Mrs Earth-Prime and I are away for a few days so, with the exception of a scheduled Mash-Up, it’ll be pretty quiet round these parts until mid-next week.
See you soon, people.
Saw a little article over at The Beat about officially licensed DC products like bottle openers and beers coolers.
While I agree with them that making Wonder Woman’s lasso the bottle opener is just genius, the one thing that struck me most was the art/packaging. There’s a couple of photos at the article but this one sums it up:
The art is very definitely late 70s/early 80s – Batman has a grey suit with the yellow oval around the bat; Superman is still in trunks; and Wonder Woman is her happy post-Lynda Carter self.
As we know, hero costumes are periodically redesigned to give them a new look/boost sales (Jim Lee, I’m looking at you) but surely this shows that it’s not really needed – people will recognise these characters even if you use art from 40 years ago.
Over here in the UK we have a supermarket chain called Asda (or, if you live in Wales like me, it’s referred to as Asdas) and somewhere along the line, I came across some new products they’re selling:
Officially licenced Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman burgers, with each burger shaped like the hero’s logo.
And hey, look at the variation – Batman gets your basic beef burger; Superman gets beef and cheese; while Wonder Woman gets beef, cheese and bacon!
Sorry, Bats, I don’t care if you offer me a side order Bat-sausage:
Wonder Woman’s got bacon. I’m off to Asdas on Themyscira.