June 9th, 2007

The Zombie

Sorta pantsless

June 8 -  Back to this month's revealing topic of pantslessness.  As I look over the assemblage of comic book character names that I've gathered, I realize that I've chosen them in a manner that can only be described as willy nilly.  Many pantsless beings were rejected.  First, there are several "sorta pantsless" comics characters, you know.  While they may technically be sans-pants, one factor or another kept them off of this month's list.  Some, like Bender or Robotman, are more appropriately something like devices, existing outside the comfort, moral, or protective needs that pants traditionally provide.  Others, like Mr. Natural and Zippy The Pinhead, may be pantsless, but sport a kilt or muumuu that effectively covers, um...enough.  Then there are the famously, but also seldom, pantsless, like Homer Simpson and Britney Spears (oops...she's a real person, not a comic book character...in spite of all evidence to the contrary).  Speaking of Britney, there are also many, many, MANY "naughty girl" characters who were designed to be pantsless, but I chose to leave most of them off of this list so that I could maintain a PG rating, and because I could probably fill a hundred monthly lists with their names alone.  Even more strangely, I have decided to include some characters who are more like things than beings, but chose to ignore others who are very similar.  For example, Swamp Thing is on the list (June 23rd) because he is, presumably, anatomically a male, and he consorts with plenty of clothes-wearing characters, while Man-Thing and The Heap are not on the list because...well, because I felt they were mindless clumps of animated glop that barely had legs upon which pants could be slipped.  I also included characters that are very often, but not always, pantsless.  Check them out on the 9th, 13th, 14th, 18th, and...oh...I just realized that the 28th's character is wearing a dashiki similar to Zippy's...but it is much shorter, so I guess I'll leave him on the list.  See?  Willy nilly!  Well, I have a lot of work ahead of me (two small paintings and a figural map of the area) to complete yet tonight, so I'll just wrap this up for tonight with your Pantsless Comic Book Character of The Day - Howard the Duck!