Monday, September 03, 2007

An Inhuman Dog Thing

As much as I'd like to, I can't afford to keep up with everything, so I haven't been reading Silent War, but from the looks of this page, the Inhumans have reached new depths of obnoxiousness:

So they take poor Lockjaw back because they're now at war with Earth, and promptly, pointedly go back to ignoring the poor pooch. He had a nice, comfortable loving home, but the weasel-ass Inhumans had to snatch him back-the fuckers! You see, a couple of years back, in the Thing #5, the Thing adopted Lockjaw. The story started out in the Hidden City of Atillan, when lockjaw got a piece of granite debris lodged in his pelt from Karnak's barehanded granite block splitting practice. The giant dog went to each of the royal family in turn seeking help, but they all shooed him away. Lockjaw then teleported to the Baxter Building to be similarly dismissed by the Fantastic Four, until he got to the kind-hearted Ben Grimm:



Eventually, The Inhumans showed up to retrieve their pet, but Lockjaw had his own ideas about that:


So Lockjaw is the Thing's dog, damn it! That rotten little brat Luna doesn't even want to play with the big galoot. Luckily for him, Lockjaw is a teleporting giant dog, so he can come and go as he pleases. Just look at those two playing catch...I'm not even a dog guy, and that melts my blackened heart. Current issues of Fantastic Four haven't mentioned Lockjaw at all, so I like to think Lockjaw has been teleporting back to Earth to hang out with his real master, Benjamin J. Grimm.



Mark Millar may go out of his way to dismiss the whole thing once he starts writing Fantastic Four -"Honestly, a dog! What was I thinking?"- but we live in hope that that development will pass under his radar completely. If anyone is reading Silent War, and can offer additional Lockjaw-related news or insights, please do so in the comments!



5 comments:

LurkerWithout said...

What makes it worse is that Lockjaw isn't a dog. He's just another Inhuman and thats what the mist stuff did to him. But everyone STILL treats him like a dog...

Unless that was retconned away I guess...

Brian Hughes said...

I think that was written off as a prank.

David the G said...

I think that was written off as a prank.

It was - in Peter David's X-FACTOR

The Mutt said...

A prank? Bwah! Who pranked who?

Chris Tolworthy said...

Five months late, but never mind. Thanks for a great post about my favorite Marvel character. It's funny that people say "Lockjaw cannot be intelligent coz that would mean the inhumans were behaving inhumanly." But as you point out, they do behave inhumanly all the time! Anyway, if you want al the dirt on the "can Lockjaw talk" controversy, check out http://www.enterthestory.com/lockjaw_talks.html