Episode 135, “X-Men Minus One!”

X-Men #151, November 1981
“X-Men Minus One!”
Written by Chris Claremont, Pencils by Jim Sherman and Bob McLeod, Inks by Josef Rubinstein, Lettered by Tom Orzechowski, Colors by Bobbie Wilford, Edited by Louise Jones, Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter.

Oh Ignatz, You Dahlink George Hairy-Man!

In Which We Discover That Kitty Pryde Is Not A Girl and Not Yet a Woman But She Might Be A Really Old Woman, That In The X-Mansion Swim Wear IS Formal Wear, And That Hellfire Guards Need Their Uniforms For A Lot More Than Just Guard Duty!

Bonus Bobbit Worm Nightmare Facts: They have up to 7 pairs of jaws, consisting of a mix of mandibles and maxillae while their bodies are covered in stinging, nerve-damaging bristles! Never swim again!

George Herriman’s immortal love triangle. From left to right: Ignatz Mouse, Offissa Bull Pupp, and the eponymous Krazy Kat.
George Herriman (seen here in 1922) almost never allowed photography without his hat. Maybe because he thought he looked good and it was his brand, or maybe because he feared his kinky, thick hair would raise questions about his heritage he would rather have not have asked. [Photo cred: Dee Cox]
The Dingbat Family, July 26, 1910. Below the antics of an intra-family feud, George Herriman added a cat and mouse to fill up the white space. That mouse beaned that cat with a rock, and Krazy Kat was born.

George Herriman produced Krazy Kat from 1913 until his death in 1944. Incredibly influential, he was known for constantly experimenting with design and layout. The two above strips are from April 30, 1916 (left) and 1919 (right).

Here are two strips from towards the end of his career. The same basic love triangle dynamic is still in place. All the innovation is focused on the art. These strips are from February 23, 1941 (left) and April 23, 1944 (right).

And worse, I have a Cease and Desist from the Department of Public Works. We are banned until we quit wearing our costumes into the pool!
Care Bears remain quite docile under high sedative doses.
Being able to tremble her lip on cue got her the gig in the first place.
Now step away from my adorable wood elves, hiding inside their giant green hats!
This is what the Disney Princess you hired for your 7 year old’s party looks like 5 minutes before she walks in.
You go Elf, you never go back to the shelf!
The math is simple. You take out a tree, Cyclops takes out your crotch.
Sentinel A-7 refused to exit, too embarrassed by the loss of his robot trunks.
I knew we should have tented this house before we moved in!
Damn it, Janet! I Love You!

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