Given that this is a superhero-type comic book, the time has come for a time-honored staple of the genre. No, not the 'misunderstanding leads to a hero vs hero fight', but the 'reluctant villain battle' staple. To be fair, Slapstick is barely a superhero and he only does jobs for money, but he's still reluctant. Really, he only bothers to do something after his niece and nephew start crying. Take note, evildoers, his greatest weakness is sobbing children.
The event occurs at a football game, where the fun has been interrupted by the first original villain created for this arc. Well, mostly original. The writers made it clear in interviews that they're planning on making fun of various Saturday morning cartoon archetypes in each issue. I don't know about you, but I think I know who's parodied here.
|I agree, Conan O'Brien is really funny. I still have the "Minty" song stuck in my head.|
|Slapstick's greatest strength? Dancing around like a kid on a sugar rush.|
Slapstick #2 is amazing. Reilly Brown and Fred Van Lente are doing an amazing job with the writing. If you've ever wanted to see Slapstick putting on an awful French accent to impress an A.R.M.O.R. agent or children cheering on murder, this comic is your best friend. Diego Olortegui's art and Jim Campbell's coloring add to the humor, bringing a delightful pastel sense to the violence.
Slapstick #2 is written by Reilly Brown and Fred Van Lente and drawn by Reilly Brown and Diego Olortegui. You can find it at your local comic book shop.
Zachary Krishef is an evil genius. Do not question his knowledge of Saturday Night Live trivia or Harry Potter books.