The Wildest Haircut in the Comics Belongs to...
THE MORNING LINE:
The early morning roundup, from the eye-catching to the (literally) head-scratching...
Seeing Wolverine this week in "Spider-Man," I'm entranced anew by a visual that never fully strikes me when watching Hugh Jackman as the Clawed One: That is one HECK of an insane haircut.
I'm not just talking the de rigueur mutton-chops here. I mean that silhouette in the second panel. Wolvie is part-tabloid "Batboy," part-Eddie Munster -- with a dash of '60s greaser thrown in for good Brylcreemed measure.
Which prompts the Official 'Riffs Reader Question of the Day: Who has the best -- and worst -- haircuts in all of comics?
Off the top of my head -- or rather, the top of theirs -- these characters would be in my Top Five of Coolest 'Dos of All Time:
5. Zippy the Pinhead.
3. Dagwood Bumstead
1. Linus Van Pelt.
Agree? Disagree? I invite your snipping, brushbacks and baldfaced honesty.
ELSEWHERE IN TODAY'S FUNNIES...
Remember the recent 'Riffs thread about confounded musical "earworms"? Well, Dagwood has instantly accursed my lobes with "Cheeseburger in Paradise." Which means there's only one tune than can properly flush "Cheeseburger" from my addled cranium. And that ditty, of course, would be "Margaritaville."
When Miss Buxley's done cleaning up the four-letter dingbats in "Beetle Bailey," she should ship out for "Judge Parker," where her services are obviously also required. And while she's there, she might consider joining Sophie at tryouts -- anything to tick off those Crazed Cheerleader Moms From Dante's Ninth Circle.
You veteran "Mark Trail" readers already know that this little standoff can end in one of only three ways:
1. Mark bodyblocks this snippy chemical prez smack into tomorrow's panels.
2. Rusty enters to distract Snippy Chemical Prez with his flashbulb while Mark makes a dash for the door.
3. A Ginormous Woodland Creature steps in to disrupt the action, causing Chemical Prez to suddenly see the error of her nature-ravaging ways.
Can't wait to see which it is.
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| June 12, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
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