Friday, April 01, 2016

Today in Comics History: A harmless little April Fool's prank goes horribly, horribly wrong

So, what could possibly happen when Jules and Verne Brown decide to play a little gentle April Fool's Day trick on their dad, "Reverend" Jim Ignatowski "Doc" Emmett Brown, who just so happens to have invented the time machine and knows a thing or two about thinking fourth dimensionally, huh? Pretty innocent, right? What's the worst that could happen?

Panels from Back to the Future (1991 Harvey series) #4 (June 1992), story by Peyton Reed and Mark Cowen; adapted by Dwayne McDuffie; penciks, inks, colors, and letters by Nelson Dewey

Well, this is what happened. Are we all laughing now, Jules and Verne? Is it oh so funny that the fabric of time and space got pretty much destroyed, huh? Is it just a harmless prank for you to enjoy anymore? Are you not entertained?

Why don't they look? Why don't they look?!?

Panels from Age of Ultron #10 (August 2013), script by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and inks by oh, take your pick, colors by Paul Mounts and Richard Isanove, letters by Cory Petit

So, if the next time machine I stop happens to be yours...don't tell me that you were speeding a little, only breaking the law a little...only doing something a little bit wrong, save that for somebody else, brother! Because I've seen too many "little bit" follies, and they end up a little bit dead! Now I'm gonna grab me a little bit of lunch!


1 comment:

Blam said...

It's so cute that they actually believe they live in a cohesive linear reality.