Saturday, December 15, 2018

Air Wave and Dazzler



Even as a kid, I thought that skates were kind of a silly addition to a superhero costume.  They just seemed impractical - sure you could get around quickly, but then they were stuck on your feet.  A skateboard would make more sense, you can always jump off of that if necessary.  Better yet, get Tony Stark to make you some of those cool retractable skates that he has.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Didn't Rocket Racer and Night Thrasher have skateboards?

Mike Shirley said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Didn't Rocket Racer and Night Thrasher have skateboards?

Yes, and the late Dwayne McDuffie once pitched a book teaming them up to point out the absurdity of it.
https://www.cbr.com/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-138/

Tony Isabella said...

"That's how they roll!" I wish I'd written that.

Alaric Shapli said...

Could throw in Iron Man, too- he used to use built-in skates sometimes...

Bob Greenwade said...

I'm with you on those skates, Ross. Real, regular roller skates tend to be kind of heavy and awkward for getting around short distances, on stairs, etc. One could always make them from more modern, lightweight materials, but still, a good way to get the wheels out of the way of one's soles would be helpful.

Still, ditch the skates and make a few other updates, and I think Dazzler would be awesome in live action, perhaps on the new Disney Plus streaming service.

@Tony: I did do that same pun a couple of weeks ago, on my personal Facebook page, but of course Ross couldn't have known that. I'm not sure which application is funnier, this or going downhill in a tractor tire.

Anonymous said...

surfs up with silver surfer batman 66 on surfboard pikachu on surfboard

Ross said...

That's high praise, Tony, thanks!

Alaric Shapli said...

...And I wrote my comment without reading the text first. I see you already mentioned Iron Man's skates. Oh, well...

Cary Comic said...

@Alaric & Mike: Not as absurd as the roller-blades of that treasonous ex-SHIELD agent called...The Blue Racer!*

*He really should have been among the more permanent fatalities at the Ohio branch of The Bar With No Name.

Anonymous said...

@Cary: If you're referring to the BLUE STREAK, I totally agree. The Blue Racer, however, was an anthropomorphic snake (and a Saturday morning cartoon character, at that) from Depatie-Freleng.

Cary Comic said...

Ooops! My bad. :-|

ELS said...

When Kitty Pryde's costume had roller skates (aka, "The Abomination"), it was probably pretty easy for her to doff those as well. But then again... NO ONE wants to remember that costume!

Cavillier1970 said...

another great one here- I've been saving a number of the covers of the stories I'd love to take a shot and write. So far I've about 200-300 at least. Besides this one, the biggest ones I'd love to work on or at least I've ideas for. For ex the Roustabouts and how they formed. The Squadron Supreme vs the CSA, Wildcat vs the X-Men, the GA /Hawkeye X-overs, Hawkman/ Falcon x-overs, Red Tornado/Vision X-overs, the JSA vs Galactus, the JLA & the Squadron Supreme, The Titans vs Galactus, just to name a few. If interested in hearing more let me know- Chris

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

That Wilkins Boy VS Old Man Logan.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

I can just see it now: Kitty Pryde-Blonsky Bride of The Abomination.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

Thou must learn to survive on thy skates.

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

Go-Go Gadget Roller-Copter!

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

Brain (Inspector Gadget) teaming Up with Brain (Pinky & The Brain) and Brain (International Rescue/Thunderbirds Are Go)

Isaac said...

So did the Golden Age Robotman

Anonymous said...

@Brother Barnes: Three brains are better than one.

Anonymous said...

P.S. @ Ross: roller skates are still cooler than figure skates that operate on the Trickster principle. *Koff-Golden Glider-Koff!*

Simreeve said...

Alaric Shapli said...
"Could throw in Iron Man, too- he used to use built-in skates sometimes..."

Yep. 'transistor-powered' [sic] ones, no less...

^_^

jackel said...

...they could be called "The Brain Trust"....

jackel said...

...and don't forget from Hillman's "Clue Comic" the hero on compressed-air powered wheel that were attached at the ankles, the one and only ZIPPO....

Anonymous said...

@Brother Kellymatthew Barnes: Inspector Gadget and Go-Go Gophers!

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