Ah, the silver medal. As Jerry Seinfeld once said, “Of all the losers, they came in first”.
The loser’s winner this year is another Superman related entry on the Bun Toon countdown…or at least a Kal-el related entry, because I’m not sure I ever saw Superman in this story.
But an alien named Kal-el? Sure…
(Spoilers for the MAN OF STEEL MOVIE coming up).
I confused people with this review, as I’m still approached by folks who think I hated the movie. I didn’t hate the movie, I actually rather liked it. I thought it was an excellent alien-first-contact movie with a race of super-powered monsters…(Kal-el being one of ’em). I can’t wait for the sequel where Batman and Wonder Woman try to beat the hell out of the alien menace flying around Earth named “Superman”. I’d be scared poopless of this xeno-disaster and I’ll be rooting for Bat-Fleck to take him down.
None of that means I didn’t like the movie. It’s just not a Superman movie.
The Bun-Toon-as-Movie-Review up top was delightfully well received by the internet. The Bun-Toon-as-Game-Piece was not.
During the San Diego Comic Convention weekend, I published a Bingo card for convention attendees to fill out. The winner won something, I don’t recall what…because no one played. So no one won.
I’m taking my game and going back home.
We had thousands of cards printed up and distributed through FedEx. It cost us tens of thousands of dollars. We had to take a second mortgage on the house, and now I greatly regret it. The prize would have bankrupted me, though. I think it was a new car, so there’s that, I suppose.
Since it’s my countdown, and we’ve already done the second best and the second worst, I’m tossing in a BONUS Bun Toon: This was a follow up to the MAN OF STEEL review a couple of weekends later. I figured since Man of Steel made mad bank, there would be imitators.
Very slight MAN OF STEEL Spoilers…
In truth, I just wanted to reprint that horrifying Lucy-pulls-the-football panel again. I love showing off that I could have drawn the Peanuts strip for the last five years and no one would have known, well except for all the blood.
My son likes that I made the dad on Family Circus say a doody-word.