Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Roustabouts Return!


As I mentioned when The Roustabouts first appeared on this blog, no circus-based team is complete without the addition of Deadman.  So, here's the official initiation issue!  He's one of my absolute favorite characters and I can't believe I forgot to include him the first time around.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nightwing used to be known as Robin, Batman's sidekick. Robin used to be an orphan, formerly Dick Grayson of the Flying Graysons.

Unknown said...

How about joker meets juggernaut? Jokernaut anyone?

mindful webworker said...

Circus Freaks! :)

Here's a thought (always dangerous in my case): Have you ever used any of the characters from that Marvel-DC blendered universe, Amalgam or whatever it was? I guess you'd have to team them up with not-Marvel-or-DC characters. As I said, dangerous to let me think.

Ross said...

I try not to make a crossover out of another crossover, which rules out the Amalgam characters,

Anonymous said...

How about the Red Skull and the Mask (whose face is cranial looking).

Glenn Host said...

Deadman WAS in previous cover - he was inside one of them!

Ken said...

I would read the hell out of this book. So many of my favorites are on this team, that it's *ahem* uncanny.

Alaric Shapli said...

I love this team. Deadman's addition makes it even better. Sooner or later, they're going to have to fight the Circus of Crime.

Bob Greenwade said...

I'm with Alaric. These guys need an enemy to fight, and the Circus of Crime seems ideal.

Along a similar line, I'd love to see an update on Robo-Force's activities. Their first three appearances (#150, #202, #1450) would make a great mini-sieries and collected edition; hopefully it won't be too long before a continuation of the situation showed in https://braveandboldlost.blogspot.com/2017/05/robo-force-vs-brainiac.html#1850

Bob Greenwade said...

Oops... nonfatal typo on #1850 above.

Ross said...

I am planning on a return for The Roustabouts - and more ideas for Roboforce as well.

Anonymous said...

How about a cover with Nightcrawler and Beast Boy? At least one version of Beast Boy bears some resemblance to Nightcrawler.

Cary Comic said...

LIke I said before; the first time around, he was probably hiding out in either Kurt, Clint, or Dick.

Anonymous said...

As Marc Haines pointed out the first time he was hiding in the heading.

Simreeve said...

I think that 'Astro City' actually includes a superhero who's called 'the Roustabout'...

Anonymous said...

@Simreeve: does he look like Elvis Presley? ;-D

Simreeve said...

Anonymous said...
"@Simreeve: does he look like Elvis Presley? ;-D"

Sorry, don't know: I haven't yet seen any issue in which he appears, just saw him mentioned (I think) in 'tv tropes'...

Anonymous said...

Too bad! It would've been a nice homage to one of Elvis' more-underrated musicals. The one where he played a singing motorcycle stunt rider for Barbara Stanwyck's carnival.

Simreeve said...

I've googled for images: Nope, nothing like Elvis.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=%22Astro+City%22+Roustabout&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjk16yWl4TXAhUEVhoKHXqMA3MQ_AUICigB&biw=1280&bih=918#imgrc=aErg1I_nozOlSM:

Anonymous said...

@Simreeve: Dang! Ain't that a shame.

P.S.---RIP, Fats Domino.

Anonymous said...

Will we see them battle The Circus of Crime?

Cary Comic said...

One can only hope. I'd like to see Nightwing try to charm Princess Oython! ;-D

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