Intentional or Unintentional? for 6/26
To refresh you on the game, the gist is that I show you an instance of something in comics I found humorous, and you tell me if the humor was intentional or unintentional!
Today’s instance is from the first issue of Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo’s Fantastic Four run.
The issue is sort of a “day in the life” issue, and at one point, the Thing, Invisible Woman and
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It is very difficult to write a rap song in ANY literary work and not have it come off as hilariously, helplessly dorky.
Like many before him, Waid’s rap is hilarious in how dorky it is.
The question then is – do you think he understood that practically no matter what he did, the rap was going to be hilariously dorky, or do you think the scene was meant to be read straight?