Sunday, September 24, 2006

Lost on Mars

IGN has posted pics of their picks for the Top 50 DC and Marvel Comics Covers of 2006. I couldn't help but notice that No. 49 on the DC list is the Magnificent Kevin cover that I defaced last week.

Also, No. 29 is the Adam Hughes' cover of Catwoman #51, which hit comic shops on January 25, 2006 -- the same day that the "Donut Run" episode of Veronica Mars premiered. What do these 2 things have in common? Why, Hurley's cursed numbers from Lost, of course (now known as the Valenzetti Equation). The numbers appear in Catwoman's mug shot and on the fortune cookie message that Veronica receives from Duncan.

(Can you tell that I'm ready for the new season of Lost to start already? We watched the special features from the Lost Season 2 DVD set at Cap'n John's last week, and now I'm more anxious than ever).

Considering that the "lucky numbers" printed on fortune cookie fortunes are intended to be used in lotteries, it's fun to imagine what might have happened if Veronica had actually played those. Would her luck have gone all to hell, like Hurley's did? (And how would she distinguish that from her everyday life?)

Would she now be investigating the Hanso Foundation's presence in her hometown of Neptune? And how many fanfic writers have already beaten me to the punch on this? (I'd Google it to find out, but I don't really want to know the answer). What I do know is, if anyone on television is resourceful enough to get the Lostaways off that island and back home, it's Veronica Mars. And seriously, we can't have that.

1 comment:

Don said...

Is that a real picture? I like her already.