My Stan Lee Sense Is Tingling

Link to today’s strip

This one is surprisingly not so bad at all, as Batom takes a good-hearted swipe at Stan Lee’s always gratuitous cameos in the various Marvel films. An actual humorous gag in a FW strip is always so jarring, you can’t help but wonder how it got through lack-of-quality control. I haven’t mildly chuckled like this since the old classic Act II arc where Les got his foot stuck in the lawn mower. Good for YOU Tom, like the old song says: one of out three hundred and sixty five ain’t bad. That’s a .003 average, by the way, down slightly from last year’s .0031.

Coming next week: the interminable Stan Lee cameo continues as the comic book legend helps The Gang unload boxes of comic books from the trunk of Crazy’s car. Meanwhile Pete and Boy Lisa toil over the second “sizzle reel” and wonder aloud about what is must have been like to create sizzle reels back in the 1950s. In Sunday’s strip Stan Lee agrees to appear in the new sizzle reel that will be debuting at Westview-Con later this year, thus completing the comic book circle of life.

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9 responses to “My Stan Lee Sense Is Tingling

  1. billytheskink

    What a strange question for William Daniels to ask.

  2. And yet, Stan Lee wrote a foreword to one of the “Complete Pieces of Crap oh wait Funky Winkerbean Volume Something.”

    Since Tom Batiuk does NOT take criticism at all, I’m going to guess that Stan Lee said something like, “Oh that? Yeah, the syndicate said I could get a couple of bucks, so I dashed something out. What was the name of that comic strip again? Huh, really? Never heard of it.”

  3. spacemanspiff85

    I’m guessing Batiuk has spent a lot of time waiting by the phone for the call to come in about his cameo in the upcoming Flash movie.

  4. ian'sdrunkenbeard

    Larry King’s forehead got even bigger, and he grew a mustache!

  5. Rusty

    Considering Stan’s age, Batiuk took a weird risk writing this one a year in advance. Also considering that Stan’s wife just died a week or so ago.

  6. Hitorque

    All my life I’ve never known Stan Lee to have anything but white hair… How fucking old is Batiuk again?

    It’s funny because Stan Lee is still a year or two younger than Cliffe Angere

  7. $$$WESTVIEW ONCOLOGIST$$$

    Why is pre-chemo Walter White so disappointed that Stan Lee didn’t write for Batom Comics?

  8. Sooo here is Stan Lee, asking if Stan Lee makes a cameo in this movie they’re promoting. I know Stan the Man is 94 but I don’t think he’s senile.

  9. I’d have never guessed that was supposed to be Stan Lee. Just like I’d have never guessed that was supposed to be Conan O’Brien.

    It’d be funnier if the questioner was Brady Wentworth, asking about a Brady Wentworth cameo.

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