Thursday, August 25, 2005
Character Donations 80 - 84
When you find doo-doo in your house (I live with dogs, ya see), you want to get it out immediately, but you don't want to have to touch it.
That's kind of how I feel about the Demolition Team.
Letters on their chests so they can remember who they are?
Unlikely powers and abilities keyed completely to their noms de guerre?
Dripping with hard-to-draw machinery and doodads?
Notice the matching YELLOW weaponry? Guess who they fought!
"Rosie." (Okay, that one is marginally cleverer than the other names. It's a reference to Rosie the Riveter, icon of female empowerment in the worked-starved munitions industry of WWII. It won't save her, though. Besides, Stompa, whom we've already sent over to Marvel, needs a girlfriend.)
How cute. I'm not sure even Marvel could put these guys in a redeeming context (perhaps upgraded into foes of Iron Man?). Perhaps we should ship them directly to the G.I.Joe-iverse?
"Who did this?" as I so frequently shout at home. "Len Wein? Bad writer; bad!"
Excuse me; gotta go wash my hands now ....