June 15th, 2009

Hercules

Raging...Lion?

This is weird. I watched Raging Bull for the first time and then I read the Astro City story "In the Spotlight".

It is...eerie how much the stories resembled each other. Who would've thought middleweight champion Jake LaMotta would have anything to do with a cartoon lion brought to life by a mad scientist and living in a world of superheroes?

Huh, and they both made the scene in the late 40's. I wonder if that was intentional on Busiek's part or if I'm noticing the similarities because I saw them both so close to each other. I'm not sure, but I'm too busy being squicked out by the fact that they BOTH got in trouble with the law because they got physical with a 14 year old girl (and the fact that it was a lot worse in the lion's case).