You Must Be Kidding Me, by Michael Davis

Michael Davis

Master Of The Universe, Lord Of All Media, Most Interesting Black Man In the World, Sexiest Man on Earth, Mentor, Writer, Artist, Producer & Uppity.

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28 Responses

  1. Peter David says:

    "When in the HISTORY of Presidential politics have the American people been denied access to their V.P. candidate? "Considering that the actual vice president is even less accessible–that, in fact, he is the first VP in history to declare that he's not even part of the Executive Branch–you have to admire the consistency.PAD

  2. Andrew Bergstrom says:

    Right on Michael! Of course Iraq has "Weapons of Mass Destruction", The G.O.P. sold them to Iraq (they'll just never admit it…)'cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war' – Will ShakespearePalin will just need a minute to affix her dentures…

  3. Marc Alan Fishman says:

    Yo Mr. Davis… stay away from that bull. My sources tell me it's in fact an android bull set to unleash fury on those citizens with real cajones… Those who challenge the authority of the crazy white guys who make a stupid mistake, lose a ton of money and then go cry to the government. Lucky for us our congress wouldn't be silly enough to bail these people out with tax payer money, and then come up with a plan that would stop anyone from challenging their decisions in repayment…. Whew. Wait… something seems wrong…

    • Alan Coil says:

      "Lucky for us our congress wouldn't be silly enough to bail these people out with tax payer money, and then come up with a plan that would stop anyone from challenging their decisions in repayment…"Be fair. Congress didn't try to make a plan like that. Paulson did. The 3-page proposal dictated these things. They were challenged by the Congress.

      • Marc Alan Fishman says:

        Yeah, not to garble my facts. In any event… it's a pitiful situation that's growing worse each day.

  4. Pete Anderson says:

    Gee, it would be nice if on a comic book forum a little bit of the commentary could actually have something to do with comic books. If we want to read lefty whinging or mindless recycling of the Obama campaign's talking points, there are plenty of other places to find it.

    • Andrew Bergstrom says:

      We're talking fantasy here, so exactly how this discussion NOT pertain to the world of Comic books? Just because no one has stated that Olly Queen or Lex Luthor shouldn't be the one to bail out Wallstreet instead of the taxpayers, doesn't mean we expect what we're saying will come to pass..?Awwww, did we inject too much reality into your widdle comic book world?

    • Martha Thomases says:

      And there are plenty of discussions about comics here. By all means, feel free to participate in those conversations that interest you, and ignore the ones that don't.

      • Rick Taylor says:

        But If you want to ead about BOTH, read Martha's article about everything she learned about politics was from Superman.It's hilarious.

    • Alan Coil says:

      You got a lot of balls trying to tell the Master of the Universe what he can write about.Careful, lest he unleash his Death Ray on you.

    • Elayne Riggs says:

      Whew, I thought I was the only one who got that misplaced criticism! I'm glad I'm in fine company now. :)

    • Alan Kistler says:

      Yeah, it's so annoying when takes a column where they're supposed to share their opinion to, you know, share their opinion.Michael Davis, John Ostrander, Dennis O'Neil, everyone here who writes a column can say whatever they want. It's been that way since this site was set-up. And if what's on their mind is something other than whether or not Spider-Man remembers being married, then that's what they're gonna write about. It's his own column, why would he need to look for some other place where his opinions would be welcome? And just because someone agrees with a viewpoint that you don't agree with or like, that doesn't make them a mindless recycle bin, he just has a different opinion. It would've been a lot more respectful to actual bring up why you feel differently rather than dismissing Michael as stupid (especially after he just informed us of his mystical bronze bull).

