Monday, March 13, 2006

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

You know, it's a little known fact of comic book science...



that Kryptonians invented Nair.

Or, as I'm sure they must have called it, "super-depilatory solution". That's pretty impressive, particularly for a species that never invented the bathroom door.

And look how rapturously impressed Joon Cleev-Ar is in the background:

"Now I can finally be rid of my husband's hideous back and bum furr!
It's been like sleeping with a three-eyed Kryptonian babootch!"


Anyway, given that, I'm sure it was merely natural Kryptonian genius that led to Superboy to re-create the discovery:


And if Lex were REALLY smart, he would have focused on bottling that gas, because a way to instantly and permanently remove unwanted hair would be a platinum mine.

13 comments:

Jim said...

Bald people are dumb.

(I would kill for some of that gas.)

Dave said...

So how come Lex kept his eyebrows? Seems like Mr. Sooper-Genius should have analyzed that little phenomenon.

It's still the stupidest motivation for a life of crime ever. "You made my hair fall out, so I'm going to devote the rest of my life to unsuccessful attempts to kill you."

Lex needs a hobby. Seriously.

Marionette said...

And it's Superboy's fault that he can never recreate his experiment, not Lex's fault for failing to document his work properly, oh no.

Chuck T. said...

Where do you get such wonderful scans? Do you touch up the color yourself? I ask because I've read these issues in the old DC Digest reprints, which have print quality slightly worse than a Bazooka Joe comic.
(And honestly, I miss the days when comics were cheap because the paper that pulp cheap and grainy.)

Scipio said...

Archive Volumes, Chuck.

There's a reason they ain't cheap!

Chance said...

HA! Funny as always.

JP said...

You rat! Your sense of humour blew a laughter explosion across my cube farm, causing my fellow-farmers to look up in dismay and request me to behave in a more discrete manner in future.

And I'm still not bald. Hmf.

Scipio said...

But... it was an accident!

Okay, okay; I confess, I meant to do that...

Ken S. said...

I always liked the Superboy-made-Lex-bald motivation. Sure, it's dumb, but it's also a nice symbol of emasculation. Once, Lex was merely a "criminal mastermind"-- butr once they establ;ished his origin, he became a much more insteresting character.

Oh, and the reason the eyebrows stayed-- they're fake. Lex was already shaving them off and painting them back on. He'd have gotten arounf to mutiple piercings if not for Superboy's accidental intervention.

Kevin Church said...

Vis-a-vis the Luthor/Superman conflict: It's not about baldness.

The Fortress Keeper said...

It's more than just the hair!

You can see it right in the final panel - "You were jealous of my genius! So you deliberately brike those bottles and destroyed my formula, which was the result of thousands of experiments!"

The baldness was just the visual representation of Luthor's failure, which he was too egotistical to accept responsibility for!

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