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Saturdays with Streaky #68

September 14th, 2013

Gee, women’s health I wasn’t really expecting any guests today. I’m still in my pajamas and the front room is an utter mess.

Do you think we could perhaps postpone this for a few weeks? Besides, men’s health I’m uncomfortable with the notion of being “made” to love someone. I know so little about you, side effects after all.

The late 70s historical context and your design choices suggest a synth-oriented Eurodisco origin, or perhaps a Gary Wright/10cc soporifically soft “space rock” angle. Neither one is particularly up my alley, so you’ll forgive me if I…what’s that?

You’re a stick of early 70s bubblegum packaged in a late 70s power pop wrapper? That is modestly interesting, in the sense that I’ve always wondered how Big Star would have sounded if Ron Dante was their frontman. I hope you won’t mind too much if I seat you over here in the friendzone.

That is, after all, the region from which most power pop tunes hail from.

(from Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade #4, recipe May 2009; by Landry Q. Walker and Eric Jones)

There are many reasons why Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade is one of my favorite funnybook runs of the past decade, rx but the above call-out to this story is near the top of that list.

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2 Responses to “Saturdays with Streaky #68”

  1. Sumguy

    Great, you just made me track down and marathon that entire series again. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who hated that book; it’s just solid fun, mixed in with a whole load of obscure-but-not-offputting references and surprisingly-intelligent ideas.

  2. Cary

    I’ve never read it (other than the Silver Age stuff and that one Animal Man issue, this is all new to me), but now I feel like I need to.

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