Avril Lavigne fights a lobster, mourns tie-wearing dog (mumble mumble, lesbian content)

In her new song Rock N Roll Avril Lavigne revisits Sk8er Boi by way of Def Leopard and Joan Jett, and it’s… a pretty limp track, to be honest.  It’s a pre-fab hit in waiting, with too-pat girl power exultations, and it’s going to curl up in darkest region of your brain for a month of surprise!torture. (B the B, Sudoko cures earworms!)

The video though, a Tank Girl/Sy Fy masterpiece of camp, is a bratty sendup of the eternal girl herself. Avril smirks, flips off the collective Man, and battles knife-wielding lobsters, baby dolls, and bearsharks, in the name of rock and roll. Sure, Avril’s girl’s-own-rebellion is a bit silly in the face of her marriage to terminally uncool Chad Kroeger, but… Billy Zane rides a rocket-Segway, ok? Blah blah, the constructedness of pop punk.

Reaction to the video has been all about the stunt-kiss Lavigne shares with that woman, who played that girl, way back when in The Wonder Years, and hey wow, look at those Sin City-style title cards. (Oh bless).

But more important for comic book fans is this as yet unasked question: would you read that comic?

Let me break this down for you:

1. Somewhere beyond Thunderdome, a fourth wall breaking Avril Lavigne…

2. Battles land-bound bearsharks…

3. Using a chainsaw-guitar, a tiny knife, and her fists.

I’m pretty certain that I would read that comic, but you should decide for yourselves.

Megan Purdy

Megan Purdy

Publisher of all this. Megan was born in Toronto. She's still there. Philosopher, space vampire, heart of a killer.