by Michelle Wilding in New Illustration on Friday 16 March 2012

If you’re not aware of the Neil Degrasse Tyson Reaction comics sprawling across the Internet by now, you ought to start paying attention because it’s frigging hilarious. Basically, it’s a rage comic character with the face of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson posing in a defensive gesture. To poke fun at arrogant and boastful comments posted on the net, the image is often associated with the catchphrase: ‘watchout guys, we’ve got a badass over here’.