comics fashion through the ages

Something Awful: Fashion SWAT: Comics SWAT

Why is it I had never stumbled on Something Awful before? Huh.

Dr. Thorpe: There are certain nerds that complain that comics aren’t taken seriously enough as an art form. In this edition of Fashion SWAT, we’re going to show you why those people are idiots.

Zack: One of our readers suggested that we apply our discerning sense of style to the outlandish costumes of various super heroes and villains. Thanks for the idea, Johnathan! This issue we’re going to “Biff!” and “Pow!” our way through more than a dozen of the most ridiculous hero costumes you have ever seen.

Of course they picked mostly comics from the 80’s and Rob Liefeld, which is kind of making it easy. When you’re done with this go read the other Fashion SWAT stuff. Or waste an day on the whole site. Its all great.

the silver surfer explained

And since I’m talking about comics today I’ll also link to Ferrett’s explanation of what the Silver Surfer is all about.

If you’re really into comics and have any awareness of people’s social reactions at all, your skin begins to crawl when you consider explaining the Silver Surfer to non-comics fans.
‘Well, he’s…’ you stammer, after trying to change the subject. ‘He’s a big silver guy who surfs through the cosmos on a galactic surfboard, solving cosmic crimes. It’s kind of like Murder, She Wrote, except Angela Lansbury looks more like Jill Masterson’s final appearance in Goldfinger, and, um, she surfs. Through space. And fights Drax the Destroyer. Stop looking at me like that.’