Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Mary, Mary, Why You Bugging?

Okay Countdown, what the hell kind of world are you living in where sweet and innocent Mary Marvel knows what a furry is?

The mind boggles. Suddenly I'm all suspicous of Mary's brother Billy 'Captain Marvel' Batson's relationship with his talking tiger pal Talky Tawny.

Then I remembered that Mary herself had a fuzzy animal sidekick too - Hoppy the Marvel Bunny.

Oh God No! Not Hoppy! Say it isn't so! Damn you DC, why do you insist on corrupting our cherished childhood memories over and over!

Wait! Wait! Calm down. Get it together. Mary probably just saw it on that one episode of CSI. Yeah, sure, that makes sense. That's gotta be it.


Thank you denial old friend, I feel so much better now.

(This deep psychological scar was caused by Countdown To Infinite Crisis #12. Elsewhere in this book our delicate sensibilities were offended by Jimmy Olsen's tawdry sexual encounter with an alien bug chick (not to mention the sight of him sauntering about in nothing but a towel). Then we were profoundly distubed by Piper having a heart to heart with the severed hand of his dead buddy the Trickster.)

Friday, 10 June 2011

Who Is Donna Troy?

With continuity almost as messed up as Hawkman, it's a question that has plagued DC writers since time immemorial.

Luckily Donna herself is here to clear the whole thing up:

Thanks Donna we appreciate you clearing that up, but stealing your tough-guy talk from Vinnie Jones?

Really Donna? Vinnie Jones? What were you thinking?

(This bit of continuity-nerd snubbing come to you from the glorious mess that is Countdown To Final Crisis #15. This issue also features Kyle 'Green Lantern' Rayner explaining to Ray 'the Atom' Palmer about the evil machinations of Bob the Monitor...I'm not kidding...Bob.The.Monitor)