Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Today in Comics History: Compared to other realities, our Wright Brothers totally suck


Panels from What If...? (1977 series) #14 (April 1979), plot by Gary Friedrich, script by Don Glut, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Pablo Marcos, colors by "D. R. Martin" (a pen-name for various artists), letters by Tom Orzechowski

Yep, that's from the reality where Nick Fury fought cosmic Nazis in outer space! Man, the Wright brothers were so much less impressive than Zephram Cochrane and his hog-piloted warp-drive test rocket. That'll do, pig. That'll do.

Even on DC's Earth-1, the Wrong Brothers (tee hee hee) needed help from Wonder Woman, the Sensational New Character Find of 1917!


Panels from "The Secret Hall of Fame" in Wonder Woman #69 (October 1954), script by Robert Kanigher, pencils and inks by Harry G. Peter

They keep wondering what they can do to save Wonder Woman in the New 52, and I'll tell ya, they need to once again make her a time-travelling secret agent reporting to one of Santa's Elves. That there's good comics.

1 comment:

Blam said...

"Check out Wonder Woman's bust!"
"Think clean thoughts, chum."