Note that in its truest sense, “unbelievable” doesn’t necessarily have a positive connotation. Then watch the above video?another bootleg from SDCC, sure to be taken down shortly?of part of the final fight between the Spirit and Sam Jackson’s Octopus. Again, I’m hardly knowledgeable on The Spirit, but was the beloved comic a goofy-ass slapstick comedy? I swear to god I saw this exact battle, blow for blow, in a Tom & Jerry cartoon. I’m surprised there wasn’t a gong noise or a slide whistle when the Spirit got whacked in the nuts. (Via Comic Book Resources)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.