During my last visit to Marvel.com, I noticed this post about an episode of the The Super Hero Squad Show, featuring Doctor Strange and the dread Dormammu.
Apparently the latter hits the heroes with a magical whammy at some point, transforming Iron Man from thisinto thisAnd when I saw that, I naturally thought of this which I posted on EDILW in April of 2008, while talking about Iron Man costume design in response to Project: Rooftop’s “Iron Man: Invincible Upgrade” contest.
Now don't get me wrong here. I don’t for a second thing anyone involved with the cartoon saw my blog post a couple of years ago and then decided to steal the gag. Not only because Blogger tells me I have 100 “followers,” which I think means “People Who Read My Blog,” and it seems somewhat mathematically improbable that very many of the people who work on that particular cartoon fall within the 100 people who follow Every Day Is Like Wednesday.
No, it’s also a simple matter of the fact that Iron Man-as-an-iron gag isn’t a terribly inspired gag, and I’m sure I couldn’t possibly have been the first person to think of it (nor will the The Super Hero Squad Show be the last to make it). Hell, given how long the character's been around, chances are that joke was being made before I was even born.
What is important here is that the makers of the The Super Hero Squad Show and I apparently share similar senses of humor, in which case I should probably try watching that show when it comes out on DVD.
Have any of you guys watched it before? How is it, and does it approach the insane perfection of Batman: The Brave and The Bold?