Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vs. Current Events #3: The Plastic Wars

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.


johnny_justice said...

Great Job on this vs. series. I can't wait to see if you tackle the Prez's visit to OC!

egieling said...

I think he needs to tackle the Prez's Propensity for media attention. But do we get to suspend him from his post for 2 weeks while the school er... American public decides if he is too much of a media whore? The Late night show! The Espn Bracket! Althouhg I am doing better then the Prez in my brackett HAHAHAHA... Guess he's not the chosen one in choosing winners!