The Riff: Younger Spidey--and the Amazing Mark Trail?
In this excrutiating era of downsizing in the newspaper cartooning world, it seems the time has come for one obvious change.
My modest proposal: A single artist could now draw the characters of both Mark Trail and "Spider-Man's" Peter Parker.
P-shaw, you say. That's far-fetched. Really? Then just take a closer look at the two men:
Dark, striking eyebrows? Check.
Chiseled, all-American chin? Double-check?
Slim-n-trim physique? Yessir.
Telltale swirl-curl swooping over the forehead? You betcha.
Mark and Peter, in fact, are practically twin sons of different mothers. They look so much alike that combining their cartooning would be a cinch.
The only wrinkle: If the "Spider-Man" strip indeed returns us to a younger Peter Parker this year -- as suggested and speculated -- he could look young enough to be Mark Trail's son.
There goes our tongue-in-cheek theory -- disappearing just as quickly as Aunt May may arrive.
Posted by: Jumper1 | January 1, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse
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