Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Smallville Shenanigans

Today's snarkiness is brought to you by the cover story from Adventure Comics #204:


I don't care enough about Superman lore to research this, but if they didn't make this kid the Prankster in later years, they missed out on some great continuity porn (and helloooooooo, Googlers!).



For those of you wondering why it took so long before Superboy left Smallville for Metropolis, I believe it was an unsettling combination of high gangster activity and cops with rheumatism.


Yup.... because comics are a visual medium, there's nothing more entertaining for a child than matching wits! This is why the comic adaptation of Searching for Bobby Fischer went over so well....


Shrieking and sobbing over mislabelled cans. Way to advance the feminist movement, Lana!


I find it refreshing that big business is coming right out and saying they'll screw over a charity if they don't get what they want. Superboy not performing to your standards? Then, screw the underprivileged children! That'll show him to do a better job you aren't paying him for to begin with!

6 comments:

Tracer Bullet said...

I'm amazed to learn DC has both a Riddler AND a Prankster. They just weren't trying at all there for a while, were they?

Blockade Boy said...

Y'know, Martha Stewart would've taken those mislabeld cans and created a "herring and spaghetti" party that was off the hook. And then she would have tracked down the young man responsible for the prank and force-fed him his own genitalia, but that's a whole 'nother comic (written by Warren Ellis, probably)...

thatsthespirit said...

Every time I read about a stupid Silver Age story on a snarky blog, I think, "Stupidest story ever," but then another, stupider story (like this one) always comes along.

Dave said...

I had no idea that all those Clancy the Cop half-pagers by Henry Boltinoff were actually in continuity. Now I want Super-Turtle to return. And Cap's Hobby Shack!

SallyP said...

You know, I'm awfully awfully glad that I don't live in Smallville. Next to Cabot Cove, the most terrifying small town in the USA!

Hysterical Woman said...

You'd think that bomb would explode before Shorty Stibbs ended his speech.