Made-up words that seem like they ought to mean something
This is one of my absolute favorite Not Brand Echh scenes. Funny stuff...
that jack could take the piss out of his own work like that still cracks me up.
Well, this is the same guy who gave the world such now-forgotten classics as My Date with Swifty Chase, Lockjaw the Alligator (not the one who lived with the Inhumans), and Socko the Seadog. :-) Kirby had a knack for self-effacing humor: by all accounts he wouldn't hesitate to tell funny stories where he was the butt of the joke...and the comedic characters in his work who may have been self-projections include Scrapper from the Newsboy Legion, Brooklyn from the Boy Commandos, and even Ben Grimm. (Which makes it even more sad to see infinitely less talented artists who are infinitely more vain and precious about their fragile egos...)
You make a powerful point there!
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