Saturday, October 17, 2009


Comic Art


He's heavy, he's fat, he has his own grav -ita -tional field - He's The Blob. He remains one of the more enduring and popular villains in the X-men universe for reasons that completely escape this writer. He even warranted an appearance in this summer past's Wolverine pic. They have slimmed the Blob down of late, but where is the fun in that?

You know, the physics here could be fascinating, but then such was never the real strong suit of guys writing comic books - well except maybe those that wrote the old Barry Allen Flash, in the days before the Speed Force - and even they got a bit inventive, if you know what I mean. Any way. If the Blob's power is to generate a gravity filed, is his power proportional to his actual mass? In which case, why lose weight? Why not go for planetary proportions?

And can he make his own black hole?

Conclusion, here we have a guy thrown in becasue some artist thought a fat guy would look good the pic somewhere, and well, the rest, as they say, had to be written.

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