Tuesday, 25 May 2021

ROLLICKIN' REPOST: KID DOES COMICS...


Images copyright MARVEL COMICS

It continues to surprise me as to why some other blogs receive so many comments in response to such superficial material.  My theory is that where there's a crowd, other people want to join in and be part of the gang.  I do my more then my own fair share of superficial posts of course, but even when I publish a more serious one, the response, while usually well-considered and insightful, is meagre, quantity-wise - sometimes not even receiving a single reply.  Anyway, let's have a laugh by dusting down an old post and giving it another airing.

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Thought I'd try something new for a change, Crivs.  (Well, new for me anyway.) Most of the time, the images you see on this blog are culled from my own personal collection.  Occasionally, I'll use a temporary, borrowed image until such time as I acquire the comic for myself, and then the visual 'stand-in' gets replaced with a scan of my own copy.  For this post though, all images are lifted at random from the Internet, after I typed '1970s Marvel comics' into the Google search box.

Also, usually I tell you something about the comics themselves, with a little bit of personal reminiscing thrown in for good measure.  Now, truth be told, I have a few of the comics shown in this post, but for the purpose of this experiment, I'm going to pretend that I don't.  You see, I've noticed that on some other blogs, the site owners don't own the comics they post, nor do they seem to know anything about the contents, yet they appear to have a hardcore following of commenters who lap it all up, and leave comment after comment.

So that looks like the way to go - give the readers the chance to show everyone what they know about comics that the hosts are unaware of and the comments will just pile up, and all the hard work is done by the commenters, not the hosts.  It's a win-win situation for the site owners, because not only do they not have to spend a bean buying any comics to feature on their blogs, but their lack of knowledge of any of the titles reels the suckers readers in.

Wanna give it a try?  Then let's go.  Regarding the above cover, obviously the comic is about a nurse who works at night.  That's all you need to know and, indeed, all that I can tell you.  What's up next?


Spot the boobies of the babe on the above cover defy gravity as CAPTAIN MARVEL (I think he's the guy on the left in the red long-johns) battles The CONTROLLER.  Don't ask me who or what he controls though, as I just don't have a Scooby.  (I don't even know why it's called a Scooby.)


Here's another guy in red long-johns, seemingly getting kicked out of the church disco by some dude called COPPERHEAD.  Why a bouncer needs a costume is beyond me (unless it was a fancy-dress disco), so don't ask me for any details - I don't have any.  (Perhaps the guy in the red suit was caught smoking in the toilets.)  Wait - now I've got it.  It symbolises the Devil being thrown into a churchyard grave - brilliant!


Here's CAPTAIN AMERICA & The FALCON showing what a couple of wimps they are, running away from a motley street gang who are tripping over their own feet.  They sure don't make heroes like they used to, but don't ask me what happens inside the mag as I don't have a clue.


Is that another guy in a red suit I see before me?  Just where do they all come from?  Ol' Red could be a midget for all I know, as I'm unsure whether BLACK GOLIATH is at normal height or giant-size.  Perhaps I should be bothered by my lack of knowledge on the very subject I blog about, but hey - what do I care?!  You rubes can fill in the details for yourself.


What?!  I don't believe it!  Yet another guy in red - pyjamas this time - with a swollen leg that's reminiscent of POPEYE.  Going from the cover-copy, he's having an argument with his dad, so he was probably sent to bed early for not doing his homework or eating his greens.  (I don't know to be honest, so please don't embarrass me by asking.)


Well, thank goodness for that - there's only half a red suit this time.  The story seems to be about a guy who's going to earn himself a restraining order for stalking the stars.  No names are mentioned, but as this was the '70s, it was probably stars like BRUCE FORSYTHNORMAN WISDOMJOAN COLLINSVIOLET CARSON and the like.  Or could it have been American stars perhaps?  Don't ask me, 'cos I just don't know.  (Hey, at least I'm consistent.) 


Ah, a guy in a green suit - that makes a nice change.  However, I don't have a Scooby about what goes on inside, so you'll have to track down a copy if you want to know that - assuming that you don't already have one.  You probably do, though, as you readers seem to know far more than me about what transpires within the pages of these crazy comics.

Anyway, until next time, may your amulet never tickle.  (I don't actually know what that means, but it sounds a bit rude.  Titter!)   Oh, and by the way, if anyone would like to sponsor this site by the auspices of Patsycon, feel free.

20 comments:

Cedric James said...

I don't have any friends in the real world and if I didn't trawl blogs to find something to comment on, I'd just have to sit in my kitchen listening to the radio. Nobody liked me at school either.

Loo Minger said...

