Today I have another quick one for you. I’ve got a job interview this afternoon and I don’t really have a lot of time, so I wanted to use a panel that needs very little explanation. This week’s image comes to us from the old Marvel days of the Transformers comic books,
this is second generation stuff if I’m not mistaken, but beyond that I have no idea where this panel comes from. (As it turns out I was indeed mistaken. The name of the issue was Second Generation but this has nothing to do with second generation Transformers stuff. Idiot!)
I found it awhile back while poking around on the Transformers wiki doing some research for my Terrordrome Renovation Project and I thought it was perfect for FFP. If you’ve never paid a visit to the Transformers wiki, go take a look. That site is full of some of the funniest one liners I’ve ever read. It’s nice to see a fandom that doesn’t take itself or its source material completely serious all the time. Too many fan groups delve into their subject matter with a scholarly discipline that is on the verge of delusion. At the TFWiki they certainly have all the facts about whatever Transformer toy or cartoon series that you’d ever want to know, but every entry has more than a few heavy handed goofball captions, or mocking running jokes that bounce around between pages. I’m not a huge Transformers fan, but it’s always amusing just to search around that wiki and skim some of the articles. (In a correction, I originally called it a wikia, but it’s not. But I don’t know what the hell the difference is.) <To learn what the difference is, see the comments section below!>
Anyway I’m pretty sure this single image from the 80’s Transformers Marvel comic inspired the playground scene in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. (Jokes!) But this is terrifying, and I’m pretty sure that kid in the picture is a goner. Them’s the breaks.
This panel has given me an idea though, I think this is going to start a new segment of Friday Funny Pages entitled: Don’t F#*%K With _____! Where the next few weeks will focus on characters with whom you should not fuck with. Yes, I like that idea, that’s what I shall do. Excellent . . . . .
That is all!