Saturday, January 18, 2020

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 18: SOME PIG

Well, I never said 365 Days in a row.

One of the things I was doing when my head burst into flame last year (and I think we all know how painful that can be) was collecting usages of the phrase "With great power, there must come great responsibility" from those comicky books we love so much. Even though I hadn't posted any of 'em since (gulp) a year and a day ago, I've still been clipping them out them and thus reducing the value of my collection, but I've also been considering how widespread the phrase is. As you might've seen that far in 2019, it's not just restricted to Spider-Man comics. It has become a genuinely rubber-stamped TV Trope, even though I can't clip out segments from TV. Believe me, I've tried, and it's not gonna happen with these kiddie safety scissors.

A good hero learns that with great power comes great responsibility. But...did you also know this:

Panels from "Boared Again!" in Spider-Man Annual (2019 series) #1 (August 2019), script by Jason Latour, pencils and inks by David Lafuente, colors bgy Rico Renzi, letters by Joe Caramagna

So if a pig can remember it — sorta — you can remember it. And thanks for being patient!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Uncanny Return of Ten of a Kind: You Knocked My Block Off!

See also:

More Real Facts: Are you ready for the world of tomorrow?

Panel from "The Rocket Lanes of Tomorrow" in Real Fact Comics #1 (March-April 1946); script, pencils, and inks by Joe Simon and Kirby Kirby; letters by Howard Ferguson

Well, that didn't happen.