Thursday, May 10, 2012


Right in the kisser. May 10, 2012 Posted by Mookie
There's a small nod to Fred Perry's GOLD DIGGER in today's comic.

I owe a lot of my love of comic books to Gold Digger. It was the first comic I started collecting after I'd fallen out of the habit in the mid-nineties. I was pulled in by its outlandish stories, large cast of loveable characters, and the strength of its black-and-white art. The series eventually went full color, but my favorite issues were the black-and-white ones. I fell in love with that medium and, as you can see, still prefer it.

It was one of those black-and-white comics that featured a scene with Brianna Diggers in a lost temple. She was confronting an otherworldly, ancient monster that roared of apocalyptic doom and its immense power. Her only weapon was a gun, so she opened fire. Normally such a beast would be unaffected by something so mundane, striding forward as the bullets bounced off its impenetrable body. Instead it stumbled away, flailing its arms and yelling, "Ow! OW! That really hurts! Cut it out! OUCH! Oh, one got in my eye. One's in my eye!" Brianna's reaction was, "Oh wow! I can't believe that actually worked!"

Stunt's knife-to-the-face is my thank you to that memorable scene from Gold Digger. Whether it put down Brintu Hathe for good remains to be seen...

That's all from me for now.
Rock on.