AVENGERS #291-293: Brundlefly.


David Cronenberg’s remake of The Fly, starring Jeff Goldblum, is one of my favorite love stories.  It’s about a weird, very Jewish looking science nerd (Jeff Glodblum) who manages to get a woman way, way, WAY out of his league to fall madly in love with him.  And the more she loves him, the more he transforms into a monster.  Until, eventually, he’s eating his food by digesting it outside his body and murdering people who don’t get their names above the title, and generally acting like a tool.

In this Avengers arc, the first by the great Walter Simonson, the same story occurs with the genders reversed.  Marrina, a wispy little green bobble headed chick, is taken by the ultramasculine perfect-example-of-a-man (except for the anklewings) to a big fancy party where she eats some bad fish (literally) and transforms into a devastating monster.

And in the end, Namor sticks a sword in her and kills her.


I’m hoping Jeff Goldblum plays Subby in the movie.

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