With thanks to Chris Sims over at “Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog”, I submit this image as evidence that the hyper-silliness of the modern super-hero comic has finally come to the world of onomontoPOWia:
I’m sorry, but I have to disagree with Chris — that’s not cool, it’s just stupid. It’s the “Every panel a poster” approach of Walt Simonson’s epic all-full-panel Thor vs. the Midgard Serpent issue only waaaaaayyy too self-aware, to the point that (for me at least) my immersion in the created world crashes to a halt with me thinking “Craka-whaaaaaa–?!”.
Or maybe I’m just dressed as a grumpy old man for Halloween, shaking my fist at all these whippersnappers and shouting “Get off my comics lawn”, I dunno. But it’s an abomination, I tells ya!
Plus, I find it profoundly troubling that if the camera angle were just a little lower, we’d totally have a super-hero Hercules “upskirt” shot here. And that’s just wrong.