Issue 48: A Lesson In History

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TPB Friday: 1/26/07

Whoops, I completely forgot about this yesterday. I did go see Smoking Aces which was pretty fun, I recommend it if you like stars shooting each other.

But this is about TPBs! Anyway, the title of Thunderbolts: How To Lose is the first thing you'll notice. It's appropriate because the way to lose is buying this trade (I got it at 50% off, and I still feel ripped off). There are no Thunderbolts in this story. At first, I thought it was because I'd only read the New Thunderbolts, but then I went and read the first run. No Thunderbolts. Oh sure, Man-Killer shows up, and she had some cameos in the first Thunderbolts run, but that's it.

This trade chronicles the Battler, a C- or D-list Spider-Man villain, trying to rebuild his life after he was sent to prison by the webhead.

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It's Ok

It's ok, it's ok, since Mike and I are Chinese by birth this comic strip is not racist but rather humorous. It's sort of like how when Sasha Baron-Cohen makes fun of Jews, it's comedy, but when Mel Gibson does it, he's an anti-Semite. In other words Mike and I are comedians, but Scott is a dirty racist, since Scott is only Asian by his obsession with Japanese pop stars. (or something)

In truth, we've had this strip sitting in our "to do" pile ever since X-Men 3 came out in the theaters. Then Wolverine Origins (spoilers) came out, and we decided to tie it into the return of everybody's favorite sidekick, mall rat, annoying 90's TV show character.

Also I am unclear as to why Xorn is crying. Of course it might not be Xorn, it might be Xorn's brother pretending to be Magneto pretending to be Xorn.

In other news, how is the new Iron Man Movie? I got burned twice when I bought both the Ultimates DVDs without watching them first and am unwilling to spend any money on Iron Man. Scott may do a review later in the week if he can get his hands on a copy. is a digital parody comic about Comic Book Characters. The original characters are owned by Marvel, DC and other respective copyright owners. PassFailStudios uses the names and images of these figures for the purposes of satire. The opinions and words expressed on this site should not be construed as text from Marvel or DC comics.