Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Things That Made Me Happy...

in my comics this week.

  • God Squad collectible cards.
  • Are there really women who'd rather kick your ass then talk things out, and, if so, aren't they terribly, terribly popular?
  • "Inertia". Tom Peyer is a very clever man and you should read his comics.
  • Kids; they grow up so fast, don't they, Wally?
  • C'mon, Batman; even I knew you were about to get throttled!
  • "Define 'okay'." If you're not reading SuperFriends, you're missing some of the best characterization on the stands.
  • B-black Canary... being a.. a leader? In two different books?! I almost fainted!
  • I can't believe a read a comic where the villain is Ding Dong Daddy; and I loved it.
  • "Did she use kryptonite?" God he's such a moron.
  • When Batman tells you to clean your cave, you do it.
  • Superman baking a loaf a bread... the size of a factory.
  • Firestorm pulls a Jordan.
  • Kirby is a good name for a dog.
  • Don't knock her up? I can't believe I read that. I can't believe he said that. Not even him.
  • So, from whom do you think Vixen borrowed the ability to make her ariolae disappear? Hawkgirl, maybe?
  • Wow; don't **** with Catwoman. Will Pfeiffer is a very clever man and you should read his comics.
  • "Who in their right mind would build a remote-controlled pie?"
  • Red Tornado = peeping tom.
  • Aqualad gets some advice.
  • So, are Deadman and Green Arrow the most perfect pair, or what?
  • Poor, sweet, Donna!
  • Not to be mean, but it really is refreshing to see Superman knocked out in one punch.
  • "No! Don't open the plastic!" I think I laughed for a solid minute when I read that.
  • Superman and Hal Jordan giving relationship advice, in their own specials ways.
  • "How long have we worked together?" Um, maybe six issues or so?
  • Cho = Hylas. Brilliant. FredVan Lente is a very clever man and you should read his comics.

26 comments:

totaltoyz said...

Are there really women who'd rather kick your ass then talk things out

That's right, you didn't get to meet my wife when we were in DC.

Sea_of_Green said...

>Are there really women who'd rather kick your ass then talk things out, and, if so, aren't they terribly, terribly popular?<

Why, yes! Thanks for asking! ;-)

-- Sea

naturline said...

That beautiful… enchant to me… I must spend more times this way.
Thanks

Patrick C said...

I'm usually pretty good with this, but where did Superman bake a giant loaf of bread? Super Friends?

And the dog named Kirby and the "Don't open the plastic!" lines - I have no clue on those.

(And Canary's only a leader until the big 3 show up anyway!)

Oh, and when did Hal take back his Justice League spot from John?

elbichoemboscado said...

I think FRED Van Lente is a very pissed man right now.
You recommended to read the commics of his evil twin TOM.

¿Ding Dong Daddy? I don't know who he is but I really love his name.

Scipio said...

Patrick: yes, that's all from SuperFriends which is currently The Best Title You're Not Reading.

And I was referring also to her strong leadership in JLA this month, where she politely dismisses Superman and Wonder Woman's attempts to counter-judge her.

ELB;
Oops, that's what I get for fast typing; I'll fix that and, my apologies to Fred (and, er, "Tom", too)>

Ding Dong Daddy is one of the Teen Titan's earliest foes.

Journals said...

Personally, I was kind of hoping the "did she use kryptonite" line was a joke...

I hope.

The Thing That Walks Like A Man said...

In the spirit of your lists, these things made me happy...

) I happen to think that Ammo, Explosives, And Ghosts would be a great band name. Or a drive-in exploitation flick that demands to be made.

) Punch & Jewelee, the best husband and wife duo in villainy, together again

) "Dodgeball with The Enforcers".

) A writer (Mr. Peyer) actually remembering Grodd's "Force Of Mind", and what it can do.

) "Terrarium Time with Aqualad".

) One word: Carface. Just saying it makes me giggle with glee.

Scipio said...

Yeah, Carface versus Huntress was pretty classic. He needs to be part of her Rogues Gallery!

And for Spider-Man, I was most amused by the "Not Brand Eccch" Beer... .

