Bad Taste of Two Worlds

Some worlds will live, some will change, but some will most definitely die. And if the Monitors are too slow about it, Siskoid's gonna step in. He's especially sensitive to Earths of Bad Taste and those are all going. Imagine a multiverse without the Mary-Jane-Doing-the-Wash statue, without Hentai Heroes for Hire, without Bloody Mary Marvel or Kitchen Floor murders.

Here then, just before going in a ball of flame, the offending Earths doing the Death of Supergirl cover. First up, Earth-Z.Oh Earth-Z, how tedious you've become. It's not so much that all the superheroes are zombies that offends me - that's Earth-Z's whole premise - it's the apple. If it's not too late, avert your eyes. YER GONE!*

And another way NOT to do that cover, from Earth-9-11:
What offends me here is not that it's "too soon" (though I don't do jokes about the Alamo for the same reason), but that it's a reference to a comic book cover in the context of 9/11. Really they're saying "Hey geeks, remember how you felt when you saw Supergirl die? Well this is exactly like that?" YER GONE!!**

*Unfortunately, these events may happen in some unknown future when Marvel has finally driven its Zombies fad well into the pavement.
**Probably taking with it a most snarling iteration of G.I. Joe.


rob! said...

i never ever use this word, but there's something i find genuinely offensive about that Supergirl Zombie cover--the apple in the mouth, it just seems like the attitude is on the side of the zombies, like, HEH, IS SHE GONNA GET IT, EH BOYS?

the 9/11 one is just too dumb and tone-deaf for words.

De said...

I find 9/11's portrayal in most pop culture, no matter the original intent, to be pretty tasteless. Yeah, it's been six years but the horror of that day still haunts me.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you people are talking about 9/11 when Britanny Spears is going through Crisis of Infinite Crazyness

collectededitions said...

So strange ... where did those images come from?

Siskoid said...

I was doing research for Crisis/Flash of Two Worlds covers/images for this very feature and found these among others. Unfortunately didn't take any notes and now I'm as clueless as you are.

Siskoid said...

Looks like the zombie cover is from Wizard, but I don't know about the fireman.


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