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When Marvel sends out one of their teasers on a Friday afternoon with a picture of a monkey and asks “Who Is One Of The Most Exciting New Comic Characters of The Century?” we’re happy to play along.
Is the answer Scott Pilgrim?
Mmm… Frank Cho doing monkeys… Or is that an ape? Or a man?
I am so glad comics are FINALLY paying attention to monkeys.
Didn’t they play out Marvel apes to ever decreasing returns a few months ago?
Looks like some Mandrill reboot action. Psychic Mutant Baboon, IIRC. Red tie matches his ass, which may emit pheremones or something?
What’s stuck in those gun barrels? Might make it harder to shoot with them.
it’s the lead character in “Apest Night” the new universal cross-over where everyon who’s died only once comes back to Earth as an Ape. This one? He’s Uncle Ben.
BABOON NIGHT: NOIR
JIGO HOTSPRING: AGENT OF M.A.C.A.Q.U.E.
DACK MACAQUE: CRACKERJACK
…I’ll get my coat.
I’m glad to see Ampersand from Y the Last Man get some more work. And they say that there are no second acts in comics.
So is this what Peter Tork has been up to lately? Well at least the Red Ghost has been keeping busy…..
This might be that NEMESIS project Mark Millar and Steve McNiven new book that Millar was hyping and bragging about on his website a week ago.
I heard not too long ago that Marvel has launched some sort of a new “Iphone ape” that lets you read comics on a phone. Maybe this is it? I don’t know why you’d need an ape for that, but I don’t have a smartphone so what do I know?
Hmmmm, looks like Cho needs some lessons from Dave Johnson. Anywayssssssss, Dave Johson kicks ass!
I have simian fatigue. Enough with the damn dirty apes, dammit!
He’s The Ghost Chimp,
The Ghost Chimp,
The Ghostliest Chimp In Town.
A lab coat full of cheap cigars
Conceals his vivisection scars.
He’ll fill your day with merriment,
This former lab experiment.
He’s colder than an icicle,
He smokes and rides a tricycle.
Lord, Disney cannot fire Joe Quesada and his entire editorial staff soon enough.
Baboon, James Baboon.
Don’t care what Tabe has to say.
For the Beloved Wife, “monkey (always) = happy”.
Don’t ask. Can’t explain…
Hey! That’s Frank Miller’s SPIRIT. Now that’s a surprise. I really thought he was dead for good.
Dead? Is this a Baboon Zombie thing?
wishful thinking on their part…lol…its got to be agent frank cho!
Is that Moonboy?
DEVIL DINSAUR: NOIR? (DEVIL DINOIR? DEVIL DINOSOIR? DEVIL DINOSAUR: NOIR CE SOIR?)
Tee-heeing fanboy jokes about monkeys. Just what comics needs more of.
“It’s Time To Get SPANKED.”
‘Fraid not. Moon-Boy would never wear clothes, and had no facial hair.
My first thought was Mandrill, but that’s not a new character.
My only other idea is an ape version of The Hood.
My guess is that it’s a new take on Sun Wukong the Monkey King. I always thought he’d make great Spider-Man villan myself.
http://www.comicbookresources.com has the Feb X-Men solicitations up and the cover for Deadpool #20 has this monkey on it. He is called Hitman Monkey. Original….
Shouldn’t that be Hitmonkey?
James…. you sound surprised. Deadpool is derivative. His origin… Weapon X. His design and name… Teen Titans. His best issue…. #11, where he appears in a Silver Age issue of Amazing Spider-Man.
Sit back and enjoy the ride. It’s a guilty pleasure.
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