Friday, April 18, 2014

365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 108: Granny Goodness's "Bomb-Clock"

Mister Miracle has been captured by Granny Goodness and her Grotesque Goons! And they're going to attach him to the Bomb-Clock!

Panel from Mister Miracle (1971 series) #18 (February-March 1974), script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks and letters by Mike Royer

Eh, a Bomb-Clock. It's a bomb with a clock on it, I bet. Nothing to get too excited about...Mister Miracle is, of course, the world's greatest escape artist, so I'm sure he can escape from that in a mere matter of seconds and then HOTCHY MOTCHY

I see my mistake now: I wasn't paying attention to the trademark Kirby quotation marks. This is not merely a Bomb-Clock, it's a


From twelve to three to nine PM, that's MM supporting cast members Big Barda, Shilo Norman (eventually to be the second Mister Miracle) and Oberon. And that's a honkin' big bomb attached to the "Bomb Clock." Well, still...Scott Free can escape from this in the wink of an eye, thanks to the specialized circuitry inside his mask which will UH OH

Well, still: I'm betting that Miracle and Mompany Company can get out of this thing with no problem before it launches into space and explodes, so there's really no need to WHAT THE SAM SCRATCH, COMIC BOOK?

Ah. Hmm. Luckily, it's the final issue of his comic book: Mister Miracle doesn't have to fulfill that pesky task of surviving. And so we bid fond farewell to Mister Miracle, Big Barda, Shilo and Oberon, who will never be seen OH FOR PETE'S SAKE THEY'RE BACK

Wait a minute how did that even happen, comic book?

Geez, if you can't trust someone dying in a comic book, who can you trust?


SallyP said...

This is so fabulous. I love Granny Goodness, for her unabashed indecency and the fact that she's an old lady...but a MEAN old lady!

If they were to make a movie about the New Gods, I'm sure that someone twenty and 120 pounds would play her.


Yatz said...

Well, it HAS been 5 years since Watchmen came out, so I guess Malin Akerman is ready to start playing Hollywood grandma roles...
Come to think of it, her face does have a Kirbysque feel to it!

Tom said...

Bea Arthur as Granny Goodness? Damn, Bully! It's so freakin' obvious, but it was you who removed the scales from my eyes!

Blam said...

Of course, Ed Asner voiced Granny Goodness in the WB Superman animated series, as if there wasn't enough reason to love Andrea Romano & Bruce Timm.