Mashup 14: Love and hypnosis

By taking one (and only one) panel from each of ten randomly selected comic books, I will now spin for you a tale of love, hope, and sordid physical violence!


We begin with a story as old as time, a triangle of love between a beautiful woman and two men (in this case three young students at a super-hero training academy, but love is love!).

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Alas, Annie’s affections are unrequited by the target of her affections, the mustachioed Bill (the man with the “gorgeous tush”) — or his horse, either, for that matter.

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For the third member of the love triangle, Linkvold, watching his rival spurn his love’s affections is made worse by the taunting of his friends.

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He tries to pass off his pain as so many other young men have done in the past, but no one is fooled.

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Being a kind-hearted young man, Linkvold calls Bill to admonish him for calling Annie a “hag”, but Bill reacts angrily, taking off on yet another conveyance.

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On that dread island resides The Djinn, master of mental arts and sworn enemy of the academy, who — sensing an opening in the form of Linkvold’s jealousy — strikes!

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Taking control of the callow youth’s mind, The Djinn forces a physical change as well, transforming Linkvold into a ravening beast bent on destroying both his rival and his love!

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Bill may be a dapper dandy, but his highly keen senses warn him just in the nick of time that danger is afoot!

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Forewarned or not, however, Bill is no match for the jealous rage of the light-haired Linkvold, as Annie looks on in horror!

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Tune in next week* to find out if The Djinn’s heinous plan will work, or if Bill and Annie will somehow overcome their hypnotized, powerful friend!

*Not actually continued next week.


Images in this week’s mashup are taken from the following comics, in order of appearance:

  1. “Coyote”, Vol. 1, No. 1, ©1983, Marvel Comics Group., Stephen Englehart, and Stephen Leialoha. These cats were on some serious peyote, my friends.
  2. “Bullwinkle and Rocky”, Vol. 1, No. 1, ©1987, Marvel Entertainment Group. Doing these is hard enough without Rocky and freaking Bullwinkle, believe me.
  3. “Power Pack”, Vol. 1, No. 18, ©1986, Marvel Comics Group.
  4. “Mars”, Vol. 1, No. 4, ©1984, First Comics, Inc. This issue features the dead souls of famous artists cavorting around naked with a garter-wearing spaceship crash survivor while dinosaurs eat them all. Seriously.
  5. “American Flagg!”, Vol. 1, No. 7, ©1983, First Comics Inc. and Howard Chaykin.
  6. “Bullwinkle and Rocky”, Vol. 1, No. 2, ©1988, Marvel Entertainment Group.
  7. “Coyote”, Vol. 1, No. 3, ©1983, Marvel Comics Group., Stephen Englehart, and Stephen Leialoha.
  8. “Coyote”, Vol. 1, No. 2, ©1983, Marvel Comics Group., Stephen Englehart, and Stephen Leialoha.
  9. “Marvel Age”, Vol. 1, No. 96, & copy;1991, Marvel Comics.
  10. “American Flagg!”, Vol. 1, No. 6, ©1983, First Comics Inc. and Howard Chaykin.

About Jeff Hebert

Jeff is a 44 year old city boy who has somehow found himself located in Colorado, fulfilling his lifetime dream of making a living drawing super-heroes all day.

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