I didn't entirely get the intended construction of the jokes in the Sunday Bizzaro (Sp??) strip yesterday . ( The strip appars to be not online , as it is a King Features Syndicate strip , who - Gasp !!! - appear to think they're in the comics business to make money , and keep their strips behind a wall . )
The joke was " variations on ' I Love New York ' "...but was the panhandler's shirt supposed to be saying " I Owe New York " ?" I Have Zero , New York " ?
The yokel , in Middle Ages garb...Was his shirt suppost'a mean " I Love York " , as in the English county that New York was indeed named after ??? ( And Prince Charles is now considered the Duke of , if I recall correctly . )
Beetle Bailey under attack again.
Dick Tracy is currently having a lot of fun at a cosplay convention.
His granddaughter asked him if he knows what a crossover is.
He could have replied, "Have you read my strip lately?"
The Spider-Man strip currently has a story involving the Mole Man, Tyrannus (from Hulk #5 (JAN63) and Kala (From the Iron Man story in Tales of Suspense #43 (JUL63).
...Yes, and it involves a (the last I looked) reformed Mole Man ~ who is given a name, " Melvin ":- ! - marrying/attempting to marry Aunt May ~ for the second time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The cleric at the wedding is in a Roman collar outfit ~ Is he meant to be Catholic? Episcopal? Lutheran? Other?
I guess they had established the Mole Man as Melvin and an earlier marriage proposal in an earlier year of this strip. I haven't been following it that long. I know I was reading it when Mephisto did his thing in the comic book. The strip actually tried to follow suit for a week, IIRC, and then wisely dumped the concept and continued telling stories having Peter married to MJ.
If that is meant to be a priestly collar it could be many options. I believe that a Catholic priest is only allowed to perform marriages in church-owned facilities, so Griffith Park (city-owned) wouldn't qualify.
Sounds like they're copying the first Roy Thomas FF storyline.
Stan Lee has used ghost co-writers and Thomas has been one of them. I don't know if he's currently working on the strip - he was a couple of years ago - but it could be him plotting.
Emerkeith Davyjack said:
...The Sunday to-day of ASM is switching gears to start a new story , with MJ and JJJ, set in Miami.
Someone else speculated " a Lizard story "? Or, Thor, with the new movie? Galactus? Robbie is still a major character in the strip. The Sunday STILL dedicates its top 1/3 to endlessly recycling the 6?? Romita tops endlessly explaining the origin, etc. Do any newspapers run it that way? Mole Man's full name was given...as Melvin Kurtzman! Hey Look!
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