Friday, April 9, 2010

The Missing Link: Meanwhile, on the outskirts of Popularville...

I was planning on putting up this Missing Link post anytime between now and July, but then bumped it up to the front of the line when I remembered the common animal-related thread between regular commenter LissBirdsAbout Me section and the neat little description of her blog (Philosophical Inquiry and...Yes, that’s it). The final push came when I read the comments to Lissbird’s A Guide For Writing the Rebooted Martian Manhunter Part 10 and, in particular, her own comment:

You should've seen me when I tried to read an X-Men comic. That I did give up on, because even a cursory peek at Marvel's database showed that the histories of all those characters is way too complex and convoluted for me to keep straight, and there wasn't any character that I cared enough about to go through all that research.

Well, Liss, maybe you were a little hasty in giving up on mutantkind. Check out who’s mentioned last on this list. In addition, I was going to do a separate post for this link, but then I saw the character both posts have in common. So, I just had to include it. It’s funny what overlook when you’re not specifically looking for it, isn’t it? I would love to see number 6 and 9, by the way.



  1. Bwahaha. You've found out my secret identity!!

    While I have no idea when she was created, Squirrel Girl seems like she was created back when comics were fun, and/or didn't take themselves too seriously. And if she could take down Dr. Doom and Deadpool? Well, that's saying something. Maybe she can crossover into the DC universe and pal around with Ch'p. That would be AWESOME!!! Squirrel Powers: activate!! ('Course he's dead, I think...but we can work around that.)

    I would LOVE to see a (Vic Sage) Question movie. #3, normalman, sound interesting, and reminds me a lot of the "Bicycle Repairman" sketch from Monty Python, where everyone in the world is Superman except for Bicycle Repairman, and when a bicycle breaks, all the Supermen are rendered helpless. I'd watch a normalman movie, be it satire, drama, or comedy. It could go either way. Cloack & Dagger sounds rather promising, too. Squirrel Girl would make a great kid's movie. Someday I'll get around to hunting down her comics appearances and reading more X-men.

  2. I’ve always noticed that Marvel’s biggest villains (and toughest heroes) have embarrassing defeats to some questionable people. Galactus lost to Dazzler of all people. If I were a superhero, I’d throw that little bit of trivia back in his face every time he tried to snack on the Earth. “You lost to Dazzler, man! Dazzler! BWAHAHAHA!”

    On an unrelated note:
    The No More Heroes anthology now has a firm deadline. They have also waved the “No Multiple subs” rule (in a way) and supplied their CORRECT email address. There might also be a possibility of 3 of these anthos being published. Check out their blog for details (within their three/four most recent posts):

  3. Dazzler?! Galactus, devourer of worlds, was defeated by Dazzler?? Yeah, if I were her, I'd rub that in all time. I wouldn't even wait to see him face-to-face. I'd call him up on some kind of cosmic telephone and remind him of it, too.

    I had seen that they set a deadline to No More Heroes, and I'm surprised it's so far away. So of course, guess what I'm going to do? Procrastinate. When there was no deadline set I was in a mad rush to finish and now I'm like, "Eh. I have time." My story kinda went off the rails, anyway so I could use the extra time. How are you faring?

  4. I’m actually finished with my story (3100 words) and did some much needed revision and editing, but now I’m undecided on whether or not I should submit in next few days or put it away for a few days and do some more revision. I had to rewrite part of it, because I had forgotten an aspect of the prologue.

    Decisions, decisions...