Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Lincoln Futura Memorial Edition


The recent sale of the 1966 Batmobile (for more than FOUR MILLION BUCKS) was a pretty spectacular moment for pop culture and collectible fans, but I can’t help but feel a little bit of sadness at the loss of the one-of-a-kind Lincoln Futura concept car.  (Yes, I realize that I am probably the only one lamenting the transmogrification of a Fifties bubble-top show circuit vehicle. I am occasionally inexplicably sentimental about weird things.)  Still, it’s an idea that resonates with comics fans as well, given that no matter how wonderful Gail Simone’s Batgirl is, there are fans clamoring for Cassandra Cain, waffling over Stephanie Brown, and even six or seven who still miss Betty Kane.  On a more heartbreaking note, I can’t help but feel sadness no matter how wonderful Karl Urban’s take on Leonard McCoy is, because it reminds me that there will never be another movie featuring DeForest Kelley.  I can think of half a dozen deceased characters (Thanks a lot, Joss Whedon) without whom new material from their respective ouvres would be different to the point of meaningless, all of which leads to today’s query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) reminds you that you can’t break an omelette without making a few egg-beaters, or something, asking:  What pop culture loss (fictional or otherwise) do you feel the most keenly?