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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Odd Internet Thought

I'm remembering back when poor Captain America was lambasted for not knowing what Myspace was (to be fair, as I said then and think now, I kind of get what Floyd and through her Jenkins meant to say with that, though I think it definitely did not work.) I'm also thinking of how a certain vigilante posts at Title Undetermined.

And it got me into thinking about how certain heroes would totally have some sort of blog or myspace page. Or rather, how certain heroes would not in actuality, but it's really amusing to me to try to imagine it.

Like Nightwing or Superboy Prime. To be fair, much as I hate him, I think Dick's clever enough to figure out how to use the internet to improve his crime fighting capacity. As for Superboy Prime...

Well, honestly, I think he'd be a very popular member of our community. (If we can't cheerfully tease ourselves, who can we tease? :-P)

The real thing that would be fun to see is the blog/lj/myspace page of the casual denizen of the Marvel or DC universe. Getting rescued from certain death, being the bystander during an alien invasion, amorous encounters with superheroes and so on.

For that matter, somewhere in the DCU there is totally an "I had sex with Hal Jordan" livejournal community. The members number in the thousands. :-P

10 Comments:

  • At June 15, 2008 8:02 AM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    I remember someone (I think it was Bully) doing a chat post from Rick Jones that responeded to most of Floyd's "points". Also the god-awful new New Warriors has mentioned the group's teen popularity using references to online networking like Facebook and MySpace and the like...

    And Jaime Reyes computer helpers mention various online sources that are adapted to a super-hero world...

     
  • At June 15, 2008 10:58 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Do you suppose that Hal spends an awful lot of time taking paternity tests?

    But yes, this would be an interesting type of post. You just know that Kyle has a Facebook page, not to mention Tim.

     
  • At June 15, 2008 12:19 PM, Blogger Patrick C said…

    No way, Batman wouldn't even let Tim play tennis. He'd flip his lid if he found out Tim had a facebook/myspace page.

    Superboy totally would have had one though. And Kid Devil probably has one with him bitching about life.

    I also picture Booster Gold having some advertising website that hasn't been updated since 2004. And you'd be inundated with pop-ups if you ever visited it.

     
  • At June 15, 2008 2:06 PM, Blogger Sleestak said…

    In the era where a Super hero has to be a "rock star" I would imagine they do have a web site set up, particularly in the Ultimate Universe, where they are all propaganda chess pieces.

     
  • At June 15, 2008 5:28 PM, Blogger Mallet said…

    I believe Ms. Marvel actually has a blog in the comic.

     
  • At June 15, 2008 5:34 PM, Blogger Erich said…

    As lurkerwithout mentioned: Bully's "Do You Yahoo"?

     
  • At June 15, 2008 6:07 PM, Blogger Sheana said…

    Paul Dini's probably got the same idea as you. The most recent Detective Comics featured a website with IM-like chat capabilities for people interested in amateur detective work; it showed Batman, The Ridder, Detective Chimp, GCPD folks and random other people using it to IM each other about a particular case. Should be up on Scans_Daily. :)

     
  • At June 16, 2008 12:47 AM, Blogger Hale of Angelthorne said…

    Yes, Ms. Marvel had a blog in one episode of Avengers, though it was never mentioned again, unfortunately. I thought it was a fairly clever narrative device. Also, there was an issue of 52 where one of the D List pallbearers at Booster Gold's funeral mentioned that he'd gotten the job off Hero's List.

     
  • At June 16, 2008 12:37 PM, Blogger Siskoid said…

    Heroes with blogs...

    Ambush Bug
    She-Hulk
    Booster Gold (deleted by Rip Hunter)
    At least some of the Young Heroes in Love
    Hero Hotline (run by Zeep the Living Sponge)
    Ultimate Spider-Man
    Oracle (it's a snitch forum, basically)
    Rick Jones
    Snapper Carr

    And lots of villains...

     
  • At June 16, 2008 5:34 PM, Blogger Will Staples said…

    There was a guy who wrote a weekly blog from the POV of Ralph Dibny back when 52 was still coming out... it was thoroughly entertaining. :)

     

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