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Pizza Hut's The Real Heroes #2

-There were four issues, in total, of Marvel's Real Heroes.  I only own #2, that I found at The Dirt Mall, and #3 (that I actually got AT Pizza Hut back in 1994).

#1 has The Thing, Black Panther, Jubilee, and Professor X in it.
#2 here is Wolverine, Hulk, Storm, and Namor.
#3 features Captain America, DareDevil, Falcon, and Wasp.
And #4 stars Spider-Man, Firestar, Ironman, and The Human Torch.

-Here's a commercial for them... that's blatantly ripping off Mr. Bill:



I wonder whatever happened to my plastic cup that came with it? -I'd forgotten all about it until I saw this...

First page in and you can clearly see it's an environmental PSA comic... such was the style at the time.

HEY, KIDS!  COMICS!!!

Enjoy your fucking pizza, children!  I know my appetite hasn't been ruined by that image!

Where's Captain Planet and The Toxic Crusaders?  -FernGully is being destroyed!!!

The environmental message is soon forgotten, though- as Namor tries his hardest to fuck Storm as soon as he meets her:

-Embiggen to watch everyone's favorite homewrecker pitch some woo...

 "Oh!  Uh, thanks... but... you reek of fish."



Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, okay.


I didn't know Wolverine was also known as...

          -Shame that didn't stick.                             


The way Bob Gordon draws Wolverine's "bone-claws" varies from panel to panel...  No artist ever really drew them very well, though. I remember, at the time this was going on, seeing them drawn all thin still, like the blades... or seeing them round- like a tube. And then they were all curly like an Arby's fry for awhile; after Cyber broke them, remember that?


I do like the way they look in that last panel- very organic. Skeletal, even...  they should have always looked like that.



*GROAN*



The second half of the book is really pretty good, though- the ending was awesome AND ties into old 80's Alpha Flight issues (by both John Byrne, and Bill Mantlo) for some reason...  
They are all 16 page one-and-done books, there is no through-story-line or anything.  
Check 'em out!



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2 comments:

  1. I remember the X-Men ones, especially the 30th Anniversary X-Men videos you could buy once you bought a kid's club meal. I even had a cup.

    Those are some uniquely and original drawn bone claws. I'll give Gordie that.
    And the writer Chris Cooper.....any relation to the actor? Or maybe it's the same guy? Hmmmm.

    Bad puns aside, looks decent enough for the times.

    Wolverine's Wild Ride huh? Is that anything like Mr. Toad's wild ride, or riding Ric Flair's Space Mountain;)?

    Nice consistancy there Namor. One minute he's all about the environment, but then when some fine ass comes his way, he's all about that bass. Stay classy puny fish-man;)

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    1. Yup, I remember those!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtokwFflnX4 -But I never had any...
      I did, however, have BOTH of THESE!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-K2DtLSvNA
      Pizza Hut used to have the best stuff for kids! Whatever happened to that???

      I hated the bone-claw-era... It was bad-ass as fuck when Magneto ripped all the adamantium out of his body, and the reveal that he had the claws all along... but it went on way too long.

      Yeah- it was a fun little book, especially the ending. Also horny Namor.

      You can't fuck with Mr. Toad, of Toad Hall- son! The Wind in the Willows forever!!!
      But I was referring to the monicker of 'The Psycho X-Man'.

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