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.
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.
Only if he does the same thing, at the same time.
It's too bad the two of you don't work in Ivytown. Then Devon could work for Lady Cop!
No scan of this page??
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.
"Okay, Mr. Didio, it's like this:
imagine '24 Hour' meets 'Lethal Weapon' meets 'Psych'..."
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.
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...
Man, what a cool honor! Now they just need to spin your characters off into their own book. Like "Dudes of Prey" or somethin'.
I wonder what the 51 other versions of Scipio and Devon are like. Now that would make a great weekly comic.
Some may be ape-like beings... or even women!
That is so awesome Scipio! Congrats.
Superman as the voice of calm normality in a crazy world of "B" science fiction films gone wild. -- Our Host
If they were women, would they be considered straight?
Can we look forward to a Brave and the Bold: Office Scip meets Vibe?
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.
Scip, you have no idea how much I envy that first moment you saw your name(s).
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!
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