As I wrote earlier, I plan on tracking down all of the Neal Boortz references in Ultimate Spider-Man. Artist Mark Bagley is a fan of the show and occasionally slips a reference to Boortz into Ultimate Spiderman. I thought I could get to all of them tonight, but I’d forgotten how many issues there are of USM.
Here is the page that Boortz referred to on today’s show. Behind Doctor Octopus is a van with the words “Boortz Buns”.
Bagley makes a few more references to Boortz, the show, and his libertarian views. Hopefully I can get throught the rest of the issues in the next couple of days.
WOW! What a day of traffic it’s been after getting a link from the Boortz show. Thanks to the Boortz crew for the link, all of the listeners who have visited and commented, and to my host, Blue Virtual, for handling the traffic without a problem.
I’ll just keep adding any Boortz-related stuff to this thread rather than spread it out. Here are two more, and I still have a lot of issues to get through.
From Ultimate Spider-Man # 20, a pretty clear reference to the Boortz flagship radio station.
And while this one isn’t a strict reference to Boortz, thought I’d throw it in anyway. From USM # 10:
Yeah, I know, it’s not a direct reference to Boortz, but I still think it’s nice to see in a comic. Plus, it has a certain authenticity that a high school student is reading it, as I’ve noticed Rand’s work seems to have it’s biggest influence in the teenage and college years.
And a couple more:
USM # 64
I’m betting that said “Boortz” before the text was put in.
USM # 87
And another reference to the Boortz show’s flagship radio station.
Well, that’s all I could find folks. No reference to the FairTax, but who knows what will be in Spider-Man’s future. If I see anything more, I’ll post it.