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Sep 07

Speed, Strength, Invunerability, and A Good Subject For Pop Songs

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At Poptimism on Saturday I bumped into Vic Fluro of this manor. Now when I bump into him, and he is not desperately trying to wangle a set on the decks, the talk invariably turns to comics. Though we both agreed that they are a pretty dull thing to talk about at the moment (the big two US companies are duking it out with endless themed and event comics of varying but low-ish quality). Trying to work out whether World War Hulk or Amazons Attack were better, it struck me (being in a club) that these levels of objectivity would not work. Instead there must be a better way to finally settle the difference.

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(Image from Apropos Of Something comics section).
The answer was staring us in the face. Pop music. Which company had the best songs about its characters, or to be more objective which had THE MOST. It struck us early on that DC may have an advantage with Superman, who seems to crop up in a number of songs. One thing we were aware of was that Batman gets relatively short shrift. Taking the question to I Love Comics has as yet yielded little to change the view that Superman (and hence DC Comics) wins. It has however thrown up this reason why Prince’s Batdance should have been still born. Enjoy a slightly pot-bellied Batman (some say Fatman) dancing to said song.

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