Crutches
September 16th, 2011

Crutches

That’s what I thought her name was until maybe two years ago.

Silhouette, the partially paralyzed member of the New Warriors, girlfriend of Night Thrasher, maybe the first (only?) handicapped minority super-hero and I seriously thought her name was Crutches.

I would normally say I’m an idiot. But a lot of my childhood was spent obsessing over making it into the Burger King Kid’s Club. To me, it was the Ivy League of shit marketed directly at me. I didn’t even give a fuck about eating there, I just wanted to be in a cool club.

One of the fictional members of the BK Kids Club? A dude in a wheelchair. Named Wheels.

So, I blame society basically.

-cof

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  1. Edward

    “Silhouette, the partially paralyzed member of the New Warriors, girlfriend of Night Thrasher, maybe the first (only?) handicapped minority super-hero”

    Beth Chapell (Doctor Midnight) from Infinity Inc. predates her by five years but she’s so often overlooked that I’m not surprised you don’t remember her. There’s probably someone that predates them both.

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  2. Jason

    It took me about ten seconds to get the joke. That’s very clever. Kudos.

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  3. Markus Seaberry

    Nice strip. I had forgotten about Silhouette. I was a big New Warriors fan during the initial Nicieza/Bagley run.

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  4. Lugh

    Since when is is Lois Lane dating Jonathan Carroll, awesome writer of such modern fantasies as Land of Laughs and White Apples?

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  5. Brad Curran

    “I had forgotten about Silhouette. I was a big New Warriors fan during the initial Nicieza/Bagley run.”

    Same here. This is probably the first time I’ve seen her outside of those stories.

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  6. MartiniManJoe

    I thought i was the one who thought her name was “crutches”

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  7. hayduke666

    I had to Google “Burger King Kids Club Wheels” to see if you were making that shit up.

    You weren’t.

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  8. JoJo

    So? Did you make it? If not, who do you have to sleep with to get into the BKKC?

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  9. MartiniManJoe

    Did anyone hear it was Chris Haley’s Birthday last week

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  10. Brainy Pirate

    Who’s the guest artist for this strip?

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  11. JJ

    Why the fuck does her costume include boots with high heels? What person reliant on crutches just to get around wears high heels??

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