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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Comic Books, Comic Books

(sung to the tune of a TV theme song no true Silver Age comics geek should need me to further explicate)

Comic books, comic books
trashy four color comic books
Is that Daredevil story good?
Dude, it's pencilled by Wally Wood
You know it's a great comic book

Comic books, comic books
Marvel or DC comic books
If you read Harvey, you're a twat
We sneer at you and your Li'l Dot
Hey chump -- read some real comic books

Off the spinner rack
for a few paltry dimes
you could read about
some guy made out of slime!

Comic books, comic books
your vast collection of comic books
you won't keep it, there's no doubt
your mom will at some point throw it out
it's true -- all mothers hate comic books


At 10:05 AM , Blogger SuperFiancee said...

Heh...I don't remember the whole tune. I'm not worthy!!!!!

And, believe me, if "all moms" threw out comic books, I'd have to take several days off of work to fulfill my destiny.

At 2:30 PM , Blogger Tony Collett said...

Hey screw you, Harveys were my gateway drug ^_^.

At 3:18 PM , Blogger Highlander said...


You're not MY mom, though. But you could, and at some point almost certainly will, throw out all the GIRLS' comics. Its inevitable. ;)


Yeah, there was always a mook like you around, wanting to trade RICHIE RICH and SPOOKY comics for a hit of X-MEN or BATMAN. We always sent the poor kid packing.

My 'gateway' was DC; it led to mainlining with Marvel stuff.

At 6:29 PM , Blogger Tony Collett said...

I didn't say I still read them, I just said I started with them. And I didn't trade with you mopes, I kept 'em all and read 'em all. If you wanna say Marvel and DC were better than Harvey, no argument here, but because I like pizza doesn't mean I eat it all the time.

At 7:24 PM , Blogger Carmichael said...

i don't know the tune at all! help!

i liked archie and jughead and betty and veronica! also, weren't there nancy drew and hardy boys' ones, too?

sorry, i guess i'm not worthy either!

At 5:28 PM , Blogger Opus P. Penguin said...

Oh, I'm a total geek girl. Not only do I know the theme but I know all the lyrics and even taught them to my nephews when we were taking a long car trip together.


And my mom wouldn't DARE throw out our comic books...or our baseball cards...but I was so PISSED; my Vida Blue and Tom Seaver rookie cards got trashed in a flood.

And I was into Archie and Betty and Veronica too. And R. Crumb. So I guess I wasn't a total geek.

At 6:22 PM , Blogger AaA said...

Nice parody. You write it?

Think back to the first Toby McGuire movie, and the Tom-Petty-wannabe in the subway strumming his guitar for change. That song he was crooning was a perfect subway-strummer adaptation of the 60s or 70s animated (Hanna Barberra?) Spiderman theme song. Watch out! Here Comes the Spiderman!!

Spider-man, Spider-man
Does whatever a spider can
Spins a web, any size
Catches thieves, just like flies
Look out! Here comes the Spider-man!

Is he strong? Listen, Bud!
He's got radioactive blood.
Can he swing from a thread?
Take a look overhead.
Hey there, there goes the Spider-man!

In the chill of night,
At the scene of the crime
Like a streak of light
He arrives just in time

Spider-man, Spider-man
Friendly neighborhood Spider-man
Wealth and fame, he's ignored
Action is his reward

To him, life is a great big bang-up
Wherever there's a hang-up
You'll find the Spider-man!



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