not that I have time for this--but I stumbled across the memory of "Condorman" today and it turns out that "Condorman" is one of the many movies where there is a comic book creator protagonist in the film.
"Protagonist" would be the last word I would ever slap onto any of the comic book creators I know, but it's rife in the popular culture - just off the top of my head there's the movies "The Hand", "Condorman", "Cool World", "Monkeybone", the tevee shows "The Bob Newhart Show", "Too close for Comfort" and I know that "The Cell", the book by Stephen King's got one in there - anybody else? Lets see if we can assemble a database of this crap - there's just too many to ignore, aren't thre?
What is it about my job that makes writers want to put it into their OWN fiction? I just sit around all day a freaked-out puddle of stress and nerves, getting fatter and less able to make decisions.