Have I Got Epigones? (And Is It Catching?)

Fat Batman Doesn't Care What You Think - Comic Book School by Buddy Scalera

A Batman epigone

I learned a new word yesterday–epigone: a less-distinguished follower or imitator of someone famous. By “less-distinguished” I think they mean “a pathetic wannabe.”

Naturally the fifth thought that popped into my head was, “Hey! Have I got any epigones? Who are they? Where are they? How does anyone on earth wind up being called a poor man’s Lee Duigon?” I forget what the first four thoughts were.

Then I had a scarier thought. Does SloJo Biden have epigones? Crikey, I won’t be able to sleep tonight!

2 comments on “Have I Got Epigones? (And Is It Catching?)

  1. Epigone is a new word to me, too. It seems especially appropriate for our times! if we pass it around, a lot of people will be using it. Great Batman epigone!

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