Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hot devil in the city/Swingin' wild and looking pretty

ThermometerBaby, it's hot outside today. How hot is it? So hot that Tigra found another piece of clothing to take off. So hot that J. Jonah Jonah Jameson has amended his front page headline to read "Spider-Man: Arsonist or Cause of Global Warming?" So hot that Howard the Duck smells delicious. So hot that Galactus has been spotted wearing his original short sleeves and galacticapri pants. So hot that people are huddling around Ghost Rider just to cool down. So hot that The Watcher has been going commando. And I don't think any of us want to see that. As a matter of fact, we probably better check the official Marvel temperature gauge and see where today's scorcher is rated:

Marvel Temperature Gauge

Whoa, that's pretty hot at the top, but I think today's recorded big number temperatures require a new level of heat, doncha think? Let's call it

So hot that Daredevil takes off his costume and swings around Manhattan in just his mask and trunks.

DD #130
Panel from Daredevil #130 (February 1976), script by Marv Wolfman, breakdowns by Bob Brown, finishes and inks by Klaus Janson, colors by Michele Wolfman, letters by John Costanza
(Click picture to Hanes-XL-size)

AIEEEEEEEEE! Don't do that, Matt! You're not frightening the criminal scum and ruthless villains of the're just scaring everybody else.

Let's take a closer look at DD strippin' down to his BVDDs:

DD #130

AIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! There's a reason there's phone booths in 1976 Manhattan, DD, and it's not just for calling' the DJs at WNEW-FM and asking them to play your favorite reggae song.

So, let that be a lesson to you all. If you're walking down a Manhattan sidewalk on a scorching summer afternoon, and a red spandex leotard falls out of the sky onto the pavement in front of you, don't look up if you know what's good for you.

DD #130

I said, don't look up!