Widow Miss Muffet, Part 12

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More about “Widow” artist Dick Giordano:

“The First week I was there (DC Comics) I went to Dick’s office, one of the messiest, most comforting places I’ve ever had the pleasure to spend time in, to ask him for guidance. I explained I had been given no specific set of responsibilities…I asked him what my job was exactly. He just sat back, gave me one of those wonderful Dick smiles and just said: ‘You’ll figure it out.’

“And, of course, he was right. With his wind at my back and all the support I could have ever asked for, I got to do everything: learn, create, innovate, play, change.

“Few people know how to lead creative people to do their best work…Thank you, sir, for being the best boss and teacher I ever had.”

–Richard Bruning, VP-Creative Director, DC Comics, January 2003
from Michael Eury’s Dick Giordano: Changing Comics, One Day at a Time

Art by Giordano. ©2010 DC Comics


“When Dick left DC the second time, I told friends the company was losing its heart. That’s not to say no one who remained there or came…after Dick…acted on their generous impulses or…strove to be fair to…freelancers. But that kind of behavior never again seemed to me to be a core value of the company.

“He was a good guy because he was a good guy. He wasn’t a good guy because it was a smart way to do business, although it surely was…He wasn’t a good guy because the company mandated that persona. He loved comics and he loved comics people. He was a good guy…”

–Tony Isabella from Tony’s Online Tips, March 29, 2010

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↓ Transcript
PANEL 1, SCENE: Mitzi and Al kiss as a minister marries them.

CAPTION: "Three miles down the road, I became Mrs. Albert Pillbody III...the world’s richest teenage widow-to-be!"

MINISTER: You may kiss the bride!

PANEL 2, SCENE: Cut to Al and Mitzi on their honeymoon. Mitzi is desperately trying to crawl away as Al drags her back towards the bed.

CAPTION: “Alas! Al survived our honeymoon...easily!

AL: Stop kidding! Come back to bed! I'm just getting warmed up!

MITZI: Haven't you heard? Eight is enough!

2 Comments

  1. Granted, the continuity has been intentionally morbid, but this last panel seems to now have crossed directly into the world of Domestic Violence and Marital Rape.

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  2. Luis, I admit that the scene–isolated here as a web comic episode rather than as one panel in a comic book story (it’s original format)–does stand out a little uncomfortably. On the other hand, there’s almost nothing in this story that I’d condone in real life. It’s farce and as such is deliberately outrageous.

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