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Flavor Flav in comic book form

by Julia Ward, posted Dec 24th 2006 9:02PM
Flavor Flav comicI've never had an easy time resolving the two sides of Flavor Flav. On the one hand, you've got Flavor Flav - VH1's resident reality buffoon who single-handedly set off a public debate on 21st Century minstrelsy. On the other, you've got one quarter of seminal hip-hop act Public Enemy - the revolutionaries who dropped "Burn, Hollywood, Burn" on listeners. Public Enemy's debut comic book from American Mule Entertainment doesn't make Flav any less complicated, but it does give us the opportunity to see him deliver a flying sidekick into the face of an enemy combatant.

After freedom fighters Flav, Professor Griff and DJ Lord take on the terrorists, it's off to pick up Chuck D on the college lecture circuit where he's delivering a monologue that contains an indirect dig at Flav's chosen profession - "Is it your job to oppose what's thrown at you, to reason it out, or to behave like a Pavolovically-trained, programmed robot or dog slurping it up because it makes you feel better with yourself? Why do you think they call TV programming? 'Cause you the robot." I guess that makes me a TV-slurping robot. It's not too late for the rest of you, though. You can fight the power with the Public Enemy comic's second issue due out on Dec. 27.

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ken

in response to jeff,s remarks and any other person who thinks flav is some great person,i will let you know that i own and operate 2 biz and have very little time for t.v. but when flipping through channels one night i find this idiot who,s only goal in life is to use women and try to spread unprotected sex and the fact thats it,s cool to have 6 kids by multiple women then yes i get a little upset .every one complains about people on welfare and how kids have no dads or a stable home life that leads to crime and drug use and teen pregnancy .then i guess i would call this flav guy a loser i mean except for his musical acomplishments ,he is a nobody and i feel bad for vh1 for not having taste enough to know whats good entertainment and whats not-after all hogan knows best is good t.v. i don,t see hulk hogan having to get 6 different women pregnant to get rating and to keep himself in the limelight.i just think with shows and comics like flavs it shows how we are degrading as a society...hey i got an idea let make saddam or osama super heros and give them a comic book maybe super osama and the terrorist league,they could wear tights and little capes and go around fighting for the muslims way ...oh wait they are doing that....i guess...it,s time to get back to good old fashioned family values and stop trying to idolize idiots like flav.....nuff said

December 27 2006 at 2:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mother of a teenage son

First of all Flav is not a superhero. He's a super sperm donor! He has kids from different mother's and is expecting another one in Jan from what I read. What kind of a message is this old man really teaching our kids? Oh I know, run around and have all the unprotected sex you can. Have 6 kids just like me! I give him credit for what he brought to the hip hop world, but come on now! Thank god my son looks up to me and not some wacko on TV! People please supervise your children. We don't need them learning from people who exploit themselves on television just to make a buck!

December 27 2006 at 2:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Vicki

These comic books are actually meant for ADULT KIDS..(much like the Boondocks..)so all you Parents out there can relax,(if you are 'parenting) your children are safe. I personally did not follow the VH1 series; because in America you have choices, so if you don't like it you can turn the channel. However, if you decide to view the 'train wreck'...you need to get a life, and stop complaining.
And, as a final note I have to wonder what makes 'Flava Flav' any different than the 'Bachelor' series. People have different dating styles..once again, it's a FREE COUNTRY!

December 27 2006 at 1:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
R. Oliver

please no more reminders of how Flava Flav has sold out. I wonder what Chuck D thinks. Flav wasn't even a good rapper in public enemy, but he was an icon, a true icon that I think is being destroyed by media greed. *sigh* Makes me sad.

December 27 2006 at 1:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chuck Walton

Just Kill Me Now

December 27 2006 at 12:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jethro

I'd rather see a comic book about New York's mother, she's more interesting and prettier to look at...

December 27 2006 at 12:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeff

Ken, how could you call Flav the loser? It seems like you are because hes doing his own thing while you sit at home mad thinking about him. If you believe what he puts out is garbage then you and every other parent in America need to start parenting. I do think his behavior is bafoonish, however I understand whats going on. People in this culture love to see a train wreck. We watch it because nothing else is going on in our personal lives to fill the void.

December 27 2006 at 12:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
asksomebody

Flava Flaaaaaav!!!! In ya face!

December 27 2006 at 11:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John

Why would that idiot even rate minimal air time. How stupid can we get as people.

December 27 2006 at 11:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jon

Flavor Flav a freedom fighter? What's next, Paris Hilton as an intellectual superheroine? Yeah, right!!!!!!!!!! And maybe I'll suddenly win a trillion dollar lottery.

December 27 2006 at 11:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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