Monday, October 07, 2013

THE COMICS' BEAT: Kraven The Hunter In Ookla the Mok's 'Stop Talking about Comics or I'll Kill You'

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, celebrating the 12th edition of this feature, it's Ookla The Mok with a song title every fan has heard from a partner, friend or family member; Stop Talking About Comics Or I'll Kill You.

The song covers so much, from Zero Hour to Kraven The Hunter, I'm just going to post the lyrics to the entire song, so you can fully get the drift that only someone truly close to a comic fan could've written this;

"Stop talking about comic books or I'll kill you.
I don't care if the Hulk could defeat the Man of Steel.
I'm gonna rearrange your face if you continue to debate
Whether Logan's claws could pierce Steve Roger's shield.

I just couldn't care less if they bring back Kraven,
And I don't care if Spider-Man's a clone.
Stop spending all our cash on back issues of The Flash,
Or I swear to God you're gonna spend your twilight years alone.

Okay, you can call them 'graphic novels',
But they're still just plain old comic books to me,
And I don't see why you must always ceaselessly discuss
The post-Zero Hour continuity.

For the last time I won't read those Kirby X-Men.
You know that I prefer the work he did for DC.
And if you don't want to die
You'll lose that Overstreet Price Guide, Comic Buyer's Guide and Wizard Magazine,
But please get the new Invisibles for me."

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  1. Ha! It's funny because it's true! I've had all of those debates/arguments. I've also heard the Stop Talking comment a lot. Once in a while about comics. A few times about video games. Mostly about baseball (Most of my friends really hate baseball talk).
    My only thing is if you tell me to stop talking about comics, I get to tell you to stop talking about your past times. Like hedge trimming. Or raising basil plants.

  2. I'm with you on that one Random, and it's true. I mean if people can come to your door selling their religion, why is it unfair when I bang on their door Sunday morning, trying to repay their endeavours with my version of Death from Vertigo?

    Sure the landlord doesn't listen all the way through 'Why being compared to Lex Luthor is actually a compliment' nor the female flatties on why the refrigerator wouldn't be such a great thing for them if they dated a Green Lantern, but hey people once ignored folks saying the world was round too. Now look at us, spinning all day long.

    I think there's a message for us all there.

  3. Good song- that's got me going on a dreary Monday!
    One of the things I always dug about Kraven -apart from that cool Marvel Team-UP where he fought Tigra [as well her spot in Marvel Chillers; still a very violent issue to this day] and Spidey- was that he had an incredible death, something rarely seen in comics for a villain, and as far as I know he hasn't been resurrected as of yet.

  4. wow, good song choice. Same here, love the debates thrown around cause, hey we've all had em.

    You're on a roll Dan. Keep it up mate!

  5. who says stop talking comics?. They just aren't cool enough to be a member of the clique.

  6. Sorry Karl, after his siblings trying to fill the void, Kraven came back in The Grim Hunt through sacrifice and sorcery and is now apparently 'immortal', extremely unstable and living in the Savage Land with his daughter. Just can't keep some characters 6feet under can you?

    Thanks boys and girls, glad you all liked the track!