    • Marc Alan Fishman says:

      Comic books don't exist in a vacuum. This election has stirred something fierce in everybody. This is what rocks about comic mix… You get a MIX of comic book news and opinion alongside the opinion piece. So, tough nuts Petey… if you want less politics in your mix, DON'T READ THE ARTICLE. :)

      • Mike Gold says:

        My sentiments exactly, Marc. Of course, my sentiments aren't the only ones that count towards establishing ComicMix policy, but you've got my philosophy nailed down perfectly. We run about, I dunno, 250 stories a month here covering all aspects of the popular culture world as it rotates around the comics enthusiast. That includes the real world. But if somebody doesn't want to read about that real world, I understand. It's no different from those people who don't want to read about the Star Wars cartoon movie or how Cheap Trick ripped off the DC go-go checks for their set and guitar design. There's plenty here on all fronts.Personally, I'd like to see a bit more political writing — covering views from the right. Thus far, nobody's stepped up to the plate. And with the election a few weeks away (I'm sure our political concerns will be lessened after the election; current events, maybe not so much), I suspect there will be less interest on the part of our columnists and commentators.MG @ the Baltimore Comic-Con

    • Michael Davis says:

      Pete,I'm assuming you are a new reader (or new enough not to have from been here from the start of my weekly rants) I made it crystal clear when I started that this was a popular culture column. My entire career in comics I have made it a point to try and get us more respect in the mainstream. To that end, this is an attempt to make sure that my one small voice (oh, ONE SMALL VOICE what a great name for a column!!) oh wait I think that's the name of a column used by fictional character in one of Ayn Rand's books. Darn-I brought up something that has nothing to do with comics. This may not be the time to bring up Objectivism, or anything else which does not deal with comics…or IS it? My position is that EVERYTHING at Comicmix has to do with comics. EVERYTHING. As an industry who's business plan is cannibalizing each other (Marvel is after the same audience as DC etc, etc) we should-no-WE MUST have a world view if we are going to viewed by the world as anything other than kid stuff and reach new readers.I spent an entire month talking about comics with my Milestone series and as much as I enjoyed that trip down memory lane that series was as much about business as it was about comics. My column last week was as much about time management as it was about my projects. My political views are just as much about my comics career as any other subject in this forum. As a creator what I create is shaped by my life. Can you imagine Watchmen or V for Vendetta or ANY Alan Moore project without his political views being in tow? I'm not on Alan's level by any means but you can bet when he's coming up with the next great story it would have been fueled by his distinctive point of view. For my money (which thanks to Wall Street is considerably less) the best stories are those which are written with passion and knowledge. Knowledge that comes from a WORLD view. As I said my view is that everything written at comicmix relates to the comics business in some way. Case in point-I write about Palin who is on RECORD as wanting to remove certain books from libraries. Comics are books. What's next-she wants to remove some of those? Removing ANY book in this country is not only an American issue it's an absolute comic book issue. It's not a huge leap to connect the two. Look-Comicmix does not talk down to it's readers. We ARE part of the mainstream. We are the part that bucks the system. I DO CARE about Marvel's big event this summer and all things (no most things) comics. I care and when something jumps out and knocks me out to a point I feel I should write about it I will. But you know what? EVERYBODY writes about that. So when I do write about some such event you can be sure it will have my distinct point of view and be well worth (I hope) reading.Lastly-this is NOT a comic book forum. It's a media forum and comics are in that mix. Hence the name comicMIX. Now there are plenty of other comics only sites where you can get your POW! ZAP! fix but I hope you stay here. Unlike some on the Right we care what others have to say. P.S. Mr. Gold-Above is my column for next week. I'll be on my yacht-oh I forgot I don't have one anymore because of the 'financial crisis' Oh well I'll be on my cardboard box…

      • Jeremiah Avery says:

        I believe the now appropriate response to Pete the poster would be "owned! – Property of the M.O.T.U."If I wanted to read puff pieces with no substance, I'd go to another site. However, I enjoy the depth within the articles on here. I may get berated for this, but there's more to life than just comics. If the article ties into comics, great. An article about censorship, the media, etc. is far more engaging and worth the effort to read than "Super Secret Infinite Crisis Wars, Part IV is the biggest event of the year!".

        • Michael Davis says:

          DID YOU SAY THERE IS MORE TO LIFE THAN COMICS?????? IS U STUPID???I'm sorry Jeremiah (still the coolest name in the history of names) prepare for THE DEATH RA…oh wait. I agree with you…damn.

