November 24, 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

17 comments:

  1. Is this some kind of postmodern comment on how the 'good guys' in historical narratives and super'heroes' can often be re-presented as colonialists/fascists?

    Or do they think that killing the 'Indians' was actually great, and what Thanksgiving is _really_ about?

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  2. C'mon, does anyone REALLY believe the white man could have decimated the Indians without the help of superhumans? Sure, the Indians put up a good fight through dozens of story arcs, they even killed General Custer, but they foolishly believed that the men who wrote the history books wouldn't bring him back from the dead 15 issues later even more powerful than ever. They never had a chance, especially after the "Manifest Destiny" storyline, but then, the Evil Indians could never triumph over the forces of Right and White; at the time, all history had to be approved by the History Code Authority, which was very strict about such things.

    I miss those great old Golden Age stories.

    Nowadays it's all the same, superheroes fighting generic brown people in turbans, over and over, same old rehashed plots. No wonder the history industry is going down the toilet.

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  3. The real superhero was smallpox

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  4. "Quickly, every superhero grab a Chinese person and rub them on these blankets!"

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  5. I think she just mentions superheroes because she's in a comic shop.

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  6. It wouldn't be the first time for a completely racist comic book.

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  7. Captain Salamander11/24/2011 4:49 PM

    O-okay... so the Thanksgiving is really about superheroes acting out the massacre of the Indians?
    Anyways, let her rent Addams' Family Values for her kids. It's a good movie, and based on comic characters, too!

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  8. This sounds like a job for Frank Miller!

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  9. maybe she saw the history channel's version of thanksgiving where the marvel comics version of thor is a pilgrim who likes to massacre indians.

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  10. I guess the dirty savages didn't have stronger gods after all.

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  11. People, people, people. The Superheroes were not at the first Thanksgiving. It was just Scott Pilgrim.

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  12. Chris Giarrusso covered this in Mini-Marvels:
    http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/chrisg2.JPG

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  13. Maybe she wanted "1602?"

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  14. That would have been a good way to get rid of all those issues of "Secret Wars II".

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  15. 2nd on giving this concept to frank miller. ;p

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  16. He probably won't read this, and it's not a comic book anyway, but Dee Brown's Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee would work.

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  17. I remember that time Superman vaporized all those native savages with his heat vision while a bunch of people wearing buckle shoes and hats cheered.

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