Thursday, January 22, 2009

Things That Made Me Happy

... in my comics this week.

  • The Composite Superman.
  • Gay Sex Police Blackmail Naughtiness Fun Time!
  • The Composite Superman's "secret identities".
  • Inspector Henderson's nose.
  • The Composite Superman using his stretching powers on Superman just like he did the first time.
  • Now Robin has a real enemy.
  • The Composite Superman using his "JLA powers" in ways that recall his original set of powers from the LSH. Elongated Man = Elastic Lad, Firestorm = Element Lad, Atom = Shrinking Violet.
  • I just LOVE that Star City hat. MUST get one.
  • The Composite Superman doesn't seem to have "super-sewing". He should have had the Spectre help him with that costume.
  • Clark Kent wears Old Spice? Hilarious. And permanently disqualifying him as a sexual fantasy.
  • You want Hal Jordan to be ... a saint? BWHAHAHA! That's not gonna make it past the Senate Confirmation hearings, particularly if stewardesses are allowed to testify.
  • An entire page of the Composite Superman versus Two-Face.
  • Why, I'd completely forgotten Agent Liberty!
  • The USA NOW headline: Martian Manhunter Captures Human Flame.
  • Phantom Stranger in Ollie Queen's bathroom.
  • Prof. Ivo created the Composite Superman? Brilliant.
  • Supergirl sunbathing.
  • Batman's mirror.
  • Apparently being a Blue Lantern doesn't make you ineligible for sarcasm.
  • "When exactly did you obtain samples of my DNA?" "That's not important right now."
  • Starbreaker. God bless you, Len Wein. Starbreaker scared the bejeezus out of me some 35 years ago, and he still does.
  • I'm sure Batman had NO idea that would tear him apart. Snicker.
  • Even as an object of pity, Sinestro is still a nasty, snotty, bastard.
  • "Nobody makes a fool out of Metallo." Well, almost nobody.
  • "Behest". Heh.
  • Having to wait 17 whole seconds.
  • Starbreaker + Shadow Thief + Dr. Light = genius.
  • Once again, I thank the artist for remembering that the Giant Penny is dated 1947.
  • Whoa, Ulysses! That's one way to deal with sibling rivalry.
  • "You're just a walking, talking forensics kit, aren't you?"
  • A masterful retelling of the original Starbreaker storyline, particularly the beat-down by Aquaman.
  • "Them super-types, always updatin' their costumes...!"
  • Hey, Hal Jordan only got possessed twice this month!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Pep 3: Baseball in the Fifth Dimension

The Shield's balls are exploding and he's not afraid to use them again you! Gotta hand it to the artist: that's some fun use of perspective.

Of course, as a result, you get this odd impression that the Shield is somehow throwing forward mines that wind up behind him, like some sort of fifth dimension baseball pitcher.
Or like one of those shiny lenticular postcards they used to make. By Olympus, those things used to freak me out as kid....

So, do the boats and planes all belong to the bad guys? Are the bad guys (Moscovians, probably) dropping mines or their own ships? Is the Shield catching the mines only to them throw on our own ships?

I give. The Shield is simply beyond mere logic.

Oh, how I wish the Shield would visit Washington. But for that we'd have to be able to provide him with one of those vast expanses with infinitely recessing backgrounds his fifth dimensionality requires. Hm...