Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Comic book pet peeve

Does it bother anybody else when characters "sing" in comic books? One of those things that just bugs me.

6 comments:

Homesick at space camp said...

Yeah...it doesn't really work does it lol.

SallyP said...

Oh I don't know. I've always assumed that Guy has a lovely tenor.

Brad Brown said...

What particular istance of this is bugging you? I can't remember it happening too often in comics, but there are a few instances.

What about the Dazzler? I'm not sure if it was the singing or the rollerskates. Maybe the rollerskates...didn't like it when Iron Man used them either. How about perennial sidekick Rick Jones' short lived singing career? Y'know when he wasn't floating around the Negative Zone. How about Scare Tactics? Okay you probably didn't read them, but they actually recorded a song. I'll see if I can find a copy of Inhumanifesto for you some time.
I've never read one, but I'm assuming that the Kiss comics had some sort of singing. I've never seen it, but I wouldn't be surprised if there was an issue of Marvel Team Up during the 70's pairing Spider-Man with the Captain & Tennille.

I do like it when cartoon characters sing. You get all sorts of sonic greatness from the likes of the Pussy Cats, Archies, Neptunes, the Groovy Ghoulies and the Chan Clan.

-BB
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keith champagne said...

You know what? It's not so much that a character is onstage...it's having to read the lyrics that they're supposedly singing. The latest instance of this bugging me was the first issue of David Lapham's Young Liars. Alan Moore is guilty of doing this plenty of times, too.

PAT said...

why doesnt my keyboard have a "note" key?!?!?!

Lewis Lovhaug said...

I don't mind so much as long as it's lyrics from an actual song that doesn't suck. Take, for instance, the dreaded Marvel one-shot of "Nightcat." While I've never heard the CD of the singer that they were creating a superhero out of, the lyrics on the page for it were the same old dull pop crap that you could interchange without any kind of unique style to it.

But then there's the Question singing "Danny Boy" and you just have to laugh with insane glee at his singing (it helps if you imagine Jeffrey Combs' voice).