Monday, June 13, 2005

Best. Cover. Ever.



My thanks and praise to reader Dave Carter of Yet Another Comics Blog for pointing out Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #141, which has the best "non-monkey comic book cover ever."

I don't think this needs any further explanation. I mean, it's frickin' Don Rickles! Plus the greatest climax ever seen in comics! Say no more!

Hey, I said "frickin'" instead of using the F-bomb! Ric Flair, can I get a "wooo?"

I frickin' rule!!! No swearing for me! No Profanity Week is off to a great start!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wooo! Phug yeah!

Dave said...

Is that Don Rickles or Dwight Eisenhower?

Shon Richards said...

My favorite bit is the top where it says "Kirby says: don't ask, just buy!"

I've had that feeling from a lot of DC comics lately. It's nice to see there was a time when they admitted to "It's crap, but check it out!"

David Campbell said...

You know, Don Rickles aka "The Merchant of Venom" would have made an awesome president. "Oh my God, Stalin - look at you! Was anybody else hurt in the accident? Who dressed you, Stevie Wonder? Hey, Stalin, don't look now but something died on your head!"

Marc said...

The sight of Don Rickles rushing towards "the greatest climax ever seen" may not be profane, but it sure as hell is obscene.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the words "climax" and "Don Rickles" should be used together. Ever.

Mark Hale said...

Don Rickles and Ric Flair. The day is looking up.

SW said...

Was Rickles really that hep with the kids back then? Did the following story really take place?

~~~flashback~~~flashback~~~

You're looking through the rack at the drug store, you're picking out your westerns, you're picking out your Gold Key Woody woodpecker, and then....

...you see it, peeking out over the top of a Charleton Blue Beetle..

.. it's Don Frickin' Rickles!!!! All other funny books hit the floor. You nearly wet your bell bottoms and you can't pony up your quarter fast enough!

I mean, my God, the man was a riot on the Carson show, and you just can't believe he's in an issue of Superman!

Now if only we could get that Soupy Sales / Aquaman team-up we've been beggin for....


~~~end of flashback~~~

No wonder my folks were stoned in the sixties.

Dan Coyle said...

Yeah, but comics got their revenge when Mark Evanier made a Rickles lookalike comedian a murderer in Crossfire...

Anonymous said...

It certainly has me rushing to a climax!

Stak said...

Eisenhower was my first thought until I read the entry and took a second look.

The League said...

They recently reprinted these issues. They're utterly confusing, especially as Rickles barely makes an appearance. However, a Don Rickles doppleganger fills the issue. According to the intro in the collection, Rickles wanted little to do with the tie-in. Thus, the "hilarious" dialogue by Don Rickles and his doppleganger was written, presumably, by Kirby.

Yet this comic STILL makes more sense than when William "The Refrigerator" Perry joined GI Joe.

Matt Brady said...

Hey, don't knock it. Jack Kirby rocks! Yes, this comic didn't make much sense, but Kirby was busy throwing crazy concepts on the page, and it's so cool nobody should care. And I think this comic contained the first appearance of Apokolips (Darkseid made his first appearance an issue or so earlier). Go Kirby! Don't ask, just buy it!

Harvey Jerkwater said...

You folks should see the 1992 movie Innocent Blood for the full Rickles experience.

Three simple words. Just three simple words will prove that the movie is worth seeing:

"Don Rickles: Vampire."

The League said...

Far be it from me to knock Kirby. I did buy those Jimmy Olsen trades, after all. Who else could have told a story which tied Don Rickles into cosmic danger while being almost entirely un-selfconscious.

jason @ RIOT said...

jeez...i posted that cover MONTHS ago and didn't get 15 comments on it.

*runs out of room crying*

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