Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Blockade Boy

This morning on the bus ride downtown, I was reading my new INSTINCT MAGAZINE and came across a little blurb about a fun, comic book blogger named Blockade Boy who, as it says in the INSTINCT article...

"...dissects comic book fashion even more bitchily than Mr. Blackwell."

Loves it. LOVES IT!!!

The blog is by Jeremy Rizza and after a quick scan of the site, it's now one of my favorites!

I just clicked around a bit and found this section of his post from February 7, 2007 about one of my favorite Golden Age superheroes, LIBERTY BELLE.

And again, these are Blockade Boy's words, not mine... and they are brilliant...



"Nobody could rock lemon-yellow jodphurs like Liberty Belle. She was tall enough that it didn't make her ass look big. And her hair was always gorgeous. It's just a shame about her face, huh? She was often mistaken for a thoroughbred Creamello filly, which explains the time I saw a policeman mounting her in Central Park.

"You'll notice she doesn't wear a mask. Which makes zero sense, considering she doesn't wear a wig or glasses or nothing in her civilian identity. I think we can thank Roy Thomas for the mask idea. (Finally, something I can thank Thomas for.)

"Golly, but her face sure looks familiar. Where have I seen it before? That harsh, bony face, that mane of blonde hair...



"Holy shit! It's Super Ann Coulter!"

-Blockade Boy

See what I mean? Brilliant! Friggin' brilliant!

Check out Blockade Boy. I'm in love with him!!

4 comments:

Master Aaron said...

Directly I opened my Instinct this month, I began to anticipate this post! This guy is just SO RADER that...hey WAIT A MINUTE! I've never seen the two of you together! Hmmm.....

Stephen Rader said...

Master Aaron - Are you serious?!?! Am I becoming THAT predictable?!?!? Oh me, oh my... what WILL I do about that?!?!?

And as for never seeing me and Blockade Boy in the same place at the same time - - well, you never saw Barbara Gordon and Batgirl in the same place at the same time... hey... wait a minute...

Blockade Boy said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Stephen! I just added a link on my blog to your own great blog (and to "Shirtless Superheroes, too!) in appreciation.

Maybe you or one of your kick-ass readers would like to participate in the contest I'm having to design me a new costume and hair/beard style...? I'm kind of a mess right now.

Stephen Rader said...

Blockade Boy - WOOHOO!!! Thanks for the link!!!! So great to hear from you!!!

And I will definitely help out and spread the word to design your new costume / hair / beard. My friend Philip is an EXCELLENT choice for your makeover!

And mess or no, you quite the cutie, Blockade Boy!