Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Bad Babysitters of the Marvel Universe

Bad babysitter: Wolverine

Uncanny X-Men #195
Cover of Uncanny X-Men #195 (July 1985), art by Bill Sienkiewicz and Dan Green


Worse babysitter: Kitty Pryde

MTU #135
MTU #135
MTU #135
MTU #135
MTU #135
Panels from Marvel Team-Up #135 (November 1983), script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Mike Esposito, colors by George Roussos, letters by Joe Rosen


Extremely inappropriate babysitters: Tarantula and Black Cat

Heroes for Hire #7
Panel from Heroes for Hire v.2 #7 (April 2007), script by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Zeb Wells, pencils by Al Rio, inks by Tom Palmer and Terry Pallot, colors by Brad Anderson, letters by Randy Gentile


Worst babysitter: Spider-Man

MTU #133
MTU #133
MTU #133
MTU #133
Panels from Marvel Team-Up #133 (September 1983), script by J. M. Dematteis, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Mike Esposito, colors by Bob Sharen, letters by Diana Albers


And, oddly enough...

Best babysitter: Doctor Doom

FF #258
FF #258
Panels from Fantastic Four #258 (September 1983), script, pencils, and inks by John Byrne, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Jim Novak


Then again, as soon as the parents are out of the house.,..
FF #258
FF #258
FF #258
FF #258
FF #258

Ah well. No babysitter is perfect. At least he doesn't rummage through your dresser drawers.


5 comments:

Eden said...

I have Marvel Team-Up #135 somewhere. It was probably not in good shape when I bought it, but in my love of Kitty Pryde, I didn't care much about that.

Isaac said...

Do you think that panel of Franklin pointing a pistol right at the reader is meant to evoke the "Elf with a Gun" thing from the Steve Gerber Defenders run? It sure looks familiar...

justJENN said...

Oddly enough I hired Doctor Doom for Saturday night. Hm.

SallyP said...

Hey, I'd hire Doom. At least you'd know that the liquor would still be in the cabinet, and assorted unsavory boyfriends hadn't been over. Of course there was the possibility of having your house destroyed simply as collateral damage, but isn't that the risk with ANY babysitter?

Michael Jones said...

The best babysitter ever is, of course. Bova who raised Pietro & Wanda.
No BS here but my word verification is "bully"!!