Apropos Comics Rejects

Posted on July 18, 2006 @ 8:49 am

Occasionally, I put together an Apropos Comic that just doesn’t make the cut. In fact, I have a folder on my desktop full of Apropos Rejects — comics that seemed like a good idea at the time, but just didn’t work out for one reason or another. What lies ahead isn’t pretty, and it certainly isn’t funny. Take Ironic Man, for instance:

You see, it’s extra ironic since none of the examples of irony cited in the lyrics are actually ironic. And it’s extra funny (theoretically) since the character’s name is Iron Man and you only need to add two letters to make it Ironic Man. Yeah, I know. Looking back, I had nothing to do with the funniest part of this comic — Tony Stark standing around in his Iron Undies.

Next up, we have Daredevil and Spidey, having some fun at the playground:

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In hindsight, I think that one turned out less “funny” and more “mean to blind people.” Thor, God of Amateur Ornithology, on the other hand…

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Yeah, I don’t know what I was going for there. I guess I thought it was funny that it looked like he was about to throw his hammer at a flock of birds. Comedy gold! I dig the font, though; it’s called “Ale & Wenches” (available for free download at Blambot, along with Creative Block — the font I use for the dialogue in most Apropos Comics).

Finally, good ol’ Bat-Botanist:

Yep, it’s true. Tomatoes are fruits. It was totally worth the time spent in Photoshop to establish that. Check out senior citizen Batman putting the hurt on Superman, though!

Apropos Rejects…what was I thinking? Original images via Marvel Masterworks and Daily Scans. The Apropos Comics archive is here (filled with much funnier strips).

Posted by Jess | Filed Under Apropos Comics |

5 comments so far...

  1. Andy July 18, 2006 10:58 am

    I especially like the Thor one, but none of these are bad.

  2. Datadog July 18, 2006 11:05 am

    There, there, Jess. The Thor one still had potential, and him throwing a hammer at a flock of birds over pooping on his Camaro is still pretty funny.

    Actually, the Daredevil one was pretty funny too. Just needs a little re-reworking to turn lemons into lemonade.

  3. Fritz July 18, 2006 7:08 pm
  4. Amy July 18, 2006 11:52 pm

    Thor made me laugh out loud! And I really like the Dark Botanist. Can’t substantiate why though.

  5. gamefiend July 19, 2006 12:30 pm

    I don’t know. I stumbled upon these and I find them all rather funny. You’re being harsh on Ironic Man…

    Don’t you think?

    (cue music…)


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