Thursday, August 02, 2007

Action Comics, featuring.... me

Special thanks to Absorbascommando Jonathan Stopek who pointed out to me that I'm on page 4 of Action Comics 853 (in the top article). Apparently, Devon and I are Metropolis police officers (see our publicity photos, at right).

Good ol' Kurt Busiek! Thanks, KB! I think I'll be blowing that panel up and putting on a tee shirt. That I wear. All the time. "That? Oh, that's just an appearance by me in Action Comics. My latest appearance, I mean... ."

Despite my having been, er, less than kind about Kurt's work on Aquaman, I am a huge fan of his take on Superman, and this month's issue is sheer genius.

Dr. Sivana's Unternet! The Return of the Kryptonite Monkey (and as sidekick to the Kryptonite Man)! The Kryptonite Man, who talks as a villain should, and says "Faugh!" I love villains who say "Faugh!".

Phineas Potter! And Jimmy Olsen's flame breath, "turtle power", and "human geiger counter". Tobias Whale? I didn't think anyone remembered Tobias Whale. And, of course, the guest appearance at the end, which is simultaneously completely unexpected yet perfectly natural.

This is Superman comics as I like them: with Superman as the voice of calm normality in a crazy world of "B" science fiction films gone wild.

Anyway, make sure to tune it to our next Big Monkey Comics Podcast, where I will do a Dramatic Reading of ... MY OWN QUOTE from the Action Comics article!

Now, that is comic book irony.

18 comments:

Brian said...

Okay, that's just freakin' cool.

See Scip? I read your blog. But I'm afraid that if you read a quote involving yourself (or your fictional alter-ego), the universe will turn inside out.

--Brian

Scipio said...

Only if he does the same thing, at the same time.

Tom said...

It's too bad the two of you don't work in Ivytown. Then Devon could work for Lady Cop!

Patrick said...

No scan of this page??

Patrick said...

I just saw the panel in question over at Seven Hells! Great job. Garling and Sanders - Metropolis PD. It's a buddy-cop comic just begging to be written.

Scipio said...

"Okay, Mr. Didio, it's like this:

imagine '24 Hour' meets 'Lethal Weapon' meets 'Psych'..."

Sherin said...

The image of you and Devon as Sean and Gus from 'Psych' just gave me the unstoppable giggles. Very cool on both the shout-out and the pairing.

David said...

Wow. I always knew we were in the presence of greatness, but I didn't know that it was greatness which shared the page with Superman himself...

Blockade Boy said...

Man, what a cool honor! Now they just need to spin your characters off into their own book. Like "Dudes of Prey" or somethin'.

Michael said...

I wonder what the 51 other versions of Scipio and Devon are like. Now that would make a great weekly comic.

Scipio said...

Some may be ape-like beings... or even women!

MaGnUs said...

That is so awesome Scipio! Congrats.

The Thing That Walks Like A Man said...

Superman as the voice of calm normality in a crazy world of "B" science fiction films gone wild. -- Our Host


TESTIFY!

acespot said...

If they were women, would they be considered straight?

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Can we look forward to a Brave and the Bold: Office Scip meets Vibe?

totaltoyz said...

In Thunderbolts #2, Mr. Busiek wrote that the Thunderbolts (whose identity had not yet been revealed as the Masters of Evil) had captured the Circus of Crime in Newark, Delaware.

The proprietor of my LCS (Captain Blue Hen's in Newark, Delaware) claimed that Mr. Busiek was inspired to choose that locale by a personal appearance he had made recently at the store. I harbored some doubt about that, at the time. After reading this, I'm not so sure.

Andrew said...

Scip, you have no idea how much I envy that first moment you saw your name(s).

acespot said...

Come on, don't I deserve a link for being the first to point your cameo out to you? I appreciate the name drop, but a link would be killer!
Jonathan