Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Stupid Hero Quote


"No man can lick himself, Atom-- and that's what we were trying to do!"



Oh, how ribald! Once upon a time in comics, people could stay thing like this. Now we can't; I blame it on those Beavis & Butthead fellows.

Anyway, this quote is even more ironic that it seems at first...

who said it?

17 comments:

N said...

Plastic man?

Scipio said...

Heh, heh.

Nope. Nice, though...

Anonymous said...

Elongated Man?

Scipio said...

Nope!

Shon Richards said...

I want to say Wildcat. Because he's a cat. They lick themselves. Irony! Like rain on a wedding day.

Scipio said...

Clever! But not correct.

MarkAndrew said...

Hawkman, probably.

Jonathan Miller said...

I'm going to take a chance and say it was the Atom himself.

No, it doesn't make sense to me either, but I'm sticking with it. ;-)

Scipio said...

That's good "Silver Age" logic, JM!

But this quote is from the Golden Age (and it's not THAT ironic).

Duncan said...

Green Arrow? I have no idea.

Scipio said...

No, it's someone who would have been chatting with the Atom in the Golden Age...

Scipio said...

...a fellow JSAer.

Shane Bailey said...

Wonder Woman? (she was in the JSA right?, I can never remember)

If not my guess is the Spectre, Green Lantern, or Dr. Midnight.

Scipio said...

I must end the torture.

It's the Spectre, who as Hal Jordan recently "licked himself" as Parallax.

Shane Bailey said...

Ha it was my second guess? Do I win an Absorbascon No Prize?

Scipio said...

Sorry, Shane; how about just a "No"?

*chuckle*, as the Legionnaires used to say.

Shane Bailey said...

Ha Ha...

I guess I can settle with your continued blogging as prize enough.