Saturday, October 13, 2007

Review of Something Very Perplexing, By Johnathan

So I was just reading an issue of Groo the Wanderer from 1986 and I came across this ad:

And I just don't know what to say. Except for the fact that Cap looks pretty damned jolly right there. And that it's a bit of a hoot that they were doing their casting through Groo. Although I guess that there could be worse comics in which to advertise for a 10-14 year-old female triple threat.

Wait... when has Captain America ever had anything to do with 10-14 year-old girls? do you suppose that they were trying to pull a Peter Pan with Bucky?

Where can I find the script for this thing?

Even though it never aired, it's JOHN APPROVED.


Anonymous said...

I seem to recall seeing that print ad in some other comics during that time period. It was pretty amusing.

Jeff Wetherington
The Comic Guide at Athena Guides

Johnathan said...

I'll say!

We can only hope that if Cap rises from the dead he does it with such style.

rachelle said...

Argh! Why was I born 8 years too late?!

Jim Drew said...

Hmmm. Rob Liefeld introduced a female Bucky when he took over Cap about a decade after this. (Of course, we'd already had a female Robin by then, too.)

Johnathan said...

You're a good commenter, Jim. I forget all about these posts about a day after I publish 'em, so it's nice to come back and read them again after a while.

Bucky always looked like a girl masquerading as a boy to me anyway. He was really, really young-looking, like Robin in New Frontier.