Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Black Glove


The Black Glove

--the real one, not Morrison's--

is vicious and emasculating.




16 comments:

Harvey Jerkwater said...

...Mom?

Scipio said...

LOL!

Gene Phillips said...

I was gonna say Abra Kadabra, but whatta I know.

Gene Phillips said...

OK, just kidding. Of course it's Jean Loring's good twin Iris West.

Scipio said...

Exactly right, Gene.

I think it's important that Today's Kids know that the whole "Iris loved Barry for his slow sincere simplicity" is total retcon.

Iris West was a viciously emasculating witch, who thought Barry was a total schlub and utterly hopeless without her. Really.

It was nice that hero-girlfriends were usually career women, rather than "just housewives". But other than that, girlfriends were not portrayed progressively in the Silver Age.

Jean Loring was crazy.
Carole Ferris was cold.
Lois was irresponsible.
Sue Dibny was vapid.

But Iris? Iris was just plain mean.

Anonymous said...

Jean Loring was crazy.
Carole Ferris was cold.
Lois was irresponsible.
Sue Dibny was vapid.


Clearly you aren't looking at these people through the eyes of love.

--RD

Scipio said...

LOL!

SallyP said...

Well...superhero girlfriends did have a lot to put up with, what with being kidnapped all the time, and never actually making it to the end of the date and winding up having to pay for dinner, because super guy had to run off and save the world or something.

I've always wondered if the girls all had a support group, where they'd get together and dish.

Scipio said...

The Legion of Super-Girlfriends. See, now THAT is the kind of thing they should have Morrison writing.

steve mitchell said...

The Silver Age Legion of Super-Girlfriends, you mean.

Then they could battle the Golden Age Legion of Super-Girlfriends from Robinson's Starman.

Scipio said...

Oh, lord, I remember them!

Ye gods, they wouldn't stand a CHANCE against those vicious New Frontier Silver Agers...!

Reno said...

The Legion of Super-Girlfriends? I'd like to see Chuck Dixon write that. :P

Doctor Polaris said...

All know that Carol Ferris was cold because I -- Doctor Polaris -- turned her down and she had to settle for that fool Hal Jordan.

TotalToyz said...

The Legion of Super-Girlfriends. See, now THAT is the kind of thing they should have Morrison writing.

Yeah, he could get four issues of sitting around talking out of that concept. Call it The X-Ray View.

SallyP said...

It would be wonderful.

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