Friday, July 01, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 183: J. Jonah Jameson is a real stand-up guy

Let's swing into the second half of our amazing year of the spectacular J. Jonah Jameson by teaming-up, marvelously, with the most ill-advised point-of-sales gimmick since the first issue Archie Comics Digest for Kids Who Are Wailing Uncontrollably in the Supermarket Check-Out Aisle #1. Lead us in with the chin, Peter Parker!

Panels from Spider-Man Team-Up #1 (December 1995), script by Mark Waid and Tom Peyer with special thanks to Scott Lobdell, pencils by Ken Lashley, inks by Vince Russell and Al Milgrom, colors by Tom Smith, color separations by Malibu, letters by Richard Starkings

What the--?! (to quote the title of another goofy nineties comic book series). Just who the Sam Scratch thought it was a good idea to promote the even-then-dying medium of print journalism by hacking down even more trees? This bold strike against the Lorax would never work. I mean, just who would stop and look at the cardboard cut-out of a hated public figure and maybe even have their picture taken with it?

Um. Mea bullpa.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Peter better get off that crash diet that makes him look so gaunt in the first panel. Maybe some wheatcakes?