Filing Cabinet of the Damned

Friday, June 09, 2006

Evil Thought of the Day

Today's evil thought:

Marvel Comics used to exploit fads like crazy. The mid-seventies craze for martial arts led to Shang-Chi and Iron Fist. The early seventies craze for blaxploitation movies led to Luke Cage, Hero for Hire. The disco fad led to Dazzler.

What would happen if they revived this approach today? What fad would they exploit?

You know as well as I do: Poker. They would create a superhero with a No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em theme. Search your feelings. You know it to be true.

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"Coming soon, BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT: The All-New, All-Exciting Jack of Hearts, Card Shark Superhero!"

Beware his arch-nemesis, the DEADLIEST MAN ALIVE OR DEAD: the Suicide King!

Or the other villains who vamp the virgins of Vegas: The Sandbagger, Ante Em, and Dead Hand!

Be there for our first five issues:
  • The Fatal Flop!
  • Death Rides on Fifth Street!
  • When Folds a Titan!
  • Kill Pot!
  • Dying to an Inside Straight!
THE CHIPS ARE DOWN!! THE ACTION IS UP!!

Face facts, frantic ones! This is the series YOU CANNOT MISS!!
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...yeah, it'd go something like that.

6 Comments:

  • "Ante Em". Heh.

    "When Folds A Titan". Double Heh.

    "The chips are down! The action is up!" GUFFAW!


    Well played, sirrah. Well played.

    By Blogger Chris, at 6:15 PM  

  • And you know Ben Grimm would be guest starring somewhere in there...

    By Blogger Canton, at 11:57 PM  

  • Like, say, Gambit?

    By Blogger Scipio, at 12:55 PM  

  • There could even be an amped-up, evil-twin, mirror-image nemesis of the hero called One-Eyed Jack!

    By Anonymous Chawunky, at 1:40 PM  

  • And he could fight "King with an Axe" but only with everyone's favourite mutant - Wolverine! A story like that could only be told with about 3 alternate covers and a director's cut.

    By Blogger joncormier, at 2:26 PM  

  • "In this issue: The Day the Deuces Went Wild!"

    By Anonymous Mike Loughlin, at 3:34 PM  

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