Saturday, October 16, 2010
2009 "Justify Your Existence: Attack of the Poor Planners"
Living Between Wednesdays is one of the great many catch-all comic blogs in the world I haven't had time to pay attention to, but having skimmed some articles, I might have to work on that. They're quite amusing ganders at comics, from today and especially the wackiness of days of yore. For instance, Johnathan (who from a quick look seems to be the primary/only remaining writer) has a column called "Justify Your Existence" in which he judges "the validity of a series of superfolks’ motivations for their actions." In his September 12th, 2009 edition, the defendants were Dr. Fate fiend Khalis and Batman baddies Master of Weapons and our own Professor Arnold Hugo. Specifically, Johnathan looks at Hugo's origin story in Detective Comics #306 in some detail, which I haven't gotten around to yet. John ultimately gives the "completely bug-nuts" Arnold the thumbs up, saying "Professor Hugo would be a perfect foil to the Cry for Justice-style, taking themselves way too seriously comics that crop up far too often nowadays." Too true, and if you choose to read further, do check out the amusing comments section as well.