Monday, September 02, 2013

THE COMICS' BEAT: Sue Dibney In The Metasciences' 'Four Colour Love Story'

Mondays. They are worse than Dr Doom and after a heavy one, it can be a little hard to get the drum pumping again for the week ahead. As a former DJ, each Monday I dig into my collection, and chuck up a hit nodding to comics' best.

This week, I'm betting if you had to guess what character was homaged next, you'd never have guessed Elongated Man's wife, Sue Dibney. Well it's her. And if you are anti DC's Identity Crisis or the growing darker nature of comics, you'll LOVE The Metasciences track Four Colour Love Story, which also mentions the death of Elektra and Spider-Man's girl Gwen Stacey, in a love ballad told from the point of view of an unknown Silver Age super-hero.

"And Gwen Stacy isn't dead, she's only sleeping
And Elektra isn't evil or insane
And those bastards in the pentagon can't really kill Sue Dibney
No more than they could kill off Lois Lane."

 What do you think?  For the full lyrics to this song, click here. To buy this track, visit


  1. I am in love with this song. It sums up completely every emotion I've ever felt when they've messed with a love affair in a comic book. They might be able to write new stories, but they can't kill off our back issues.
    Thanks for sharing it Dan. :)

  2. I'm glad you liked it Random! I completely agree. When all is going wrong with the modern world (in comics or otherwise) back issues will always save the day.

    I had a bit of a chuckle when I thought the first DC comic character in The comics Beat feature would be Sue, but with lyrics like 'we didn't even kiss until issue 26' I knew it was a winner.

    Plus who doesn't like a little acoustic music to start the week?

  3. Meh on the song, but dig the lyrics especially the comic one of course. And Sue Dibny

    It's way, way past time they were brought back. But then considering how the rebooted universe works, probably not. I'd prefer they stay alive in our hearts and memories instead where they;re safe.

    Love this section of your blog as always. Looking forward to the next superhero song shout-out.

  4. It's nice and mellow, which is perfect for today, because the kids are very hyper. It gave me a excuse to put the headphones on. :)

  5. Thanks Amigo Dale! I'm just walking to work and my ipod has just played three Vertigo comic referencing songs in a row, so maybe i should treat that as an omen for an upcoming post!

    Random i like putting headphones on to; especially approaching people trying to sign you up to charities in the streets like I'm about to.

  6. Hey Dan, is Tear In My Hand one of those?

  7. Ol' Tori Amos! No sorry Random, that is in my playlist, but these three were Alan Moore based with a touch of Preacher :)

    So many great songs, it's hard to do one a week!