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Bun Toons is Still Here?!? YAY!

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Sigh, I can’t believe we’re still dealing with this nonsense in 2017.

If the “diversity” books weren’t selling, Marvel would stop publishing them.  If the “replace the main superhero with another character inside the suit” gag wasn’t working, Marvel would stop doing it.

If these books not selling in YOUR comic store, consider the problem isn’t the characters.  Because they’re doing very well online, where the customer doesn’t have to go into your friendly shop.

Let’s talk about Red Hulk, or Rulk to his friends.

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His identity was hidden for almost a year, and all we knew was that he wasn’t Bruce Banner.  Sales were through the roof.  If the “human” version of Red Hulk had turned out to be Hispanic or Asian, would the sales have gone down?  I hope not.  But even with a “white guy” under the red skin, the sales petered out after a while anyway.  After a last gasp membership in the Thunderbolts a couple of years ago, the Red Hulk no longer has his own title, and can only be found in the (struggling for sales) USAvengers.*

That’s how this gag works.  Marvel has been doing it for decades.

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Before Cap was a “black guy”, he the ghostly return of a dead sidekick for a couple of years.  Besides, the “Black Cap” of today is on sale next to the “Nazi Cap” so everyone has a Cap to purchase in 2017.

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Did this count as diversity?  Doc Ock was OLD when he replaced Peter Parker as Spider-Man.  ALSO:  I think his heritage is East European.  That used to be considered “ethnic”.

*edited to correct Red Hulk’s current status.


Sorry I haven’t been around to Bun Toon for a number of weeks.  I’ve been committed to drawing a new Bun Toon every weekend I’ve been home, and have continued to do that since this all began…

But…

I’ve been at a comic convention four out of the last six weeks, and the last three weeks in a row.  That makes it seem like I’ve given up on my little bunny adventures, but I absolutely have not.  I’m still drawing one every weekend I’m at home…I’m just home a little less nowadays.

I’m here for at least another couple of weeks before I head out to Los Angeles in late October, and I promise you, each and every weekend I’m in Toronto, there shall be a bunny on your computer being a smartass.

Thanks for sticking around.

Here’s the link to the last Bun Toon…lo, three weeks ago now.

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A Very Brief Moment of Silence Bun Toons! YAY!

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Out of respect for the dead, let’s give it a minute, maybe a minute and a half.

Just in case there’s someone out there not reading the current run of CIVIL WAR II: there might be some gigantic spoilers coming up in today’s Bun Toon.

So avert your eyes and turn away.  Everyone else, read about…

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I give Marvel a year or less to bring Hulk back, they might even do it before Civil War is finished.  War Machine and Black Goliath might be settling in for a few rounds of bridge, though, especially since we now have an All-New Wasp, and an All-New Female Iron Man to worry about for a while as third generation versions of founding Avengers.

Ty the Guy OUT!


It’s hardly the first time someone has killed off the Hulk.  Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno did it back in the Eighties.

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I maintain that this film is best enjoyed in VHS format, with the tracking bar malfunctioning.

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It’s as exciting as that image suggests it is.  In the gripping film, Hulk is killed by falling from a helicopter, about a hundred a thirty feet.  No need for Hawkeye.

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Of course, they kill off versions of Iron Man all the time.


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For last week’s Bun Toon, click here.

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For the Bun Toon archives of years past, click here.

Four More Panels! YAY!

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Because five panels is exhausting.

There’s fightin’ a brewin’ in the world of comics, and you can’t tell the good guys from the bad guys without a scorecard.  As always, the six foot rabbit in the room is the only one willing to help out.  So here’s…

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I’m likely to actually go and see this Civil War movie tomorrow, and I’ll let everyone know how it went when I get back, but until then, I’m fairly sure my judgement is a safe bet.

Ty the Guy OUT!


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If you’re one of the millions of fans who never read the original series the movie is based on:  It was a fight between factions of the Marvel Universe, some of whom saw the covers as half full, where others saw the covers half empty.

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It took until the Black Giant Man was killed before everyone agreed that the covers were simply half finished, and we all went back to work drawing the bottom of things again.  Of course, drawing bottoms is what launched Frank Cho’s career.

 

If you’re interested in the comic story that STARTED all the fighting between factions of the mythical world, look no further than here:

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For some reason, my Hulk v The Buddha comic strip was all over facebook last week, and I thought I’d repost it here so folks could at least know where Civil War started.  (The Buddha was an original Avenger before Ant-Man, back in the fifties, with 3-D Man and Venus, look it up).


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For the previous Bun Toon, mourning the passing of Prince, Chyna and a few others, click Death if you dare.

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For the Bun Toon archive, reaching back to the late Middle Ages, click the angry rabbit above.

 

 

Yer Not A Ten, Yer An Eight Bun Toons! YAY!

In these troubled times, it's important to have priorities...

It’s important to have priorities…

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Honestly, it’s like three different people who have all had their own television series that I’ve been in a shower with.  You’ll have to offer money to find out their names, though…

Ty the Guy OUT!

NOTE:  My brother Brad claims the memory of sharing a urinal with Colonel Sanders and swears I was not in the room at the time.  The controversy will haunt us until our dying days…

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This might be the worst thing that’s ever happened in a bathroom in a comic book…From RAMPAGING HULK #7…

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…and the following might be the best thing to happen in a bathroom…

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I’ve never read this original story, but I cannot imagine it was given good reviews…not with the way people treated the issue!

