Monday, February 26, 2007

Learn from Ibis!

JLA #137 - Ibis lectures about expository dialoge
Use your Ibis-stick to enlarge!

Martin Pasko, playing the part of Ibis the Invincible, schools the super heroes and other comic book writers about the common practice of inserting unnecessary expositional dialog into a scene. This was way back in 1976 and authors are still doing it about twice an issue.

From Justice League of America #137
(December 1976).

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5 comments:

  1. The Simpsons have poked fun at this once or twice. Homer would say "I'm glad we all agreed to go to this self-help seminar," for instance. Then Marge would say "Why are you reminding us of that?"

    Good thing you're keenly aware of this trend in the comic book world though and are able to point it out to us, huh?

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  2. Does anybody know what Marty Pasko is doing these days?

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  3. Licensing and development of properties last I heard.

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  4. oh snap!

    ibis, in his very first DC appearance totally clowns two green lanterns in one snarky swoop!

    that, gentlemen, is how it's done.

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  5. That's really hanging a (green) lantern on it!

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