Monday, January 26, 2009

Mr. T and the T-Force #1


The T-Force USED to be cool, but then they added in the T-midi-chlorians and it just got stupid.



14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sadly, I own several sealed copies of this comic. My local comic shop used to have a couple of long boxes filled with $0.10 comics and I went crazy with $10.00 or so. I believe my copies will be staying sealed. Forever.

Carrie said...

That comic is just awesomely bad so thanks for the great review. I think Mr. T's appeal is that he's the badass with the heart of gold.

So are you still taking requests because I have mixed feelings about suggesting the DV8 series. While it proved that Herberto Ramos could draw serious stuff and it had the interesting concept of teenage supervillians, but was ruined with the unlikeable cast and Warren Ellis trying too hard for Preacher-like antics (with none of the good stuff). I know Ellis was trying to make cast all jerks but it hurt him in the end.

Carrie said...

That comic is just awesomely bad so thanks for the great review. I think Mr. T's appeal is that he's the badass with the heart of gold.

So are you still taking requests because I have mixed feelings about suggesting the DV8 series. While it proved that Herberto Ramos could draw serious stuff and it had the interesting concept of teenage supervillians, but was ruined with the unlikeable cast and Warren Ellis trying too hard for Preacher-like antics (with none of the good stuff). I know Ellis was trying to make cast all jerks but it hurt him in the end.

Nate Winchester said...

First, Godzilla vs Barkley, now this? Lewis I thought you were supposed to keep me away from buying these comics.

That whole comic was a strange kind of awesome...

Nate Winchester said...

I think Mr. T's appeal is that he's the badass with the heart of gold.

That and he just seems honest. An actor who doesn't act, but unlike Keanu, this guy emotes.

Just imagine Superman Returns where halfway through Mr T shows up and chews out the Man of Steel and sets him straight.

Queen Anthai said...

Quoth Nate:
Lewis I thought you were supposed to keep me away from buying these comics.

I believe Edgar Allan Poe calls that reflex "the imp of the perverse." It works like if someone points to something and screams "FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON'T LOOK OVER THERE!"

I can't tell you how many times the Angry Video Game Nerd has made me play shitty games just to see if they live up to his non-hype. (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde REALLY IS THAT BAD, and Nightmare On Elm Street kicks ass.)

Now we've got Linkara sending me straight to torrent sites to download - I MEAN THE COMIC BOOK STORE TO BUY - these things. It never fails.

Omac said...

I have two questions. Did Neal Adams actually draw this, and is there any chance in the future that you'll review Dcu Decisions.

Reepicheep-chan said...

Whoever manages Mr. T's image is a genius, and if Mr. T does it himself he is a badass AND a genius. Hence why he is awesome.

That being said, I thought crack babies were typically under weight? I mean, just because a black baby gets put in a dumpster does not make him a crack baby, why does Mr. T just jump to that conclusion? The baby was not even being super fussy like you would expect an infant with crack withdrawal to be. I think ability to sense crack in a baby must be one of his powers, because I would assume that is a normal child who is doing pretty well for being naked in a duffel bag in a dumpster. My first guess would be that the mother was some unmarried Silver Ring Thing teenager who never learned about birth control and was too embarrassed to tell her parents she was knocked up.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

Yes he did, and no current plans, but it's a possibility.

rizzo said...

That being said, I thought crack babies were typically under weight?
Actually, the whole crack baby thing was pretty much a media and law enforcement created myth:
http://www.slate.com/id/2124885/

Mr. T is so awesome...he's actually gained superpowers as he's aged. I bet by the time he's 100 he'll be ruling the planet.

Reepicheep-chan said...

"Actually, the whole crack baby thing was pretty much a media and law enforcement created myth:
http://www.slate.com/id/2124885/"

The crack-baby thing was way exaggerated, but scientists pretty much agree that smoking crack typically causes low birth weight. http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/1995/07/greider.html (which is linked to by the article you linked me to) says "Today there is something approaching scientific consensus that cocaine increases the risk of low birthweight and perhaps premature delivery."

Apparently it does not cause infant withdrawal, though, so I guess me AND Mr. T were wrong about that one.

Premier Blah said...

This is my favorite review yet. You also have a far greater Mr.T impression than I, I adore it. AND that end thing from the animated series too. Where did you find it? I want to get them all including the Mystery...of the MIND THIEVES!

Lewis Lovhaug said...

Got it off of youtube.

Jeremy Aron Patterson. said...

Nice reference about Mr. T's short-lived reality show 'I Pity the Fool' that aired on TV Land for six episodes in 2006!

Getting ready for next week's Mr. T two-parter from the British publisher APComics!

J.A.P.