Of course, what would a toilet based Bun Toon be without a visit from…

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Dav Pilkey’s underdressed hero is ALWAYS welcome around here.

….and finally….here’s your LAST Urinal Based Bonus Moment:

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Ttechnically, the Red Skull is FICTIONAL, not FAMOUS, and that’s why he didn’t make the list.

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For last week's not-urinal-based-Bun-Toon click here (though it IS based on someone who could be described as "wee".)

For last week’s not-urinal-based-Bun-Toon  (though it IS based on someone who could be described as “wee”…) click here.

For the Bun Toon archive, click here.

For the Bun Toon archive, click here.

Niagara Falls Comic Con 2012

Been too busy for anything but drawing, writing scripts and teaching these days. Sometimes there’s a burger and a coke. But I realised that I had a couple photos from the Saturday I spent at Niagara Falls Comic Con 2012 and thought I’d do a super-quick post.

The con went really really well–we’d heard about it from Christopher Yao and Leonard Kirk who had both been guests the first year. When Dan McKinnon contacted me and asked if I’d like to be a guest for 2012, I jumped at the chance. (I got to do a panel with Dan McKinnon, a former letterer and inker for comics who now runs High Concept Media with his wife Katie. We talked about how to get in the business and be a comics creator.)

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Thanks to my work on Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures, I’m used to drawing Spidey’s web mask pattern.  That actually takes a couple of drawings before you can match the “official” pattern.  It’s like Superman’s “S”.  There’s always an “official” version.

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The “official” version of my friend Christopher Yao.  Christopher was moving copies of his wonderful creator owned title Fauntkin, about an adorable little grandson kept alive by evil technology.

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I think this is Wolverine’s daughter now, or a clone, or his clone’s daughter and the women who love them.  But the sketch went away with someone happy with it, and I was not pelted with rocks and garbage.  I think she’s named X-49 and a half or something.

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I was asked to do a drawing of Arcangel and I’d mentioned that I’d done an old X-Men video cover featuring Warren having a good scream while on his knees.  Jason said, “Yeah, draw that.”.  So I tried to recreate the image from memory.  Let me hunt down the original to compare how I did…

8Can’t find the sketch right now…but here’s the printed version of the video box cover.

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I asked Dr. Evil what he would like and he said, “ONE MILLION DOLLARS!” Instead I drew him Guy Gardner being terrorized by a bunny.

A haircut I feel partially responsible for.  I tend to blame Kevin Maguire when I see it on people at conventions, though.

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The last couple conventions I’ve been at, I’ve been eyeing the Batmobile…and the owner of this one invited Keiren and me to sit inside…  Yes–life is good!

We had a wonderful time at the convention–before the end of the day, the organiser announced that it will be two days next year, and he’s booking twice the floorspace for it. Happy to see more comics fans getting a place to gather…

After the convention was over, Dan and Katie McKinnon took Keiren and I out to dinner, and we invited Christopher Yao and his wonderful girlfriend Cate to join us…  We had a great dinner and better conversation–some fun war stories were told that night.

Ty the Guy OUT!

What If Stan Lee Bun Toons! YAY!

Excelsior, True Believers!

Not that I’m suggesting that Stan Lee was the sole creator for any of these Marvel Characters…I’m just saying…

Nuff Said.  Face Front.  Have Faith.  We are the members of the Merrie Marvel Marching Society.

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Here now, your Stan Lee Moment of the Day:

I think this is a Paul Shaffer doll with a painted-on mustache.

Little known fact:  Stan Lee is the only comic creator to have his own action figure other than Ernie Bushmiller, creator of Nancy.

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Bun Toons Countdown Part III (Blasphemy Edition)! The Glories and Failures of 2010!

Take one part blasphemy  – one part corporate owned super-hero property -and mix well.  You end up with the most popular recurring gag I did this year in Bun Toons.  Super-Heroes vs. the Gods!   Don’t blame me, I was only filling a need.  Coming Soon:  The Mighty Xtapalatakettle vs. Herbie the Fat Fury!

As of this writing, in the fight between Dr. Hawking and the Spectre, the score is Hawking 1,  Spectre 0.

Expect to see more of these preposterous team-ups as I think of religions I’m okay with making fun of.  Scientology, Wicca, Nascar, etc.   My mother won’t let me do the Wonder Woman vs. Mohammed strip I had planned, and the coward in me agrees.

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Here’s one of my favorites from 2010 toons…but it got overlooked in the ongoing media circus surrounding the Palin daughter on Dancing With the Stars.   For weeks, our blog numbers sagged as we steadfastly refused to weigh in on the Palin “voting”  issue, and the following Bun Toons went unnoticed by the interweb during those trying times.

Besides, it only offends blind people, and they never read my blog.

See you tomorrow with the Bun Toon that brought down the 2nd biggest Science Fiction franchise in history, and I’m NOT talking about Planet of the Apes (which is probably, like…sixth or something).

Ty the Guy OUT!

HERE NOW—your team-up of the gods comic book moment of zen:

Okay, sure we still gasp in awe at this.  Did you ever see the ALT cover that came out from Marvel?

I think they used clip art.  And that tag line is so defensive about the whole project, it’s like you caught Marvel drunkenly groping your sister.

By the way, did you notice that I went the entire blog entry without mentioning that the big Mad Magazine Top 20 Dumbest Things of 2010 issue is in stores NOW?  I never talked about it once.

And I never showed you this cover.