2 Aug 2012
Ok, so today I rip myself away from Marvel’s Digital Comics Unlimited and delve back into my comic chest (my second favorite kind of chest) and took out All-Star Superman #8 and eff my life if it wasn’t a Bizzarro issue!
I love the idea of Bizarro, but hate, hate hate reading “Bizarro talk” and eff me again if this issue of All-Star Superman doesn’t have like a thousand different Bizarros all chatting it up on their home “Bizarro-World”!
I really like Grant Morrison as a writer and story plotter. I have to admit that half the time I have no idea what the hell he’s talking about, but issues like this remind me of why I like him so much!
The story is fun and in spite of all the annoying Bizarros talking is easy to understand: Superman must get off of Bizarro World or die!
For me the best part of this issue (and honestly a lot of the comics I read) were the ads. Here’s one for Kyle XY which is a show about a dude who has no belly button. Perhaps he lost it gambling or maybe just left it in his other pants pocket. No one knows, but this is (in my imagination) what they deal with the whole show:
Kyle: Hi, I have no belly button.
Other person: Wait! You have no belly button?
Kyle: I lost it, probably. So do you want to get some ice cream or something?
Other person: Eff off lunatic, I can’t be friends with someone who has no belly button.
Kyle: Sigh, such is my life…my life without a belly button!
Even better, just a few pages away is this dude (actually it’s the same basic idea, but it’s a kid in a baseball uniform) who has a hand with a ball park frank sticking out of his stomach!!! I smell team up:
Kyle: Hi, I have no belly button
Stomach Arm Kid: I have an arm coming out of my stomach. It’s painful and is always holding a hotdog, but never lets me eat it. I’m really hungry.
Kyle: At least you have a belly button sort of.
Stomach Arm Kid: Not really, I have an arm with a hot dog where my belly button should be. Maybe we are cousins.
Stomach Arm Kid: Let’s fight crime.
Aaron am not giving All-Star Superman #8 4 Aarons because I am not enjoying it and Kyle has a belly button!