THIS IMAGE SET ME ON FIRE!!
WHY AM I ON FIRE?!?
Is doge the first legitimately good Internet meme? I think it might be.
I had to look up Wild Dog, having never even heard of him before (I’m not really much of a comics reader). DC really has a character, one who got his own miniseries, based in the Quad Cities? Really? I mean, really, really?
And there goes my last online refuge from this trend. I need to dial my curmudgeon level down at least fifty percent.
You are the reason Photoshop was invented.
I have no clue what this meme is.
Someone needs to know their meme then. I’m assuming that’s what it’s based on given that the new Wild Dog image is lifted from the Shiba Inu on that page.
Oh my god. I love it! Me and a friend had a joke that they should bring back Wild Dog with his own series, where he inadvertently teams up with other heroes and they all hate him. Even superman basically screams “And stay out of Metropolis!” after it’s all over.
I’m normally not one for memes – in general I find they get used by people in place of an actual joke, Scary Movie style.
I laugh every time I see a doge. I can’t explain it.
understanding this joke required more reading than I was prepared for.
But I have had my eye on Mad Dog for awhile and thought he woulda been a sweet guest starring character in Red Hood and the Outlaws (THE BOOK DC STOLE FROM ME!!!)
Hmm. Wild Dog could actually easily be slotted into “Arrow,” I would think…
Ah, the old and the new dogs meet.
I can’t help thinking of Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff when I see that cover for some reason. I think it’s the Comic Sans.
…and yet we’re STILL waiting for a Wonder Woman movie…
I want to know what poor bugger had to write those “meme” entries. Talk about grunt work….
Bonus points for whoever can tie this in with the Doge of Venice.
Yes, there really WAS such a thing.
DC really has a character, one who got his own miniseries, based in the Quad Cities? Really? I mean, really, really?
Really really really, and the character was even the subject of a dustup in The Comics Journal’s letter column, between the TCJ editors and the comic’s creators, after TCJ published a less-than-flattering interview. (My impression at the time is that Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty seemed to think that Wild Dog was an incredibly original character, despite Marvel having had the Punisher for over a decade at that point.)
Wild Dog had a feature in Action Comics Weekly, but it got repetitive, I thought. And really, I think repeated four-color bloodbaths were not helping that magazine. I’m not sure how long they kept it up, but I think he was eventually quietly retired in favor of more Deadman, Nightwing, Catwoman, and Phantom Stranger stories.
And when I see “doge” I do think Doge, as in “of Venice.” Is it meant to be “Dog E”?
Geoff Johns once mentioned on the old DC message boards that he had an idea for a Wild Dog revival. That made me afraid. Very afraid.
I expected it to have something to do with a dog who was given human level intelligence running around shooting people with MAC-10s.
Or, knowing Johns, some previously unmentioned relative of the original guy who also happened to be the grand-nephew of the original Vigilante (or Bulletman, or maybe Sargon the Sorcerer if those other guys were too on the nose even for Johns) who got crappy superpowers after being injected with dog DNA.
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