Beet Red

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31 Comments

  1. I dunno, if Rainn Wilson can play Dwight with a German accent and homicidal tendencies, I think he could work as the Red Skull.

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  2. Ι love the idea. It is so much out of the box, that it might actually work. And I love it when Hollywood transforms an actor to fit the part. Who knows, maybe we will be surprised.

    Imagine the subtle comedic chemistry with Robert Downey Jr. in "The Avengers"…

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  3. I will continue to champion Jon Hamm for Captain America. (And by "champion" I mean yell at the internet).

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  4. Isn't Krasinski better suited to play Bucky, Captain America's old sidekick? Or are they giving that role to Michael Cera?

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    • I think Ryan the Temp or Andy would be a good choice.

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  5. Jon Hamm could play any superhero. I always liked Kevin Smith's idea of a Batman/Superman movie with Jon Hamm playing both parts.

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    • He'd have to be holding a drink in his hand constantly. Then again, that's pretty much Bruce Wayne when he's not in the costume isn't it?

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  6. So Chuck's Captain Awesome is out of the question now? I was rooting for him, just because the namesake!

    -D

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  7. THE KGB WILL WAIT FOR NO-ONE!

    The office is a concentrated can of laugh. Captain America… That's the WW2 Anti-nazi progaganda superhero, right? Krasinski could do that.

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    • he could…

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  8. Red Skull/Dwight is probably the scariest and simultaneously funniest thing I’ve seen.

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    • he reminds me of the aliens from Mars Attacks.

      MEH! MEHHHH!

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      • Most annoying aliens EVER! (comic guy voice)

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  9. Nit-pick time! The correct spelling of that word is "dummkopf". Just thought you should know ;D

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  10. You really captured the essence of Jim well in the last panel.

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    • thanks. I got about a dozen reference photos to get the smirk right.

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  11. Red Skull Dwight I buy….Captain Jim, not so much. It's not the smirk–hell, I think Matthew McConaughey would be the best–it's just that I can't see has anything but Jim. Whatever he's in, he's Jim Halpert to me.

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    • So Captain America is gonna be stoned and shirtless the whole movie?

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  12. I'm only vaguely aware of both subjects in today's comic and it still made me laugh. That's the sign of a quality product.

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  13. Did you mean to spell "dummkopf" that way? Just wondering; you're usually good about proofreading the strip.

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    • "good about proofreading"?

      You must read it AFTER everyone else has already pointed out the typos.

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      • The fancy bastards ARE the proof readers 😉

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  14. What I find funny is that IIRC (and I haven't watched the Office in years), in that episode (The US Pilot), Michael does a Hitler Impression with a name tag.

    It all comes full circle.

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  15. Ho boy, where to begin? Joel, did you read the other actors in that io9 link? One of them is some douchebag from "Gossip Girl", and as I recall, Steve Rogers is the un-douche-iest super hero in the Marvel Universe! I would say Wilson Bethel, Michael Cassidy, and Mike Vogel are a better fit than Eyebrows McDouchebag. I would also be bold enough to nominate Chris Pine (Captain Kirk in STAR TREK) and Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester on SUPERNATURAL) in the title role, with Krasinski or Zach Levi (CHUCK) as Bucky. Otherwise, great comic today. You been keeping up with the Captain America comics lately?

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    • Ackles is PERFECT. Too bad half the actors are terribly cast. i'm suddenly terrified of this movie again.

      They had me at 'WWII setting' and 'nazi punching' and lost me at 'Gossip Girl'

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  16. PS = this comic is filled with super soldier win

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  17. But justplainsomething.blogspot.com is my favorite movie blog…. and it's mine!

    *shameful promotion*

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  18. Funny and you did a good job with the likenesses.

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  19. haha this makes me think of the big train jesus + satan office sketch, except better

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