Tag Archives: Avengers

Vixen, Quiz Question Answers and Black Widow in the shower


What with the trifecta of nicotine withdrawal, calorie counting and excess exercise, I’ve been ignoring my responsibilities to my fanatic fan base. I’ve not made myself available as the stunning font of knowledge through the regular program we (how many of me are there?) like to call “Ask The Dwo.” Okay … okay … everyone stop laughing.


askthedwoThe reason that this upsets my longtime friend Tom Heintjes is two-fold. First he’s responsible for my DWO nickname (yeah, you pronounce it like it was a word … you say du-woh … it doesn’t rhyme with “two”) so he thinks he retains some control over its use. Second he disapproves of “the Dwo,” it is his opinion that my nickname should be “dwo” without the “the.”

Now that I’ve completely bored everyone who stopped by to read about funny books, let me say this to Mr. Heintjes. Get Over It.

None of this changes the goal of this humble program. Ask me a question. Any question. I’ll attempt to answer it. I can’t guarantee that you’ll like the answer. So put on your thinking caps. And if you’re stumped for ideas, you can always check out the BACKGROUND page for ideas. I’ve got an answering “Ask The DWO” post coming up next week. Continue reading


Filed under 2nd String Characters, Ask The DWO, Behind the Scenes, Gene Colan project, Quiz Questions

Another John Buscema gem to hold you ’til Monday

When looking for the art for the New Year’s Day post, I found this beautiful example of John Buscema’s work on the AVENGERS and I simply had to post it. TWICE AS MANY PAGES! TWICE AS MANY THRILLS.avengersking2


Filed under Fanatic General

John Buscema gets some 2009 Avengers New Years love

At just a little over a month old, this fanatic blog has certainly gotten off to a great start. For those of you who enjoy the “inside baseball” stuff, we’ve had 5,971 page views since Funny Book Fanatic launched in late November. Thanks to all of you who visit and enjoy my efforts. Tell your friends. It’ll only get better from here. happynewyear

John Busceman 1993

John Busceman 1993

In honor of 2009, I’m going to be taking a taking a little extra time for myself. But before I go … don’t think I’ve forgotten my promise to tell the Stan Lee/John Romita Sr. story about freezing in Hawaii. I’ll get to it here in a week or so, but in the meantime there won’t be any updates on this site until the next Miscellaneous Monday (Jan. 5, 2009). So enjoy this mini-tribute to two of my favorite things about comics, John Buscema and The Mighty Avengers. Continue reading


Filed under Behind the Scenes, Fanatic General, Fanatical History

Furry Fanatics of Fame

askthedwo1In response to my ASK THE DWO post yesterday, there was an interesting question that will be answered here, but it also brings up another question which I’m going need some help with from the FANATICAL readers here.

PAUL asks …

“When does hair become fur? I mean, what is the dividing line? Is it just a species thing, or can you find hair and fur on the same creature?”

DWO answers …

There seems to be a lot of difference of opinion on this one, but as best as my research can uncover there is no scientific difference. The Inhuman’s Medusa has hair, the X-Men’s Beast has fur. One definition I found said:

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Filed under Ask The DWO, Trivial Fanatics