It’s that time again, where I tell you what’s really grinding my gears for the week of February 6th, 2019, which this week is my Super Bowl Special edition.
Some weeks it’s mostly likes, other weeks it’s dislikes.
So what’s grinding my gears this week?
It’s Superbowl Sunday so I’m gonna kick this off before the big game since I’d imagine most of you all are off buying a new TV for the big game or going to some Super Bowl party to mingle with friends. Did you know, more people buy new TV’s this time of year than any other time of year? At least that’s what I read. I see it holding some weight since I’d imagine they also see the most TV’s returned after the game cause consumers just wanted to watch the game on a fancy new bigger TV.
Not The Patriots Again
Okay, not comic book related but seriously, I’m not a big football fan (my sport of choice is Basketball, NBA and College) but I’m so sick of Tom Brady and the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
Sorry Patriots fans but I can’t wait for Brady to retire so the Patriots suck and go away. I was really hoping for a Chiefs vs Saints game.
I’ll be rooting for the Rams just because I don’t want to see the Patriots win yet another Super Bowl. Plus Brady’s nonsense of them being the underdogs is just absurd. Yeah, you didn’t get that many wins in the regular season but you can’t walk into a game you’ve been to a total of 8 times (won 5 of the 8) in the past 17 years and call yourself the “underdogs”.
Football Inspired Comic Books and Covers
So since it’s Super Bowl, let’s just keep it football themed for the big game day.
Let’s review some of the comics that depict football on their covers over the years and decades.
First up is Adventure Comics #207 which covers Superboy in Smallville. The synopsis for this old classic is:
“After being helped by frail Timothy Marker on a case, Superboy decides to give him a helping hand at getting involved with his favorite sport–football.”
Superman makes the case for the ideal hero to don football themed covers. Next up is Action Comics #128. Another golden age book with a football theme inspiration on the cover.
I’ve never read this issue nor could I find anything about the front cover’s inside story except what’s already provided, “The Adventure of Little Red.”
I’d assume it’s just another feel good story with Superman helping some youngsters out, playing football, etc. Not a whole lot up for sale either. The only one I found was a CGC 7.0 graded for $361.
Anyone remember the Marvel series Kickers Inc.? Yeah, this book brought back some fond childhood memories as I recall having owned these way back in the day.
It’s a world not unlike our own. Words like paranormal or super-hero are euphemisms only used in comic books and movies. That was until the White Event!
In one blinding moment the landscape of the universe changed. Welcome to the New Universe. Jack Magniconte is one of the greatest professional football players to ever play the game. The fans call him “Mr. Magnificent!”
However, after the White Event, Jack develops physical abilities far beyond those of normal men. He forms a team of trusted friends and top operatives, and Kickers, Inc., the worlds premier paranormal investigators, is born!
One of my all time favorite cartoon characters growing up is none other than, Bugs Bunny. And Bugs Bunny #28 was none other than a football cover for the wascally wabbit.
This brings up some fond memories. Although this comic hit store shelves way back in 1952, I wasn’t around during this time.
I can certainly appreciate this book and what Bugs Bunny provided me personally, a whole lot of early childhood entertainment and laughs.
That’s all I got this week. Not a lot grinding my gears for this Super Bowl Sunday where I’m hoping there’s some nice comic related movie trailers during the commercial breaks that reveal more information of what’s to come.