Paleolithic. I Looked It Up.

Posted on 17/08/2012 by


Who says comics never teach you anything?

Page from Hawkeye #01, by Matt Fraction and David Aja. Text over a series of images of Hawkeye taking a nasty fall: You cowboy around with the Avengers some. Guys got, what, armor. magic. Super-powers. Super-strength. Shrink-dust. Grow-rays. Magic. Healing factors. I'm an orphan raised by carnies fighting with a stick and a string from the Paleolithic era. So when I say this looks 'bad'? I promise you it feels worse. Then, over an image of him in traction in a hospital bed: "Got yourself pretty banged up there, Mr Barton ...shattered pelvis, three broken ribs, sprained you neck, cracked you fibia, left clavicle, right ulna... and you spleen nearly ruptured." / "Pssh. Thought you said I was hurt, Doc." Paleolithic. I looked it up.

Paleolithic. I have now learned as much from this single page as I have from certain exhibits in the four museums I’ve wandered through in the last few days. Although to be fair, some of those exhibits were entirely in Spanish…


Posted in: Kandace, Research