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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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14 Comments

  1. December 11, 2010 at 10:27 am — Reply

    WOW…just…wow.

  2. Alisha Mynx
    December 11, 2010 at 10:31 am — Reply

    Oh no! Red ghosts!!

    (Before anyone gets in a huff, yes I know what it actually is)

  3. December 11, 2010 at 10:38 am — Reply

    Amazing!

    This is why I mine the treasures of the back issue bins, to find fun treasures like this. What issue is this from?

    • December 11, 2010 at 2:15 pm — Reply

      This is from Batman Family #3, from 1976. This one was written by Eliot S! Maggin…

      • Damascus
        March 12, 2011 at 3:34 pm — Reply

        My aunt just bought me a copy of Batman Family #1 at a thrift store the other day for $5.00. Along with 3 other first issues from 1973 and 1975.

  4. johnny
    December 11, 2010 at 11:14 am — Reply

    Batman vs. Monty Python?

  5. December 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm — Reply

    That’s…just too awesome.

  6. brenton8090
    December 11, 2010 at 12:52 pm — Reply

    Wait, when did Batman fight the Klan?

    Oh, now I get it.

  7. Slappy
    December 11, 2010 at 1:01 pm — Reply

    Bruce Wayne fought the clan in an annual of the late 80’sor early 90’s.

  8. Slappy
    December 11, 2010 at 1:02 pm — Reply

    Bruce Wayne fought the Klan in an Detective annual of the late 80’sor early 90’s.

  9. Jonathan Cadotte
    December 11, 2010 at 3:07 pm — Reply

    I didn’t expect that.

    …Sorry.

  10. TaZ
    December 11, 2010 at 6:33 pm — Reply

    I remember that issue. I think at the time I was one of the only people reading comics in my area that got the Monty Python joke.

  11. December 12, 2010 at 3:21 am — Reply

    Now that was definitely something completely different.

  12. ~wyntermute~
    December 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm — Reply

    “[…] a giant chicken. (Or was that Peter Griffin?)”

    Omg… I just saw that episode yesterday, as a matter of coincidence. I think I find the Spanish Inquisition to be the funnier of the two. :D

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