Monday, June 08, 2009

"You think I'm scared of you?"


Oh, we all know what it's like. Your ex shows up, and he needs your help, and even though all the bitterness and pain is still there, so is the sense of obligation from shared experience, so you help him out.

Then you find yourself shot to death by Kyrgystani mobsters and lying face up in a ball bin at a children's restaurant play area.

Well, that's just what happened to poor Joey, the Human Flame's original, um, "partner in crime".

Still, the old magic was there between them! They composed as their final joint endeavor this delightful haiku of defiance entitled, "You think I'm scared of you?"



"I killed the friggin'
Martian Manhunter!" "Screw you,
Mike! I'm outta here!"

Of course, this is from the first issue of the already-legendary Human Flame miniseries "Run", so you've all probably seen it already.

What haiku can you compose to celebrate the return of the Human Flame, mourn the loss of Joey, or ponder the ignominy of
finding yourself shot to death by Kyrgystani mobsters and lying face up in a ball bin at a children's restaurant play area?

6 comments:

Jake said...

Uncensored swear words.
Love interests dying off-screen.
Is it the 90's?

Harvey Jerkwater said...

The circle of life:
Bled out in a kids' ball pit.
Just like my dad did.

The Human Flame strikes!
Infernal nipples attack!
Revenge will be his!

Anonymous said...

Flouted natural law,
Buried among colored dots:
The fate of all toons.

Scipio said...

Wow. That one's deep..

billfl said...

Kyrgystani Mob;
They're not to be trifled with.
Just ask Pal Joey.

First he got J'onn J'onnz,
Now his old partner's kaput.
Flame, just stay away!

Fifty-Fifty Split.
Doom comes in fast food playground.
Dignity? He wished!

GL2814E said...

Is it just me, or does Joey look like he's fleeing like a battered spouse who's been found after hiding from his abusive partner Mike? (I'd make that into a Haiku but I'm atrocious at them.)