Monday, April 21, 2008

The Many Faces of Ambush Bug

Only 14 weeks to the launch of the new Ambush Bug mini... so am I jumping the gun with this countdown? I don't know about you, but we've waited so long for the Bug to return already, 14 weeks isn't that long. The Nothing Special was in what, 1992? And it's not as if the Bug hasn't tried to ride the wave of various fads to get here...

The EC RevivalRemember when Vertigo was actually an imprint with more than one or two successful series? Remember when we were so starved for mature readers content, we gladly shelled out money for mature content from the 50s? We didn't want no code no more. Oh we were bad alright.

Turtle Rip-Offs
AB got in a little too late to cash in on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Radioactive Hamster / Nunchuck Wielding Chipmunk comics mania. Or too early to be the next Mouse Guard.

The Conan Craze
Dark Horse got the rights and even reprinted Roy Thomas' old Marvel books, but though Ambush Bug put himself through rigorous training, he never hit Conan's level. Or even Kull's. Not even Claw the Unconquered's. Or Groo's.

Going Image
No, that's right out. Don't be ridiculous.

So What's Hot Now?
Ah yes, Sinestro War. Maybe, just maybe, AB can be successful with a tight epic mini-event? Is there an EVIL Ambush Bug out there? Cuz he really needs one. What's the opposite of Ambush Bug? Full Frontal Primate? Exposed Elephant? All I can come up with is pretty rude.

But on July 23rd, we'll know, my friends. We'll know.


Bass said...

You just made my monday.

AB...Image style. Still giggling.

SallyP said...

But having to wait until July is so hard!

FoldedSoup said...

You know what just occurred to me? Seeing all those mash-ups? What would be quite possibly the greatest team-up ever?

Ambush Bug / Hitman

Wrap your brains around THAT, fanboys!

Siskoid said...

Well if he could pull off guest-starring in Lobo...

Any chance the Want List will mash it up? Sounds right down your alley.

rob! said...

just the phrase "Amber Butane" is all sorts of brilliant.

Siskoid said...

Ambush Bug is a strange animal... You think of it as a 4th-wall-breaking spoof, but there's a LOT of non sequitur humor.