Troop 142 Letter of Complaint.
The above letter was sent to my publishers after the person learned about Troop 142 from NPR.
To be fair (to me), here’s what NPR actually said about the book…
“the book is crass, disgusting, and quite inappropriate for Scouts.”
This person got the first two parts right, but failed to recognize that it’s why it is in fact entirely appropriate for Scouts. I can’t think of a more truthful depiction of what it was like to be a Boy Scout.
Learn more about Troop 142 at: http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2011/09/07/troop-142/
…and even more more more at http://mikelynchcartoons.blogspot.com/2013/03/fat-superman.html
Boy, there is an obsession with being overweight in the wild world of Superman.
SUPERMAN FAMILY #196. July-August 1979. “Super-Disco Fever!” Written by Cary Burkett, Penciled by Kurt Schaffenberger, Inked by Dan Adkins.
Clark Kent is taken to a discotheque by his fan club and discovers that a madman has hidden several bombs beneath the dance floor.
He slyly uses his super-powers to disarm each one, using only the raw propulsive musk-scented power of … his moves.
(“Shake your bootie?”)
This is also a good reminder to me that I have several SUPERMAN FAMILY collections waiting to be read. I love its strangeness, of which this is a perfect example.