Friday, October 07, 2005

Snark Free Theme Day for 10/7

Today's theme is "Let's Talk About Drugs," where a comic spend its time telling us how drugs are bad.

1. The first, and most famous instance, where Harry Osborn was popping pills to keep it all together. The famous "No Comic Code" issue!

2. Speedy the drug addict! This issue was pretty well-written, in the sense that it still holds up today.

3. Captain America - Drug Addict?!?!?! This was a story in the early 90s called Streets of Poison, where Cap realizes that he, too, is technically a drug addict (which is silly, if you ask me), so he decides to purge the Super Serum from his blood.

4. Born Again, where we see how Karen Page's drug addiction has led to her selling Matt Murdock's identity just for some drugs! Matt, nice guy that he is, helps her work through her problems.

5. Mary Jane's cigarette addiction. Nicotine counts, doesn't it? In any event, there's a big issue of Spider-Man where Peter gives Mary Jane this long speech about how smoking is bad. She realizes he is correct.

6. New Teen Titans did a classic story about Runaways that definitely touched on the theme of "Drugs are bad."

I must be missing some! Fill me in, folks!


Blogger Bill Reed said...

Isn't Cloak and Dagger's whole origin about bad drugs?

10/09/2005 9:12 PM  
Blogger Chris Arndt said...

Where Hourman was originally powered by ingesting Miraclo pills, an idea that seemed innocent and was treated benignly until the mid-eighties, his son got cancer from Miraclo and THEN dudes like Geoff Johns started this whole retroactive trail of pain where Hourman was a drug addict back in the forties.

Frankly I would suppose that most heroes, especially those with minimal super-powers, are adrenaline junkies.

10/10/2005 9:55 AM  
Blogger joncormier said...

Wasn't Batman and Bane addicted to Venom or whatever it was called?

Plus the Young Avengers current story has a "you don't need drugs to be special" vibe to it. Not to mention the reintroduction of an old villian.

10/11/2005 1:01 PM  

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