Last week, Michael Jackson announced his "final return" to the stage, presumably an attempt to raise the money he needs to buy back his estate, currently slated for auction, which includes life-sized statues of Superman, Batman, and Spider-man. In unrelated toy news, on Monday, Barbie celebrated her 50th birthday. So, I couldn't resist the opportunity to pit these two plastic icons against each other in a comic. The parallels are vivid, and it seems overdue.
FACT! Last year, Mattel released "Space Barbie." FACT! Michael Jackson invented the Moonwalk. Need I say more?
I reformatted this "Vs. Current Events" to exclude a title at the top, because I didn't want to give away my plastic punchline. Also, I've been drawing these strips on comic book backing boards, so when I scan them, the light reflects off of their shiny surface, which is why the shading isn't always solid. I kind of like the effect. I imagine that both Barbie and Jacko would reflect the light in real life, anyway.