Cheers meets Justice League
Superpub 33
Superpub 33
25th May 2015, 3:53 PM
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Ryan Lee Blu Ray Commentary
I’m sure I must have written this directly after watching that Age of Ultron trailer where everybody lifts the hammer. Mjolnir and the “worthiness” trick is too much fun to pass up. I’m probably a little more sadistic than Whedon, though – I like to use the toys to seperate The Zip’s poor shoulder.

I think it’s mildly amusing to think that since Zip and Thane traditionally play for opposing squads, Zip actually might fall for that bit since he might not know better. Of course…if Thane uses that hammer to put his teammates on the injury list and harass young women, exactly how worthy is he? Ahh forget it…it’s a gag strip!

I won’t spend a lot of time patting myself on the back for how clever I am, because my character name contributions are pretty horrifying. But I will say that “Thane” actually works for a Norse warrior. Never let it be said that my Master’s degree is going to waste! That Beowulf stuff the Ivory Towers taught me made it’s way into a four panel joke. (is this our first four panel gag?)

Monster Mike Blu Ray Commentary
In fact, this IS our first four panel gag. At first I was a little wary about going to four panels. I’m keeping the format at a very tight 5.5″ by 17″. If the script calls for four panels, we don’t get any more real estate, we just have to make it fit.
My work around for this one was to remove Bunny Lass from the first three panels. I think it works because they begin by looking in her direction. The reality is, the bar itself could be static for panels three and four. I also made the third panel a bit of a close up to accentuate what is happening to The Zip (he’s being yanked to the floor by the sheer weight of Thane’s hammer, by the way).
I think this gag was worth every penny I didn’t pay for Ryan’s edubuhcation. Vikings, am I right?