having heard it after every Canes goal in the RBC, I think it’s pronounced “Woo!”
(the grin at the end of the clip gets me every time)
When you aim at the Superman you best not miss, son.
In the next issue, Nature Boy defeats his opponents with a variety of nut shots, back rakes, fish hooks, and the always popular Greco-Roman Eye Poke.
Truly, the dirtiest player in the game. (WOOOOO!)
And a figure four.
Man. I gotta buy MGK a beer now.
His legs are flesh colored on the cover, and he has yellow tights on the interior. They couldn’t even get his costume right.
Boy, did Rick Flair age poorly.
That is awesome. John Buscema no less.
Now if you have one where he fights someone with “Dragon” or “Steamboat” in his name, we’d be in nerd heaven. The names “Savage” or “Sting” would also work.
Now all we need is an issue of the Hulk where Banner asks somebody “what you gonna do brother when the 24-inch pythons run wild on you”
The 6th immutable law of Nature: To be The Man, you must beat The Man…and brother, you are not The Man.
And I, upon seeing the comic title, was expecting a comic with the words from a famous Eden Ahbez song.
He just doesn’t look right without the frilly sequinned bathrobe, though.
There was an Al Milgrom issue of the Hulk in the 80s where they actually said “Next issue: The REAL Hulkamania” or something like that.
It was after Byrne’s run just kinda stopped and they had him fight the entire Avengers.
The art is kind of stiff for Buscema. I guess his best stuff came later.
I wonder what I’m missing here. I don’t get the title or half the comments.
Thanks, Scavenger. I just glanced at the article as it’s something I have little interest in, but that’s okay. I was afraid I was missing out on some important comic-book references.
You were only missing out on some important professional wrestling references.
Thank you MGK. You are a good man and a credit to our hemisphere
On first reading, I thought this said “Mature Boy” — and I was like, he doesn’t seem to be all that mature.
Oh, “Nature” — it all makes a lot more sense. Wait, what?
Now he just needs to take off his costume and elbow drop it.
Ric Flair had his own comic book series?! Awesome! Whooo!!
The nickname does come from the song – Ric Flair, while legendary, is not the only “Nature Boy” to have trod the squared circle. According to Wikipedia (and thus IRL CANON), a match between Flair and “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel “in July 1985 broke Elvis Presley’s attendance record in Dorton Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, in July 1985.” “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers was perhaps the most famous in his day, and he lent the name to his friend “Nature Boy” Roger Kirby. There are more (can’t forget “The Black Nature Boy” Scoot Andrews), and, yes, the gimmick dates back to the time of the song’s popularity.
If you want to be the Superman, you gotta beat the Superman! Whooo!
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