Friday, January 15, 2010

Quasar #17

I own a Quasar comic book.

It was 1990 and I was 7. At the time a cover of a comic really sold me and this particular issue got me. I know what you are thinking, and no, I am not gay (not that there's anything wrong with that). As many older readers may recall, Quasar was quite...well he seemed gay. Gay or a product of the 80's. In Quasar's case: both. (Joking aside, the current incarnation of Quasar is a lesbian. Fun fact!) So what on a Quasar cover would attract a boy?

Its all about speed.

Look at the cover to the right. The issue features a race to determine who is the fastest character in the Marvel universe! Marvel doesn't have super popular fast characters such as DC's Flash (the many versions) and Superman, but they do have a bunch of D listers I had never heard of. Marvel throws in the current Captain Marvel (the very one the X-Men character Rogue gets her powers from) and Quicksilver to give the readers a couple of familiar faces, but besides them...Makkari? Black Racer? Super Saber? Oh Marvel and your late 80's comic books...

Further proof I'm not gay (not that there's anything wrong with that) is the fact that I love sports. Mostly gymnastics. But seriously folks...I love sports. Baseball, football, basketball, soccer and to be honest, even gymnastics during the Olympics. I like competition. When I was a child my favorite types of athletes were the fast ones. Eric Metcalf and Ricky Henderson were just a couple. This issue fused my worlds. Superheroes were racing. There was a competition and it involved speed. But more importantly...it involved me.

Quasar #17 is the comic of the day for it's race to the moon story line and it's sexy bracelet wearing star. I mean...


Funny side note: the Quasar artist's last name is Manley.

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