Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Shield: Cons

He has the annoying habit of crowing about his recent tricks. In song.
I hate when guys do that. Unless it's me.


The Shield can't hold his breath forever. Wussie.

He's kind of doppish, as we say where I'm from. Zo darn doppish, in fact.

I skipped the part afterward, where he crashes through the tree. Yes, really.


The Shield is not particularly, shall we say, observant. In this scene, he pushes a bad guy out of the way, and then stand their reading files without noticing the man piling up explosives behind him. Next time, he needs to leave the Ronco Electronic Ear at home and spring for some handcuffs instead...

Gotta love the flying, but otherwise undamaged furniture; the Hotel Braganza must get all its stuff from This End Up.

16 comments:

SallyP said...

Now this is hilarious. Seriously, a TREE, underneath and awning, underneath a flagpole? What is his civilian name, Wile E. Coyote?

I did enjoy the bad guy calmy piling up all the dynamite, while the Shield stands there, completely oblivious. I wonder if he was humming.

Nightwing Wannabe said...

I had the same thought...a tree under an awning?? LOL Porr tree must be longing to be warmed by the rays of the sun...well that was before the Shield damaged it...

Scipio said...

If only a flying bed from the Hotel Braganza had landed on him... .

Yes, the Shield is pretty entertaining.

In the Golden Age, you see, the coolness of a hero wasn't indicated by his infallibility, but by his casual indifference when he screwed up or sank a sink ...

Anonymous said...

"The Shield is not particularly, shall we say, observant."

Which is why the narrator has to state the obvious in panel after panel. "You are reading a post on a blog."

Nightwing Wannabe said...

they just don't make them like they used to LOL...reminds me of satruday mornings with the SuperFriends...

Harvey Jerkwater said...

The spy on that last page is a Fashion God. Look at him. Canary yellow suit, slicked back hair, evil sneer, white socks, and a monocle.

Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is how one "makes it work."

Scipio said...

If you ain't got elegance, you can never ever carry it off.

Frank Lee Delano said...

Any relation to Len Brown? Ties to the U.N.? I smell cross-continuity here!

Mr Persnickety said...

"he pushes a bad guy out of the way, and then stand their reading files"

Stands where?

Xanadude said...

So, like, on Earth Scipio the big gay power couple would be Starman and the Shield? And would they honeymoon on Earth Q?

rap said...

Wonder if he's singing about Frank McGinty, the writer of the legendary GL #101 ?

Could be!

Scipio said...

Actually, "Down Went McGinty" is an Irish song

Down went McGinty to the bottom of the say (sea)
And he must be very wet for they haven't found him yet
But they say his ghost comes round the docks before the break
of day,
Dressed in his best suit of clothes.


is the relevant passage of the lyrics.

Troy Wilson said...

Okay, this has nothing to do with The Shield, but it's still pretty darn important. And if we prevail we can all crow about it. In song.

There's an online petition for a 3hour Watchmen movie (as opposed to a shorter cut).

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Watchmen3hrMoviePetition/

Feel free to sign it and/or spread the word.

My humble apologies for the rude interruption. I now return you to regular programming.

totaltoyz said...

Scipio, where are you getting these color Shield scans?? I'd love to read the whole stories!

rap said...

Maybe the SONG is about Frank McGinty, then.

(Probably not.)

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