Friday, September 25, 2009
"It's Been Taken Care Of."
This cartoon appeared in the New Yorker soon after the news was announced that Disney had purchased Marvel. I think it's brilliant, although I have to question the artist's interpretation of what I believe is Iron Man, standing behind Wolverine's right shoulder. The Golden Avenger looks more like a Transformer in the Middle Ages. A modicum of research—a ten second search on Google—would have brought up thousands of pictures from the comics and photos from the recent worldwide hit film that could have been used as reference. It's as if the artist couldn't be bothered or was told to include Iron Man by the editor—the cartoon would have worked just as well without the character. But that's a quibble; I love the stylings of the others.
Now, about the thong that Spider-Man appears to be wearing over his suit...