You use too many big words and force people to think. Nobody likes that so it's easier to read and comment on much more simple posts that we can just about understand.

Bony Isabullet said...

We simply don't like you. You're far too handsome, clever, witty, and talented. Why should we feed your ego (whatever ego means) by replying to your posts?

Charlie Hoarse said...

We don't need your blog, we've bought our own. We can say whatever we like on it, whenever we like, and it doesn't tax our brains too much.

Kill Dumbster said...

Yeah, you'll need to dumb down a bit before you can expect any comments from us. And you don't lift enough covers from the Internet for our liking. Having your own is just showing off.

Jammie Tart said...

It's your own fault for being too knowledgeable about what you write about. It doesn't give us a chance to show off what we know. And Bony Isabullet is right - you're far too handsome and make all us ugly dudes feel inadequate. A pox on your head.

Toni Isabelly said...

As a 40-odd year veteran of comics, I don't believe any of these comments are real. And I resent you making fun of my name by altering it slightly from my real one for a cheap laugh. I'm going to come round to your house and jump on your Lego set.

Steve does anybody said...

Ha ha! My blog is sponsored by two numpties with more money than brains. You're just jealous.

Perspex Pogo Stick said...

We all hate you because you don't think what we'd prefer you to think, which is what we think. No dissent will be tolerated.

Charlie Hoarse said...

Time for me to leave another comment, as I always leave around 20 per post on the blog I pay for - er, sponsor. I haven't really got anything interesting to say, but I love to read whatever I write and pretend that it's profound, relevant, and informative. As for you, you're just a big jobbie!

Kill Dumbster said...

I second that motion, fellow sponsor. Not content with being the handsomest man in the UK, and erudite, witty, and articulate, he actually thinks that people should comment on his blog. Ha ha! I'll never comment on his blog - er, apart from the comments I'm leaving now.

Fatty from Bash St said...

Never mind all that nonsense. What about DCT robbing me of my name of Fatty? I've had it from the '50s and it's never been a problem. It's a comic, and funny looking people have always had funny names. Change for change's sake under the guise of consideration. Fat kids will always be called Fatty in the real world, and if the don't like it, then perhaps they should stop stuffing their greedy fat faces.

McSpotty said...

Never mind what everyone else says, I think your blog is wonderful.

McSCOTTY said...

Do you really have an issue with blogs like "Steve Does.... "? I enjoy his blog and the replies given. The idea of his blog is to engage the readers and I'm sure he may know the contents of some of the comics he "reviews" but simply does not give every fact so his readers can add a comment. Actually I use screenshots of comic covers on my blog from the web but I have the actual comics (I don't have a scanner) should I not do that? …..and yes I do really like your blog - "McSpotty" indeed!

Kid said...

When I first started doing my blog, McS, it was mainly for myself, as a diary of childhood and teenage events, to create a record of them before I forgot them. However, over time, the blog developed a following, and with that comes a feeling of responsibility to provide content for readers and not to let them down by not having anything for them to read.

I used to regularly read Steve Does Comics myself, but eventually stopped visiting due to a 'samey-wamey' feeling about how each post was presented. And I'm aware that my own blog suffers from that to some, but not the same degree (I hope).

However, my mock-issue with his blog is really just to give me something amusing to write about and hopefully 'provoke' a response from readers who might be tired of the repetitive nature of some of my posts. Sometimes you just have to play devil's advocate to get a response. Yes, what a coincidence - McSpotty is obviously another of my Scottish readers.

Kid said...

Oh, and as for lifting images from the Internet, I just think the amount he uses each time isn't justified by the effort he puts into each post. And if anyone ever offered to 'sponsor' my blog, I'd politely decline. (Unless maybe I could get rich from it.)

Dave S said...

I think that the Captain America comic is about a man who is just about to keel over with severe damage to his left knee ligaments.

Kid said...

Yeah, DS, Kirby was fond of square knees with a parting, wasn't he?

Philip Crawley said...

I had a great laugh at this one!, both the post and the initial rush of "fans" falling over themselves to leave a comment. Definitely perused more than a couple of blogs that follow the MO followed on this post.

Also put me in mind of those people that leave a comment on Amazon, under the listings, along the lines of "I bought this book for my husband / nephew / father (relative of choice) and they really liked it" What the...? Just how does that provide any helpful information at all to any prospective buyer? Scooby indeed.

Kid said...

And that was it's purpose, PC - to provide a laugh. And also to remind some readers that if they're looking for a blog to comment on, then this one is as good as any and better than some. Yeah, I know what you mean about reviews. The mistake some of these people make is to review a book they bought for someone else, instead of asking the recipient to leave a review themselves.



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