Stupid Reasons Why Civil War Is Stupid
David Lewis, writer of Mortal Coils and the Harvey-nominated
The Lone and Level Sands, has long been a champion of comics
as a true art form, and currently teaches English at Northeastern
University, where he does indeed sneak comics into the curriculum
wherever he can. He first posted this article on his
blog, Loose Pages.
In the interest
of fair play and self-deprecation, here's a quick follow-up
to my "Marvel's Civil War
Is Dumb and Here Is Why" fanboy-like tirade. Consider
this posting the "variant edition":
now he's just a pain in the neck.
Stupid Reasons Why Marvel's Civil War Is Stupid.
Kick-started by the villainous exploits of...Nitro
-- Nitro, whose only claim to fame is being so lousy a bad
guy that he was cancerous! (see: Death of Captain Marvel.)
Neglects opportune moment to explain what a "speedball"
really is to dumbass, straight-edge Speedball.
It has not merited a Friends of Lulu fund spearheaded
by Ronée Garcia Bourgeois.
No mention whatsoever of Gettysburg.
Aunt May and MJ benched instead of suiting up in
retro Iron Man armor. (For real: It happened. And they got
into Dr. Doom's castle. So f***ing busy with Thor's hammer
-- He's slacking worse than JMS.)
about this looks vaguely familiar...
According to southern U.S. states, the first Civil
War isn't quite over yet. Ask Rogue.
Cap's on the run! Iron Man's got some clandestine plan!
Tony and Steve are fighting! It's 1988 all over again!
(Go see Batman -- Keaton's actually pretty good.)
Looks fairly pathetic in scope compared to Our
Worlds at War. Are Annihilation and "Planet
Hulk" too good to take part?
I'm a dickhead.