial arts, I speak two languages, oh hell, let's just say I easily crack most of the stereotypes in half.

Anyways, for your viewing pleasure:

http://www.extremely-sharp.com/direct/communitycenter_superhero.html

Those of you who don't read comic books, well, you may find it vastly amusing as well.

For those of you who look down your nose at graphic novels, comic books, etc:

Lighten up. You'll live longer. Shouldn't look down your nose at something until you take a taste of it.

Anyways, enjoy.

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13 comments:

farmgirl said...

Ra you won thear me say a damn thing about graphic novels hell man I love manga and anime but I just never cared for the american comics but if its what your into cool man enjoy go forth be yourself fuck the critics

Krystalline Apostate said...

farmgirl:
Ra you won thear me say a damn thing about graphic novels
Well, most open-minded folks won't. I recall Harlan Ellison (who loves comics, BTW) writing an intro to 1 of Neil Gaiman's graphic novels, & he had major words of praise for Gaiman.
Gaiman won an H.P. Lovecraft award for a comic book, which sent some literary folks into such a tizzy, that they sub-committeed a bunch of new rules to keep comic books from winning such a 'prestigious' award ever again.

Which really sucks the big hairy bird, because I've read some real great, eye-popping GN's which I wish I'D written.
It IS a valid artform. So yeah: fuck the critics.

farmgirl said...

sorry I wrote that quickly was on another blog waiting for a response that shouldve been you wont hear me say a damn thing

any way its pissed me off about the pulitzer prize to there are so many mangas that on there own could easily beat out the pop culture crap being passed off as literure look at all the freaking books like kellerman and that crap

graphic novels and mangas deserve there own class comic books should have there own class to just not with G.N.'s or mangas to tell you the truth even though I never got into the american comic books if it wasnt fro them I wouldnt have started reading as early as I did

Krystalline Apostate said...

udonman:
any way its pissed me off about the pulitzer prize
Que? I'm not sure what you're alluding to.

The Intolerant One said...

Thanks for the chuckle. Although the image of some of my favourite superheroes has now been tarnished.

My fave part had to be the way DareDevil was harassing the Captain on his sexual preference's. The boy was relentless. I almost thought they were going to duke it out themselves.

udonman said...

ra it was the pulitizer that said graphic novels were no longer eligble to win

I meant to delete that part mustve missed it again oh well. Have to many things on my mind right now think Im gonna have to take a break just to figure some things out.

I have a couple of things on my plate right now between the gender issues and the fact that im in negotions on a leasing a building to open a night club and work and setting things up to go back to school if it wasnt for the down time at work I wouldnt get any blogging in at all

Tony

Krystalline Apostate said...

ITO:
Thanks for the chuckle. Although the image of some of my favourite superheroes has now been tarnished.
Glad I could lighten your day up. I aims to please.
I cracked up when Prof. X slapped him a good 1.
The bit about 'It's my day off! I'm fighting Hitler!' was hysterical.

udonman:
ra it was the pulitizer that said graphic novels were no longer eligble to win
Thanks for the info. I didn't know the pulitzer ever even considered the graphic novel as an entry. I thought it was restricted to non-fiction or journalism.

udonman said...

sorry ra I been way off that one the pulitzer decided that politacal cartoons were not availble for entry but ive been looking in to it since ive got home I shouldve sleeped but ive found out your right about there being a litery prize that doesnt allow graphic novels anymore its the Booker prize really dont know why I said the pulitizer prize how do you say it mia coupa

udonman said...

The Pulitzer PrizesAnnual awards by Columbia University. Prizes in Letters are for books published in the US - FICTION, biography, general non-fiction, history and poetry.


this is the google blurb for the pulitzer prize for some reason the web site isnt loading on my comp so couldnt get to the rules but I doubt they would take a graphic novel either

TheJollyNihilist said...

LOL, nice link.

Now, I'm even more in the mood to check out Clerks II. I only hope it's 2/3 as good as the original.

Krystalline Apostate said...

udonman:
couldnt get to the rules but I doubt they would take a graphic novel either
Well, since a GM wouldn't be filed under history, or any of the other categories, that's no surprise.
I always thought that writing awards were fairly autonomous. I wonder how much influence the pulitzers have on other awards? Interesting idea.

Krystalline Apostate said...

FTM:
Now, I'm even more in the mood to check out Clerks II.
Oh, hey, didn't know there was a sequel. Geez, need to get out more!
I never saw 'Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.' Was that any good?

TheJollyNihilist said...

I thought Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back was hilarious. I'm a very big Kevin Smith fan, as measured by the fact that I even enjoyed Jersey Girl. But, I would say J&SB is equally as funny as Mallrats and damn close to Clerks, too. It's better than Dogma, though that movie had more on its mind than just being funny, as did Chasing Amy.