- Posted by Johanna on November 3, 2006 at 4:42 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
Tom Spurgeon has posted a minute-by-minute account of him watching the Guiding Light episode inspired by Marvel comics with his brother. Here’s an early section to give you some flavor, but you really need to go read the whole thing. Especially the toast jokes.
One of the already-superheroic things about soap operas is that the kids frequently go to boarding school at age five and come back two years later 17-years-old and ready to have sex with all the people on the other side of the tracks. I swear this is where the idea of Terrigen Mists came from.
2:02 — My brother notes that the character of Harley, around whom today’s superhero-related plot spins, is known for dressing like a 12-year-old mallgoer, so the initial outfit, while ludicrous, is not her costume.
2:03 — My brother warns me there are Easter Eggs in this broadcast for Marvel fans, even though he’s not entirely sure what that means. This means that there are characters reading comics that they never read before, people making all sorts of comparisons using superheroes as models even though they’ve never mentioned comic books before, and, perhaps weirdest of all, a convention sign with Marvel’s name on it in what looks like the first mainstream comic book convention to take place in the bowery.