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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022! (You know what that memes.)

31 Dec

December 31, 2021

Happy New Year! In what has become a truly beloved (by someone, probably) Mr. Blog’s Tepid Tradition, here is the Official Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride Flash Gordon New Year’s Meme… FROM SPACE 2022!

And what is a tradition without a lot of old stuff being recycled? Here are the previous Official Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride Flash Gordon New Year’s Memes… FROM SPACE!

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2019

And lastly, while not from Flash Gordon, here are some more cheesy robots to brighten your life. I know they brightened mine! (It has been that kind of a year, you know the kind, the kind where only robots with their butts on fire can make you smile.)

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Great Moments In Comic Book History: Darkhawk #27 (Marvel, May 1993)

16 Aug

August 16, 2021

With Marvel relaunching 90’s hero Darkhawk, I thought it was a good opportunity to revisit an issue of his first series, from 1993.

Darkhawk issue 27 is a team-up with the New Warriors, themselves a team created in the boom-era 1990’s. This is the second part of a storyline called Shattered Fates, in which Zarrko, a bald, paunchy time-traveling villain who is inexplicably dressed in the same green jumpsuit Dr. Octopus wears, has offered the heroes to go back in time and fix some wrong of their choosing in exchange for helping him in some vague plan of his to save the future.

Zarrko is a time traveler, much like Kang the Conqueror (who also wears green. Hmmm…) He is attended by his fearsome thug, Servitor. How fearsome is he? Check this out.

That slice of pizza never stood a chance.

What better way to show your power, your awesome might, to intimidate your opponents and forestall all defiance than to vaporize a slice of cold pizza that has displeased your master?

This is why Kang is the baddie of the next wave of the MCU and not Zarrko.

Darkhawk 27 was written by Danny Fingeroth, penciled by Tod Smith, inked by Chris Ivy, colored by Troy Sayers, and lettered by Bill Oakley. Pizza by Original Rays Pizza.

And as a side note, look how awed the heroes are in the last panel. I bet The Avengers would not have been one bit impressed.

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