The animated TV show and comic book, being co-developed by no less a superhero authority than Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee (pictured, right), won’t be out until next year, but this week EW offers an exclusive early look at Arnold’s cartoon alter-ego. “The Governator is going to be a great superhero, but he’ll also be Arnold Schwarzenegger,” Lee says of the semi-fictional character. “We’re using all the personal elements of Arnold’s life. We’re using his wife [Maria Shriver]. We’re using his kids. We’re using the fact that he used to be governor. Only after he leaves the governor’s office, Arnold decides to become a crime fighter and builds a secret high-tech crime-fighting center under his house in Brentwood.”
This has got to be an April Fool's Day joke. (Although after Stripperella, I am not 100% sure). But, it got me thinking about all the great comic book pranks that got pulled. In fact, I just read a tweet from letterer extraordinaire Chris Eliopoulus that says:
Yes, Chris managed to pull off font humor. (As did Google, go try and Google the world Helvitica today). But, I digress.
Over the years, there have been some great (and some not so great pranks) pulled in the comic world. (Mostly by the now defunct Wizard Magazine.) Enjoy:
Of course, this prank caused Fox to bash Wodner Woman in an interview, which pissed off a certain superhero known as Lynda Carter.