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What Were They Thinking?! [Paperback]

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We hijacked some old 1940s and 1950s comic books and re-wrote the word balloons to make them funny! It's WHAT'S UP, TIGER LILY? for comic books, or comedy in the vein of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000.

Featuring a stellar array of creators, including comic book legend Keith Giffen (Justice League International, Lobo), Tranformers screenwriter John Rogers, Eureka TV show creator Andrew Cosby, X-Men writer Joe Casey, and Eureka series writer Johanna Stokes.

Featuring a cutting, irreverant sense of humor that refuses to honor boundaries and has no problem cranking the sarcasm past the point of biting, WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?! proved to be a surprise sleeper hit that snuck up on the comic book market and painted a mustache on its upper lip while it was sleeping.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 18, 2008
Publisher   BOOM! Studios
ISBN  1934506079  
ISBN13  9781934506073  
UPC  894340001250  

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More About Keith Giffen

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Summit, NJ resident KEITH GIFFEN has 30 years experience in the business writing LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES and JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL, as well as creating fan-favorite characters like Lobo, Trencher, and Ambush Bug.

Lafayette, LA resident KODY CHAMBERLAIN illustrated ?30 Days Of Night: Bloodsucker Tales' for IDW. The ?30 Days Of Night' film hit theaters in the fall of 2007.

Chee lives and works in Malaysia. His first American comic book work was an adaptation of George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD with Steve Niles of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT fame.

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1Books > Bargain Books > Literature & Fiction > Fiction
2Books > Subjects > Comics & Graphic Novels > General
3Books > Subjects > Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > General
4Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Humor > Satire, Classic
5Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Humor > Satire, General
6Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Comic

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What were they thinking? Not much, apparently.  Jun 26, 2008
I picked this up at a local bookstore & almost purchased it sight unseen, but a little voice inside me told me to flip through it first. I'm really glad that I did. The book was unbearably dull, made even worse by the fact that it was supposed to be funny. WWTT dug it's grave even further by comparing themselves to MST3K, one of the funniest shows ever. Maybe MST3K wasn't funny all the time, but they hit the mark more often than not.

The book itself *looks* nice, with glossy pages & relatively decent reproductions of the old comics. It's easy to see that the original comics themselves were not very good to begin with, but that would only mean that there would be more to poke fun at. Unfortunately the "comedy" reads like a group of fourth graders thought it up over their lunch break. There is maybe a brief chuckle, but believe me... that's one chuckle when you are supposed to be laughing at the entire book. Even when the writers try to put a new storyline in, it never fits well. The entire project is just incredibly shoddily done. My grandmother could write a funnier parody & her comedy appreciation is limited to reruns of HeeHaw.

The company review for the book gives itself way too much credit. They say that it pushes boundaries, but it doesn't. In fact, the humor is so tame that it appears that the writers went out of their way to be PC. Toilet humor isn't necessarily a bad thing & sometimes you have to offend in order to be funny. What's even more dissapointing is the amount of decently talented people who sat down to write this. You'd think that with that many people that it would be at least somewhat funny, but it wasn't. Don't believe the review. You are better off reading the phonebook. It'll be funnier & cheaper.

Would I recommend this? Never, not even if the creators paid me to. The uninspired writing, the incredibly weak jokes, the ill-fitting storylines... I really want that time I spent reading it back.

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