Thursday, 12 June 2014

Strange Sports Stories

Over on the Whoblog I mentioned aliens wanting us to play in the Worlds Cup, referencing a similar Superman Adventures story. Which apparently in turn references a short-lived comic series DC put out in the 70s, mixing the classic nerd genres of fantasy/SF/horror with, obviously, sports. I am not hugely surprised that it didn’t take off, since it slams right into the dividing line between Nerd and Jock in a way that something like Roy Of The Rovers does not.

But from a different direction, this has the makings of a great Ghostbusters adventure. Possibly like this one. Monsters doing everyday stuff is part of the appeal of urban fantasy.

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