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No. 2030: Garfield Plus Fan Rage

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Garfield Plus Fan Rage

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=2030

Strip by: Lubaf

{Garfield opens his mouth, and a cupcake falls in}
Garfield: {As Jon looks on in shock} To quote Joe Quesada: "It's magic, we don't have to explain it."

The author writes:

Joe Quesada is, quite possibly, one of the most hated men in comic books, for one simple, and moderately confusing, reason: One More Day, a miniseries he (as editor of Marvel comics) demanded occur, which resulted in the retconjuration of Peter Parker (AKA Spider-Man) and Mary Jane Watson's marriage. And then, to make matters worse, when people asked how this retconjuration worked, as it violated the previously established rules of how magic worked in the Marvel universe, responding with the above quote. (Atop The Fourth Wall, a video webseries that reviews comic books, would later make much hay of this, repeatedly refusing to explain how the lead character's magic gun worked with "It's magic, I don't have to explain it." (before, eventually, explaining it), thereby adding to the original quote's infamy on the Internet.)

I considered instead referencing the memetic phrase "It's magic, I ain't gotta explain [expletive]", but felt that this was more family-friendly.

[[Original strip: 2014-07-05.]]

Original strip: 2014-07-05.