Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Subtlety, Thy Name is (Not) Persuader

Now this is just silly, yanking some guy out of his stall in front of everyone. The Persuader's going to get thrown in jail before the week is up if he keeps doing stuff like this. Also, this is how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines "persuade":
to move by argument, entreaty, or expostulation to a belief, position, or course of action

The Persuader is doing none of that. Instead, he's just being a mindless thug doing something that's more like extortion than persuading. Unless his name is supposed to be some sort of ironic, though I doubt he has the mental capabilities to be so clever.

TIL: The newspaper salesman is neat.

2 comments:

jvwalt said...

Well, the Persuader is somewhat more menacing than Hugo the Idiot Chauffeur, but really, the only thing he's persuading me of is that Spider-Man is a completely lame comic strip.

that guy said...

I liked the fact that instead of donning his costume in panel one, Peter has instead decided to fight crime wearing his Spider-Man hooded sweatshirt he found at Wal-Mart for $11.99.