In a plot line inspired by Robert Frost's poem "Road Not Taken," fictional character Archie Andrews has already proposed to Veronica and will propose to Betty next month. I wonder what it would be like if other comics were inspired by poems... (Imagine dreamy music and blurry vision.)
"On His Blindness" -- John Milton
Spiderman is blind, worries about his moral value as a superhero, comes to a new appreciation for Spidey Sense.
"The Imperfect Enjoyment" -- Lord Rochester
Calvin and Susie finally do it, it doesn't go well. Probably because they're in first grade.
"The Waste Land" -- T.S. Eliot
The Green Lantern considers a stranger's childhood in Austria, plays game of chess HURRY UP PLEASE ITS TIME into the fire Power Ring Jesus Buddha Shakespeare your mom HURRY UP PLEASE IT'S TIME and we shall play a game of chess The Giant Puppet.
"An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot" -- Alexander Pope
Superman laments his status as the number one superhero because it means lots of annoying hero-wannabes are all up in his grill for advice.
"The Lady's Dressing Room" -- Jonathan Swift
While visiting Professor Xavier at his Westchester mansion, Angel accidentally walks in on Marvel Girl while she's changing. He finds out just how many pairs of Spanx are required to get her into the green body suit.
"Hollow Men" -- T.S. Eliot
Anthony Stark quits being Iron Man for a while, goes back to his company, but he's just middle management. It's not as fun as being a super hero and driving a sweet Audi. His alcoholism is less charming and more necessary
All those cat poems -- T.S. Eliot
Batman loses his brooding, grumbly side. Becomes jolly, whimsical, roly-poly.
"The Shield of Achilles" -- W.H. Auden
Steve Rogers becomes Captain America, except World War II is actually really terrible.
"The Tiger" -- William Blake
The Human Torch is in the forests of the night.
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