Episode 85:What The?! #1

Satire is a lesson, parody is a game. - Vladimir Nabokov

I can make that into a new song. - Weird Al (probably)

It is time to get silly! And we are not going to dive into the madness alone. We are going to bring a fan with us.

No, not that kind of fan. The type of fan that actually sees us perform live at a campground and trades a mess of Hero-clix for a really cool tricycle. Of course I am talking about Jeff Polier. He is the guy who reminded us about this issue, and he gets to suffer through it with us.

What type of insane story is this? Why would we even be covering a parody? Why would anyone want to mock the comic book series they love? None of these are good questions, so we are just going to say that 2/3rds of us find this to be pretty funny, and it is always a sign that you have made it if people want to mock you. At least, that is the story I told myself while I was growing up.

Do not get us wrong, we love these kids and the comics. But we have to take the time to give them both a little ribbing once in a while. Besides, most of the people working on this issue have done work on the main book. You can tell they love these kids.

Now for those of you who do not like parody, well, that is just sad. A good parody is fun. A bad parody is cruel. I am pretty sure that I just made up that quote. Feel free to spread it around and use it in every day communication. I am hoping to one day be remembered as the creator of a useless and annoying quote.

And I guess we should mention Cloak and Dagger are mocked as well. We hope you enjoy this episodes silliness.


To view the art from this issue, check out our website: https://jeffandrickpresent.wordpress.com/2021/07/04/what-the-1-the-bower-brats-meet-clunk-and-dagnabbit/

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Eighties Action by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3703-eighties-action
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Hackbeat by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3843-hackbeat
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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