Sunday, October 02, 2005

I want Elektra Barbie

If anyone is wondering what to get me for christmas and can't find a copy of Sun Girl #2, here's an alternative option: Elektra Barbie.

I don't know what it is about Elektra Barbie that makes it the pure distilled essence of absurdity. I think it's a lot to do with the incongruity of the wholesome, whitebread, superficial, blonde cheerleader, always trying on wedding dresses but never quite getting married, coupled with the ninja assassin steeped in blood.

Okay, so I've had my doubts about her little "sister" Shelly for a long time. The age gap between them is clearly so large that it seems far more likely that Shelly is really her illegitimate daughter and it's all been hushed up in the way these things are. But it's still a bit of a leap from teenage pregnancy to hired killer.

EDIT: I did finally get one of these, some time later.


Anonymous said...

Y'know, when I first saw this in the Comic Store, I really had a "What the hell....?" minute. Barbie and ELEKTRA???? Seriously? Wow. That's just... SERIOUSLY??? Does any body at Mattel do research? I mean, with the sai, and the stabbing and the blood and death? Really? Ok....

and the the Poision Ivy one, which I suppose isn't too bady, y'kow with all the POISIONing and stuff. No stabby (except for thorns) there but still.

I know the characters are well more well know then others, but they aren't really "good" guys are they? And with the all american Babie Ideal? Doctor Barbie. CEO Barbie (of a good corporation I reckon), Vet Barbie and now Stabby Barbie.

I still would have loved to see an Barbara Gordon "Oracle" Barbie, myself.

Anonymous said...

The best thing: Barbie with sais.