CandidGamera said...

My favorite moment of the week : Atum gets a noogie.

Scipio said...

I was amused to see the IRS man, the chocolate bar, and the Rubik's Cube!

SallyP said...

"Carface"...snerk.

Yes, Roy, you are pretty, but boy are you dumb. When Superman gives you advice about relationships, you LISTEN to him! And never ever listen to Hal. Or Ollie.

Gosh, Black Canary was just laying down the law all over the place for a change. And if Vixen takes one deep breath...it's all over.

But I DID love the God's trading cards.

Steve Mitchell said...

Well, I liked Franklin and Valeria in the battle suit, and Franklin being smarter than Ben and Johnny combined.

Scipio said...

Although Ollie did tell him not to knock up Wonder Girl, which was sound advice... .

SallyP said...

Sound advice indeed.

Citizen Scribbler said...

Gotta agree with the Superfriends love. I've been delighted the past two months I've tried it. The activity pages are charming and this month's issue contains a child's letter that may getcha a little misty.

And yes, Mr. Joker, I do believe it'd be nice if Green Lantern said something silly when charging his ring- if you didn't think it was silly enough already.

And is Justice League about to have another 8-part story about Red Tornado? Really? Didn't we just do that last year? Was it that popular?

And the peeping? That's just messed up. Should kick him off the team for that...

-Citizen Scribbler

Nightwing Wannabe said...

"Who in their right mind would build a remote-controlled pie?"

Oh MY God I laughed so hard...

I read most of the books you talk about but I read these before the books and then when I finally get to it I'm like....oh that's what Scipio meant...and then I laugh even harder.

Mister Sister said...

Peyer rules but it looks like he and Fredi3 are finito after #243.

Kelson said...

Yeah, Peyer's run on Flash has been quite good IMO. I think if he had time, he could turn the book around, but (for good or ill) it looks like it's probably headed for a relaunch after this arc.

Mallet said...

I don't know what to make of comics this week. Some were trying to hard (Here's looking at you Wolverine). Some didn't seem to try hard enough (CoughultimateFFcough). Then everything else got showed up by a Kid's comic that remote controlled pies, super baking, and Flash being taught an important moral lesson.

Seriously, this week freaked me out.

mark question said...

In all fairness to Roy, what he described would have been a perfectly acceptable plot for Silver Age Superman:

"You never help around the house, Superman! Now you must suffer, like I've suffered over this casserole!"

"Great Scott! Kryptonite dish soap... making me weak..! But.. my hands.. so soft..!

notintheface said...

"Firestorm pulls a Jordan."

Do you mean the floating platform or the head injury?

"Superman and Hal Jordan giving relationship advice, in their own specials ways."

I also liked the scene with Superman the Love Guru.

""Did she use kryptonite?" God he's such a moron."

We also learned another of Clark's abilities: Super-Patience.

"So, from whom do you think Vixen borrowed the ability to make her ariolae disappear? Hawkgirl, maybe?"

Bruce.

notintheface said...

"Firestorm pulls a Jordan."

Do you mean the floating platform or the head injury?

"Superman and Hal Jordan giving relationship advice, in their own specials ways."

I also liked the scene with Superman the Love Guru.

""Did she use kryptonite?" God he's such a moron."

We also learned another of Clark's abilities: Super-Patience.

"So, from whom do you think Vixen borrowed the ability to make her ariolae disappear? Hawkgirl, maybe?"

Bruce.

notintheface said...

Another thing I liked:

Hal Jordan channeling Dr. Cox.

totaltoyz said...

When Superman gives you advice about relationships, you LISTEN to him! And never ever listen to Hal. Or Ollie.

I really don't know where Ollie's reputation as a man-whore, a very recent development, comes from. It has no precedent. One indiscretion with Marianne makes him Glenn Quagmire? His child by Shado was the result of his being raped by her, certainly nothing to blame him for; and the idea that he is Arrowette's father was never anything more than fanboy speculation.

Hal, on the other hand; obviously his flitting from girl to girl and inability to commit to one woman points to his denying his own sexuality.

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