May 26, 2008

Forget that song that goes, 'How bizarre how bizarre'?

Caleb at Every Day is Like Wednesday* recently posted panels from a 1975 JLA comic in which Dr. Light (the boy) attacks Batman while announcing "Remember that old song that goes, 'Keep your love-light shining'? Well this ray is a variation on that theme, I call it the Hate-Light!"

Caleb's point was to view the sequence in the retroactive light (ha, um, ha?) of Brad Meltzer's 2004 Identity Crisis storyline. But since I tend to have a forest-for-trees problem, my take-away is that more supervillains should contextualize their aggressions with song lyrics.

Some suggestions:

Joker: "Remember that song by that cute British girl that goes, 'When I see you cry, it makes me smile'? Well that's how I feel, except it's when I see you die! A ha ha!"

Dr. Doom: "Remember that song that goes, 'Stay on the scene, like a sex machine'? Well Doom is on the scene, like a death machine. Death to Reed Richards, is naturally what Doom means."

Lex Luthor: "Remember that song that goes, 'She's a super freak, a super freak'? Well that's what you are and what you always will be, Superman. A Superfreak. And I won't let an alien freak stop me from world domination."

Magneto: "Remember that song that goes, 'We come together cuz opposites attract'? Well if you take two steps forward, I will M.C. Skat-ter you to the wind with my powers of magnetism."

Galactus: "Remember that song that goes, 'One look at you and I can't disguise, I've got hungry eyes'? Well, I am the devourer of worlds."

Mr. Freeze: "Remember that song that goes, 'You're as cold as ice'? Well, EXACTLY."

Green Goblin: "Remember that song that goes, 'It's not easy being green'? Well, it's going to be a lot easier when I SQUASH you, Spider-Man!"

Christ I could go on all day. Feel free to submit your own.

*My favorite blog title, by the way, because it mashes up the only two things that I am a fangirl enough for to be embarrassed about.


Anonymous said...

Pyro: "You know that song that goes 'And if they stare,
just let them burn their eyes on you moving?' ... No? Seriously? 'Hold Your Head Up' by Argent? Dun dun dun dunnnnnnnn.... dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnn....
dun dun dun dunnnn dunn DAAAA DAAAAAA? Anyway, I'm going to set you on fire."

Anonymous said...

Annihilus: "You know that song that goes 'She's like the wind?' Well I'm like the wind, if the wind is the LIVING DEATH THAT WALKS!"

Anonymous said...

Iron Man: "You know that song that goes 'I am Iron Man?'"

Anonymous said...

Red Skull: "You remember that song 'Only the Good Die Young?' Well, Herr Captain America, only the YOU die NOW!!!"

Unknown said...

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Anonymous said...

Mr. Mind: "You remember that song 'We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off (To Have a Good Time?)' I have to admit, that song's one of my guilty pleasures."

Elwood said...

Poison Ivy: "You remember that song that goes 'Me, me, me, me, me, me'? No aloe vera will help you now, Boy Wonder."

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Madeley said...

Clayface III: Remember that old song that goes, 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'? Well, this is going to get messy.