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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Wonderings

Something I always wonder reading 60s Tales of Suspense, which I may have blogged about before.

How does Steve Rogers hide that shield? Okay, sometimes it makes sense. There's the giant artist's portfolio that somehow doesn't break. Okay. And sometimes it's hidden beneath the trenchcoat, which makes sense, if you buy the fact that the trenchcoat is too long.

But sometimes...and I'm not sure how this is. He hides it IN HIS SHIRT. That thing is wider in diameter than he is! How in the world do people not notice a big blond guy with a disk in his shirt. (Sadly I don't have a scan just now. Later I'll amend one in.)

Then I realized.

Steve Rogers is a TARDIS. It makes so much sense now.

Or maybe it doesn't. :-)

I suppose it could be Pym Particles...which as I think about it, would be VERY useful.

9 Comments:

  • At July 29, 2008 2:09 AM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    Nah, Steve's one of them Highlander immortal types. I mean I remember Duncan pulling his katana out while wearing nothing but a bath towel. Obviously having the Quickening in you gives you access to a pocket dimension for your stuff...

    This will also be how they explain Cap's return from death...

     
  • At July 29, 2008 10:36 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    I always just assume that his shield just folds up. He keeps it in the back pocket or something.

    That Vibranium is amazing stuff!

     
  • At July 29, 2008 12:10 PM, Blogger Tom Foss said…

    There was a time in the '90s (?) when he used Pym particles to shrink the shield down and wear it as a belt buckle. I always thought that was cool.

     
  • At July 31, 2008 8:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've often wondered much the same thing about Jay Garrick's hat. One panel from a Golden Age comic seemed to suggest he kept it down his pants, which raises more questions than it answers.

     
  • At August 02, 2008 1:46 AM, OpenID bariman1987 said…

    In the "Beyond!" mini, Hank Pym used his Particles to carry around a bunch of equipment, including several complete labs and a Quinjet, in his pockets. I think it'd be great if he gave some to his superhero friends. Just think, Spider-Man would never run out of webbing, because his webshooters each have a tanker truck worth of web fluid in them, that gets de-shrunk as needed. Tony Stark could carry around a half-dozed suits of Iron Man armor for whatever occasion: aquatic or space environments, Hulkbuster armor, etc.

    Plus, I think it'd be funny to see a superhero say "Darn, I left my Quinjet in my other pants!"

     
  • At August 02, 2008 3:15 AM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    Thanks for another reminder of one of the many things I dislike about Secret Invasion. Skrull!Pym makes Beyond! not work at all...

     
  • At August 02, 2008 2:17 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Actually, I figure it does. Beyond!Pym's the real one, just before the switchover, in my head.

    I will listen to no canon telling me otherwise. :-P

     
  • At August 03, 2008 3:26 AM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    You mean canon like Skrull!Pym clearly being put in before Dissasembled and House of M? I wish that I could use the Stranger kidnapping people over Bendis' unoriginal Dire Wr..I mean Skrull story line...

    But then if Marvel based itself around my wishes than Faerber would have been the writer for the New Warriors v.4 relaunch instead of the hack behind the Underworld movies...

     
  • At August 03, 2008 3:29 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Ignoring that. :-)

    I've decided Beyond involved a Hank either currently escaped from or kidnapped from the skrull tank where they're undoubtedly keeping him. Eventually he gets shoved back in there naturally. But yep. There you go. Real Hank.

    If other Fanboys/Fangirls can deny canon/continuity, so can I.

    I call it a pre-official retcon. :-P

     

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