AT4W: Comic Book Quickies #4

Once again proving that mass-produced products solve ALL the world’s problems!

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Atop the Fourth Wall is a show about bad comic books. Linkara finds the surreal and the stupid and breaks them down page by page. You'll know why they're idiotic and how they can be improved.

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50 Comments on "AT4W: Comic Book Quickies #4"

RockmanX3
Guest

The entire clone saga could have been avoided if Spider-Man just tossed twinkies at The Jackal and Dr. Octopus.

First!

The MegaNerd
Guest

You win this round RockmanX3. You win this round.

RockmanX3
Guest

Bwuahahahahaha!

MightyDavidson
Guest

Except it’s Norman Osborn who revealed himself as the true mastermind behind the clone saga, not Dr. Octopus. Aside from that, well played sir.

RockmanX3
Guest

Oh yeah, forgot about that. Spidey can still defeat Osborn with twinkies.

Undertaker91
Guest

No, its gonna take a mix of Hostess Fruit Pies and Cupcakes to beat Norman, hes very picky about his Hostess products

Brian D.
Guest

Now I’m wondering where Spidey keeps all these rather large treats in that skin tight body suit of his.

INCspot
Guest

Same place the Immortals from Highlander keep their swords?

RockmanX3
Guest

“It’s magic, we don’t have to explain!” – Joe Quesada

Ericthebearjew1
Guest

The spider symbol on his chest dispenses them?

mattwo
Guest

That sounds like a great toy gimmick.

Brian D.
Guest

Hahah, one part action figure, one part pez dispenser!

The MegaNerd
Guest

Could someone give me the link to the source Linkara is quoting at 8:27? I try to keep up with the latest idiotic statements and descisions from the DC comics monkeys…I mean executives.

RockmanX3
Guest

In addition to this, what year is that last commercial from? As an 80’s child born in ’78, I don’t remember that specific commercial.

aaronbourque
Guest

It’s actually from a while back. Specifically, the second to last sentence of the first paragraph, here: http://comicsbeat.com/mark-andreyko-taking-over-batwoman/

“[H]e went on to say that ‘Heroes shouldn”t have happy personal lives. They are committed to being that person and committed to defending others at the sacrifice of their own personal interests.'”

Ugh.

Dethhollow
Guest

Today, we learned that you must always carry Hostess Fruit Pies with you at all times so you can stop random construction workers from falling in love just because they forgot their cowboy boots. Also, they’re great for kidnapping children!

Thanks, Spider Man!!!

happymel
Guest

I just love this episode’s picture. I like that Into the Woods reference. That made me smile. This episode was really funny.

hebichan
Guest

How do you feel about the death of the hostess fruit pie spider-man recently? i immediately thought of AT4W when that happened XD

elthion22
Guest

I loved that bit, it’s probably one of my favorite things to come out of Spider-verse along with Daily Comic Spider-man

Trixie_is_best
Guest

Just one very stupid question on this especially with the Ad Comics, why is there no Hostess Fruit Pie Man/Captain Hostess or something? Heck, Jell-O and Kool-Aid has mascots as heroes there.

I guess it does not matter who the heroes face, either it be the Sinister Six, Hydra, or Kree army, if you have Hostess products, then you can stop them in their tracks. When the Earth is in danger, call the Avengers and give them tons of Hostess products. That is pure genius.

MightyDavidson
Guest

When you have folks like Superman and Spider-Man advertising your product, why would you need your own mascot?

Legene
Guest

There were mascots. Maybe even a comic or two…

http://midtowncomics.tumblr.com/post/50944346944/twinkie-the-kid-superman

shinn82
Guest

the romance comic story reminded of a shania twain song… 😛

SpeedyEric
Guest
Is there anything more fun than looking at those crazy short stories in comic books? Well, anything’s more fun than the site of Spider-Man reinacting Miley Cyrus’ Wreacking Ball music video on the title card. I thought a product named “Acme Boots” would give the person wearing them the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound. 8:44- What happend to you, DC. You used to be cool with the romance, and I’m NOT talking about the one you forced Superman and Wonder Woman in. 12:31- Well, there goes any chance of Spoony gaining ANY appreciation of the Final… Read more »
J. McBain
Guest

Now if only all of the world’s problems, can be solved with Hostess Twinkies!

JBONE30
Guest

I don’t think she was settling. She just ended up falling in love with someone after she got to know him instead of being attracted to him then finding out he was a total wanker.

katwalk
Guest

I’m laughing at your suggestion about the romance comic and asexuality because it actually is full of a lot of the things I realized (the anxiety, the forcing myself to find love) WAS actually me being asexual and trying to be straight and failing… I am glad I figured that out instead of continuing to date people because they were nice and objectively attractive like in the comic…

trlkly
Guest

Are you aromantic, too? The people I find the most fascinating are asexual but not aromantic.

lobsterzoidberg
Guest

Awesome. I love it when you do these.

Cyborcat
Guest

LOL, at the Hostess commercial at the end. If prepackaged junk food meets her “high standards”, I’d hate to see what doesn’t XD

redjirachi
Guest

Oh my God, its Crane Dad’s evil twin!

TragicGuineaPig
Guest

An Arrow to the Knee Joke?

FUUUS ROOO DAAAAH!

TragicGuineaPig
Guest

15:10 – Should have said that in the Crazy Steve voice.

halfsasquatch
Guest

@ 10:15 Those boots are clearly enchanted to give you +5 on intimidation checks.

Brehmstorm
Guest

Those Final Fantasy and Skyrim jokes were simply brilliant.

ThatGuyInTheHeadband
Guest

A part of me wishes they’d bring back the Hostess ads.

ZILtoid1991
Guest

Thanks for the love advice.

LikaLaruku
Guest

Yup, nothing says wholesome quite like Twinkies.

davestrider
Guest

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borinater3
Guest

”its ed, he’s everything ive ever wanted in a guy, except he doesn’t have a mechanical arm” XD

Minion of Yahtzee
Guest
For the first ad, couldn’t they have just used a member of the Wrecking Crew instead of this “Home Wrecker” guy? Yeah I know that they’re part of Thors rogues gallery but that didn’t stop DC from having Superman stop the Weather Wizard with the help of our old buddy, the Quik Bunny. Second, if those boots are from Acme I would have expected them to explode when Johnny West took two steps in those things. “Imagine” a word that the Toqugers have no concept of. The doughy guy was shortly murdered by rabid fans after he proved how Final… Read more »
ladydiskette
Guest

You just watch, someone is going to make a “Wrecking Ball” music video parody with Spider-Man in it XD

trlkly
Guest

Y’all are all making bad suggestion to replace the “Home Wrecker.” The comic only works if he’ someone using a machine with hand controls. He needs to be some sort of tech villain who doesn’t really have any personal powers and relies on machines.

That way, he is completely incapacitated when he grabs for the pies.

thekhan
Guest

Arrow to the knee joke? Way to be topical.

I think I also mentioned that last Hostess ad as making slightly more sense than the average one before

Ericho
Guest

It’s nice to see this again. Are your episodes getting shorter? I don’t know why. It does put me in the mood for Hostess. It’s been so long since those “where’s the cream filling?” commercials were around. I do miss those. I have no money to donate to you.

psycher7
Guest

Uh…is it just me, or does that title card look a bit…off? As in, looks like Spidey is giving a pole dance to Linkara. Seriously, that’s what I thought it was at first.

Frenchy McToast
Guest

Asexuals do fall in love and have romantic relationships, they just don’t have sexual attractions.

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