        • Andrew Bergstrom says:

          Yeah, like Art never imitates life!"Art! Put down your pen and that George Perez splash page, or we'll have to start calling you Rob Liefeld!"Sheesh! You can lead an artist to good artwork, but you just can't get them to stop plagiarism.So, on to my point, like Mike alludes to real life affecting the world of comics like the domino effect (as opposed to the "Butterfly Effect.") What happens to the country can easily affect the authors and artists in how they shape their stories (not to mention how it affects the Editor who Captains the ship!) It trickles down like blood from a Wolverine claw struck wound on a villain (Woo! A Comic Book Reference!)Now, where are this week's comic releases, I need to retire to the reading room…

      • Alan Kistler says:


  5. Rick Taylor says:

    …or Bruce Wayne.Wait…isn't he dead this week?There, a comics discussion.

  6. Russ Rogers says:

    From here's Couric pressing Palin on a claim that McCain is the right man to "reform government" and Wall Street.Couric: “But he's been in Congress for 26 years. He's been chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee. And he has almost always sided with less regulation — not more.”Palin: “He's also known as a maverick though. Taking shots from his own party, and certainly taking shots from the other party. …”Couric: “I'm just going to ask one more time, not to belabor the point — specific example in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation.”Palin: “I'll try to find you some, and I'll bring them to you.”Somebody's got to tell Palin that doing an interview isn't a "Take Home Exam." No wonder she isn't being allowed near the press.

    • Alan Kistler says:

      It is kind of funny that the lady who looks like the school teacher on late night Cinemax also constantly gives the impression of not having studied for a test. :-)

  7. Jonathan (the other says:

    Why is the McCain campaign hiding Palin?Among other reasons, because although recently she denied ever having met the leader of any other countries at all, it was recently revealed that just last year she spent a week as governor of Alaska meeting with the president of Iceland, discussing geothermal energy. Last I checked, Iceland was a whole other country, with its own national anthem and everything! (I'm not sure, but I think the Icelandic national anthem is either "I'm Freezing My Balls Off Here", or "Lutefisk? Are You Freaking Kidding Me?")That's right – she can't even get her *inexperience* right!

    • Reg Gabriel says:

      "Why is the McCain campaign hiding Palin?"As the poster above captured portions of her abysmal Couric 'interview', Palin has induced deep cringing among even staunch Republicans. The gig is up and it's become abundantly clear to even the most stubborn elephant that McCain, Rove and co. threw her into the fray not because they cared for the well being of our nation but for political expedience.And I think that with the lapses that McCain has shown over the past several weeks, the pressure may be impacting him more than has been let on and he's likely to appear 'less than presidential' during the debate.Btw, did anyone catch that pre-address camera shot of Dybya??? Talk about 'deer in the headlights' visual. Not a good look to send out to the world. And yeah Mike… this crisis is absolutely one that was created and flourished under the miasma of the republican regime. But like always it's us 'average' hard working Americans that will tote the barge and lift the bale. Again.

  8. mike weber says:

    A Question: Does anyone here remember any previous comments from Pete Anderson?You may be – likely are – right about the results of using That Word about a black woman – unless, of course, you're a hiphop/rap superstar…

  9. liz g says:

    is it too late to comment on Palin here? This is unrelated, but after some googling I ascertained the following: Sarah Palin did not give birth to baby Trig. As a mother who recently had her fourth child: the more babies you have, the more hippo-like you become with each successive pregnancy. There is a photo online of Palin during her first pregnancy. She is an attractive woman, but she is HUGE. And that was her first pregnancy. Women who balloon during pregnancy balloon for EVERY pregnancy, and the older/more babies you have, the more you balloon. Fast-forward to the RNC…a 44 year old woman four months after her fifth baby? She would have taken up half the stage.Apparently Bristol Palin was absent from school with "mono" for the last five months of "her mother's" pregnancy. What is up? Did her daughter have a downs baby at 16? Then another pregnancy right after?

    • mike weber says:

      "liz g" said is it too late to comment on Palin here? This is unrelated, but after some googling I ascertained the following: Sarah Palin did not give birth to baby Trig.Ah, good old internet rumour-mongering.